Patricia McKillip superthread?
September 3, 2017 5:46 PM - Subscribe

Anyone interested in doing a McKillip book club? I've been re-reading a bunch of her stuff lately and would be interested in talking with folk about some of the themes that recur in her work, writing style, and so on. I don't know if it should just be a general author's-work thread (is Fanfare even set up for that?) or maybe just make a Riddlemaster post and include.. everything else that came after.
posted by curious nu (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I am a big fan of McKillip but I'm pretty rotten at book-club-like setups. I'm happy to just talk ad nauseum about books but I don't want to be assigned a book. I just finished my annual re-read of the Riddle-Master of Hed trilogy, which are the only books I have in my permanent library. I've read pretty much everything she's written (I think). So keep me in the loop of whatever you decide to do.
posted by MovableBookLady at 7:10 PM on September 9


If you don't wind up doing something here, you might sign up to write an author appreciation post in /r/Fantasy. Most are not that long, and I'm sure something on McKillip would be welcome and find a meaningful audience.
posted by Wobbuffet at 8:06 PM on September 9


Hmm, I guess I don't actually mean a book club! Maybe more like an author club? Maybe just this thread? I've never found much discussion on her books as a whole, before, and it seems like it'd be a fun thing to dig into. There's magic dad themes (High One in Riddlemaster, Merle in Kingfisher, Jonah/Nairn, etc), ancient wizard (High One and Merle, but also Atrix Wolfe, plus maaaaaaany others), there's the developing modern-fantasy she's got going with Kingfisher (showed up in Bards, feels like it's been in one of the other books as well?) and of course music and food.
posted by curious nu at 7:16 AM on September 10


I've wondered about how something like this could fit on Fanfare too. You could make the club regardless of membership to create a persistent/prominent association between the book posts and just do it--McKillip is popular enough that either people would eventually appreciate it or at least not mind. I also don't see a reason not to do it in this thread, aside from the limited audience checking Fanfare Talk, but an author appreciation thread on /r/Fantasy or a blog post somewhere could go on Projects and maybe hit the blue.
posted by Wobbuffet at 11:31 AM on September 10


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