Which sci.fi. book do you like?

Alephi is going to celebrate the December month as the month of Sci.Fi. writers. We ask one small question to the Sci.Fi. writers worldwide…

Rose Lemberg is a queer, bigender immigrant from Eastern Europe and Israel. Rose’s work has appeared in Lightspeed’s Queer Destroy Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Unlikely Story, Uncanny, and other venues. Rose is a Nebula Award nominee for their Birdverse novelette, “Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds.” Rose has edited An Alphabet of Embers (2016) available from Stone Bird Press. Rose can be found on Twitter as @roselemberg, and on http://roselemberg.net

 

Alephi : Which sci.fi. book do you like?

Rose Lemberg : In Andreas Eschbach’s The Carpet Makers, people on thousands of planets are engaged in weaving carpets out of human hair which are then collected for unknown purposes, and taken away. This novel is daring, intricate, thought-provoking, ambitious in its ideas and epic in scope; and it includes one of my favorite themes of all time, weaving. The Carpet Makers does not succeed on every level and has issues, but I love the mosaic nature of storytelling, the multiple viewpoints, and how the disparate parts add up to a whole which is both grand and grim.

 

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