So recently I came across a long short story (or very short novella) called “The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland – For a Little While“, by Catherynne M. Valente. This is officially numbered as “Fairyland 0.5” and could be considered a prequel to her “Fairyland” series, inasmuch as it takes place prior to the events of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, and concerns itself with how the missing monarch of that book, Queen Mallow, became Queen Mallow in the first place.
So this week I’m reading The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey, a post-apocalyptic
zombie “hungries” novel in which society has been laid waste by a mutated (possibly weaponized) form of Ophiocordyceps. Perhaps it takes place on the same devastated earth as “The Last of Us” …
So this week I’m reading Unhappenings, by Edward Aubry.