Editorial – March 2021

Having a month off for LGBT History Month proved to be an excellent idea. I got very little read in February, save for history books. Of course if you would like me to review history books here then I’d be happy to do so. This is, after all, a fanzine. I can put whatever I want in it. Let me know.

Now we are in spring, and with unusual synchronicity two books that I had a small hand in creating are becoming available. Mike Carey’s The Fall of Koli is already on the shelves, and Lucy Holland’s SisterSong will be on April 1st. Obvously I can’t review either of them objectvely, but I have included a few comments about them because I think they are both well worth your time.

Easter is traditionally the start of the convention season, but there probably won’t be much in the way of con reports next issue because I have been selected for jury service, starting this week. One of the things about being self-employed is that you can’t just stop. So I’ll probably be spending the Easter weekend doing things I ought to have been doing during the week.

On the other hand, thanks to the magic of the Internet, I will be paying a brief visit to Brazil. I will be on a panel for Relampeio. It was so kind of them to invite me that I had to make it work somehow.

I guess that the Hugo finalists will be announced sometime soon as well. That will be something else to talk about next issue.