Brenda Cooper

Reading Recommendation: January by Becca de la Rosa

I loved this lyrical and fun story.  I listened to it on a drive over Snoqualmie Pass, flecks of almost-snow mixed with lots of rain as I wound down toward the farmland that fills the eastern half of Washington State.  As usual, the quality of the podcast version from Clarkesworld was great.  Becca’s story only turns out to make some sense, but it’s so magically told, and with so much authority, that its very nonsense ends up exactly fine.  In fact, the story felt as well-done and authoritative as a Neil Gaiman story.  So for the lovers of strange fantastical tales….I suggest you read or listen to “January.”