Two great sites that I’ve been poking around on lately:
The first is a list from the website This Recording of the 100 best science fiction and/or fantasy novels ever. Of course this is objective but I’d say a lot of it is spot on: Ursula K. LeGuin is the bestest after all. It seems, however, that I have some major catching up to do–I guess I need to read Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the Long Sun huh? I had never heard of that–actually, there was a lot I had never heard of, but there was also a lot I have heard of or have read etc. Also, no Malazan: Book of the Fallen? Shaaaaaaame.
Oh, also Dhalgren, I need to read Dhalgren, because it was written by Samuel Delany and he once wrote a book about giving a bunch of blow jobs in the 70s and because he looks like this. Which is amazing.
So on the eaterly end of things, a blogger named Adam has taken it upon himself to cook every food mentioned in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. The blog is called Cooking Ice and Fire and it looks like a really fun and clever endeavor. He describes it as the Julie/Julia project but, you know, with more meat and mead. I guess he decided to take the reins from Tom Colicchio’s Game of Thrones food trucks seen earlier this year
Adam does preface each entry with a selection from the books, so the spoiler nervous should probably avoid. I’ve avoided reading the non-recipe parts too closely because I’m not quite done with A Dance With Dragons yet, but I think he’s mostly kept his recipes to the first four books. There are some honeyed locusts in book five that I hope he makes–that’d be commitment.