Tim Pratt is a Hugo Award-winning SF and fantasy author, and has been a finalist for World Fantasy, Sturgeon, Stoker, Mythopoeic, and Nebula Awards, among others. He is the author of over twenty novels, most recently The Deep Woods and Heirs of Grace, and scores of short stories. His work has been reprinted in The Best American Short Stories, The Year's Best Fantasy, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, and other nice places. Since 2001 he has worked for Locus, the magazine of the science fiction and fantasy field, where he currently serves as senior editor. He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife and son.
Today he tells us about his Six Books!
1. What book are you currently reading?
2. What upcoming book are you really excited about?
3. Is there a book you’re currently itching to read again?
It's December, so it's time to do my annual re-read of Elizabeth Hand's magnificent novella Chip Crockett's Christmas Carol. I look forward to it every year, and it always brings me to tears at least once.
4. How about a book you’ve changed your mind about – either positively or negatively?
The first time I picked up The Book of Koli by M. R. Carey I bounced off of it *hard*--I found the voice off-putting and couldn't sink into the story, so I put it down. People kept telling me how great it was, though, so I picked it up again, and for whatever reason, the second time, that decidedly idiosyncratic voice charmed me, and I fell right into the world of the book. The sequel is great too, and I'm looking forward to reading the third book.
5. What’s one book, which you read as a child or a young adult, that has had a lasting influence on your writing?
6. And speaking of that, what’s your latest book, and why is it awesome?
POSTED BY: Paul Weimer. Ubiquitous in Shadow, but I’m just this guy, you know? @princejvstin.