I love seeing how zines that illustrate fiction interpret my pieces. It’s an unusual opportunity to see how the thoughts and emotions I sought to communicate came through to an artist in another medium. I’ve linked to the illustration for “Going Under” below:
The picture combines the frayed corner of the place mat with some cut flowers in sunset colors — a lovely interpretation that takes the place mat and sunset images directly from the piece and adds a third element, the flowers. I really admired this impressionistic interpretation of a rather darkly themed piece.
I’m continuing on my novel reading binge but have added some short stories back into the mix. Since my last post, I’ve completed novels by Dellamonica (the second and final Astrid Lethewood), Ahmed, Sturgeon, Abbott and some literary novels. Amusingly, I read Jo Walton’s Among Others right after Hans Keilson’s Comedy in a Minor Key: A Novel — both books, which couldn’t be more different from each other, featured characters named Wim. What are the odds? I quite enjoyed Among Others and its continuing homage to science fiction and fantasy. I have a number of new books on my reading list as a result of reading Mori’s reviews in-novel.
I’m also almost through Ted Chiang’s collection Stories of Your Life and Others. I’ll be miserable when I’m finished, as I think that will mean I’ve read all of his stories currently available in print. He’s long been in my pantheon of favorites, a frequent inducer of the “I want to write stories like that” feeling.
I should have some news to report about the long awaited Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue 59 soon. I hope so, anyway. Meanwhile, enjoy “Going Under.”