?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Marilee J. Layman

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
04:39 pm: Heat of Fusion and other stories by John M. Ford
It always takes a while to read something of Mike's because of the many references buried in the text. This collection was no exception, and I expect to read it again in a few years and find more references I missed this time.

There are only a few traditional stories in this collection, but there are many stories in verse form as well as poetry. Mike retells some stories in his own viewpoint, giving us a new look at them. He tells some story cycles in verse, and uses the Tarot to form the frame for some verses.

If you want a book of short pieces that will make you stop and think, this is it.

Also, I found another copy of this book -- good condition with dust jacket, one black dot on the top edge from being remaindered. I'm happy to send this to whoever asks first for the cost of shipping media mail, which would be $2.47 in the US.

Tags:

Comments

From:stevendj
Date:May 27th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I'm pretty sure I need a copy of that. I'll double-check when I get home, and send you my address and stuff (assuming nobody else has spoken up first).
[User Picture]
From:green_knight
Date:May 27th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I'd love it. Despite my best intentions, I've not ready anything by him - well, anything other than the short shorts on Making Light, and this sounds like a good place to start.
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:May 27th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Steven got in first, but he needs to get home to check if he has it or not. So if he doesn't, you get it, but it will cost more to the UK, of course.
[User Picture]
From:green_knight
Date:May 27th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Pipped to the post - when I clicked on the comments, there weren't any yet. Sure it's more - but it'd be worth it.
From:stevendj
Date:May 28th, 2007 06:34 am (UTC)
(Link)
Oh, he can have it—it'll be easier for me to find a copy over here.
[User Picture]
From:green_knight
Date:May 28th, 2007 07:46 am (UTC)
(Link)
You are a true gentleman. [1] Thank you.


[1] But I knew that from annafdd's journal
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:May 28th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
(Link)
All right then, email me your address.
[User Picture]
From:orangemike
Date:May 28th, 2007 05:56 am (UTC)
(Link)
I wish you could have been at the Mike Ford memorial panel at WisCon today!
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:May 28th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Oh, that would have been neat! And how cool that you're there! Is Cicatrice there, too?
[User Picture]
From:orangemike
Date:May 30th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Alas, since WisCon moved to the same weekend as MediaWest (her one annual shameless indulgence in being a media fan), we have spent Memorial Day weekends in parallel fan universes. Kelly keeps talking about coming to WisCon with daddy some year instead of MediaWest with mom, but has certain friends she only sees once a year at MediaWest.
[User Picture]
From:davidgoldfarb
Date:May 28th, 2007 08:51 am (UTC)
(Link)
For a long time John M. Ford's work never clicked with me...then a while back I read The Dragon Waiting -- and then I proceeded to scare lots of people on rasseff. Perhaps you remember that.

I'm pretty sure there's no article in the title, btw; just Heat of Fusion, not The Heat.
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:May 28th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Yes, I do remember that. You're probably right about the title -- I'll check when I go back to the bedroom next.
[User Picture]
From:mjlayman
Date:May 29th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Fixed!
Powered by LiveJournal.com