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…

Kelly McCullough writes fantasy, science fiction, and books for kids of varying ages. He lives in Wisconsin with his physics professor wife and a small herd of cats. His novels include the WebMage and Fallen Blade series — Penguin/ACE, and the forthcoming School for Sidekicks — Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan. His short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. He also dabbles in science fiction as science education with The Chronicles of the Wandering Star — part of an NSF-funded science curriculum — and the science comic Hanny & the Mystery of the Voorwerp, which he co-authored and co-edited — funding provided by NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. Kelly on Twitter, Facebook, G+, ello

 

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

Kelly McCullough : It’s always difficult to hold up one book and say this is my favorite, in part because it’s a constantly moving target, but the answer that comes to mind today is Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s “The Thread That Binds The Bones” because it’s beautiful and subtle and full of lines and images and characters that have stayed with me for decades. Nina is an absolute master at writing about dysfunctional families and about magic that’s genuinely numinous, and this book is full of both. The Thread That Binds The Bones is foundational to the way I think about writing fantasy in a contemporary setting, and I would recommend it to any reader. If you haven’t read Nina’s work, you’re missing out on one of the best writers of the last thirty years.

 

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