My April Reads, 2014

Book StackIt’s been a while since I’ve read much of anything, but I’ve finally started to crack open a few tomes. It won’t be long before the second anniversary of Rad Bradbury’s passing is here, so I’m trying to finish the Barnes and Noble collection before it gets here. And with the announcement of the Hugo Award nominations on Easter weekend, I want to get caught up on as much reading as I can.

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

I started reading the Barnes and Noble Ray Bradbury Collection, which includes The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and The Golden Apple of the Sun, shortly after Bradbury’s death in 2012, long before I began to keep track of my short fiction reading. I finally finished reading The Illustrated Man in September of 2013. Last month I began The Martian Chronicles, and was actually able to finish it!

  • Rocket Summer (4/19/14)
  • Ylla (4/19/14)
  • The Summer Night (4/19/14)
  • The Earth Men (4/19/14)
  • The Taxpayer (4/19/14)
  • The Third Expedition (4/19/14)
  • -And The Moon Be Still As Bright (4/19/14)
  • The Settlers (4/19/14)
  • The Green Morning (4/24/14)
  • The Locusts (4/24/14)
  • Night Meeting (4/24/14)
  • The Shore (4/24/14)
  • Fire Balloons (4/24/14)
  • Interim (4/24/14)
  • The Musicians (4/24/14)
  • The Wilderness (4/24/14)
  • Way In The Middle Of The Air* (4/24/14)
  • The Naming of Names (4/24/14)
  • Usher II (4/24/14)
  • The Old Ones (4/24/14)
  • The Martian (4/24/14)
  • The Luggage Store (4/24/14)
  • The Off Season (4/24/14)
  • The Watchers (4/24/14)
  • The Silent Towns (4/24/14)
  • The Long Years (4/24/14)
  • There Will Come Soft Rains (4/24/14)
  • The Million Year Picnic (4/24/14)

* This story is a depiction of racial prejudice in America. It was eliminated from some editions of The Martian Chronicles (including this one), and was replaced by the story The Wilderness. I found a copy of the story online and read it.

Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 90, Edited by Neil Clarke

  • Morrigan in the Sunglare by Seth Dickinson (4/21/14)
  • Human Strandings and the Role of the Xenobiologist by Thoraiya Dyer (4/23/14)
  • Suteta Mono de wa Nai by Juliette Wade (4/23/14)
  • The Egg Man by Mary Rosenblum (4/24/14)
  • Mountain Ways by Ursula K. Le Guin (4/24/14)

Clarkesworld Magazine, Issue 91, Edited by Neil Clarke

I started the April issue and hope to finish it in a day or two.

  • Passage of Earth by Michael Swanwick (4/29/14)
  • Autodidact by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (4/30/14)

Until next month, read more!