I gave up reading fantasy novels at least 15 years ago. They got me through adolescence but then they just all seemed a bit well, adolescent... The one exception to this whose work I still try and keep up with is Charles De Lint who I still love. (Technically he's urban fantasy but close enough) I've been feeling quite discombobulated lately and decided it'd be nice if I could find a new book by him! I looked on Amazon, and even ignoring the teen fic he's been writing lately came up with about 6 or 7 books to add to my wish list! Apparently there's been a lot of re-issues of older out of print stuff but it made me happy. Despite having read over 30 books so far this year I've not made a dent really in my "to read" shelves. I'm not sure how this keeps happening. I've bought less than 10 books this year!

In other news I found a lovely Victorian "steam punk" book today at work.
The social, political, and commercial advantages of direct steam communication and rapid postal intercourse between Europe and America, via Galway, Ireland by someone with the unlikely name of Pliny Miles
http://library.kcl.ac.uk/F/?func=full-set-set&set_number=005098&set_entry=000001&format=999
This will be of particular interest to [livejournal.com profile] feralboy [livejournal.com profile] mskoi and any others of you into Anime, Manga, Gothic Lolita, Cosplay, queer issues, gender issues and Japanese Dolls. This months issue of the Intersections magazine (about gender and sexuality in Asia and the pacific) focuses on international fandoms. It has one section of articles called Boys Love Goes Global

http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue20_contents.htm

The link is to the table of contents, just click on the author's name to access the full article.
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