March 14th, 2006

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What's Your Ratio? (Part of Yesterday's Question)

So, do you buy more books than you could possibly read? I'm willing to bet most do, but do you know what your ratio is? I have good intentions with the books I buy, and I tell myself, ultimately, that it doesn't matter, cause I'm building a library of things I can dip in and out of as the need requires, whether it be for teaching, writing, whatever.

But I probably manage to read half of what I buy outside the dip in factor.
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Geoff Ryman

Now that Geoff Ryman is the flavour of the month due Air: Or, Have Not Have, I'm hoping that there will be a collection of his short fiction.

To the best of my knowledge, the last collection done was the four novellas in Unconquered Countries, though if I'm wrong, please tell. I'm a big fan of what Ryman does. I think he's a diverse, passionate, and talented author who has produced excellent work. Some of it like 'Dead Space for the Unexpected' and 'Home' and VAO deserve to reach the audience that might just be finding him now. Though I suppose there's always he possibility that Ryman hasn't enough (or doesn't have enough that he likes) to fill a collection, and that's how it goes upon occasion. Still.

With all the talk of Air, however, it might be worth noting that Ryman's new book, The King's Last Song has just been released.
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