The OF Blog: May 20th Book Porn: The Half-International Edition

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

May 20th Book Porn: The Half-International Edition


These four books (plus two others in a finished state that I've blogged about before) arrived today. Two of them are from outside the Anglophone literary sphere which I purchased, the other two being review copies from DAW Books.

To the top left corner is the 2008 Premio Alfaguara winner, Antonio Orlando Rodríguez's Chiquita, a historical fiction piece dealing with late 19th century/early 20th century freak show attraction Espiridiona Cenda, who stood at only 2'4" in height. Since the Premio Alfaguara winners have yet to disappoint me, I have high hopes for this one. Below it is Etgar Keret's story collection, The Girl on the Fridge, translated from the Hebrew. This is the first book purchased from the Reading the World list I blogged about last week.

In the top-right corner is a reprint anthology, The Reel Stuff, which collects 13 SF stories that were later turned into movies. Needless to say, this book has Dick in it. And finally, an original paperback anthology edited by John Helfers and Martin H. Greenberg, called Future Americas, which I presume is about the US in the future.

2 comments:

RobB said...

I have the mass market version of The Reel Stuff, which came out about a decade ago. Some good stuff in there, IIRC.

Larry said...

Yeah, this is an expansion on it and the lineup is pretty damn good. I'll get around to reading it sometime in the next couple of months.

 
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