6.14.2011

Called out of town unexpectedly

Hi everyone... I was called out of town unexpectedly on Monday so the podcast will be later than I hoped.

It would be this time, when I actually almost had it ready on Sunday, that I had to leave town before I could get it done.

The good news is that I will have it done fairly soon after I get back, because there isn't much to do!

In the meantime, here's a little news about The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, via Scott (my partner in crime at A Good Story is Hard to Find).

The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox is available again thanks to Subterranean Press. This book is really hard to find and I count myself lucky to have taken a flier on the Science Fiction Book Club omnibus long ago when I noticed it. I received permission lately from author Barry Hughart to podcast The Bridge of Birds, the first book of the trilogy.
From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):
"Reading Hughart’s endearing historical fantasy trilogy, first published almost 20 years ago, is much like 'wandering blindfolded through a myth devised by a maniac,' in the words of Master Li, the greatest and most frequently intoxicated wise man in a colorful seventh century 'China that never was.' Their rollicking adventures pit them against everyone from murderers and thieves to emperors and gods. Numerous Chinese legends, filtered through Ox’s simple perspective, blend seamlessly into both lighthearted and heartrending.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh! Oooh! Bridge of Birds! Podcast? Podcast? Where? Where?

    Whoops, sorry, got carried away. But gosh, that's a fun book. The sequels have moments, some good, some tedious, but Bridge of Birds is gold right clear through.

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