If you are new to fantasy and science fiction or have been reading SFF for years, it is easy to forget the books that have fallen out of the popular zeitgeist. Books constantly flash on various internet sites, “Buy me. Read me.” Stories move in and out of brick-and-mortar stores in weeks. Your favorite authors are dropping books every month; keeping up with the changing landscape of fiction is challenging.
It isn’t fair, and it can feel overwhelming to readers like myself, and I would assume many of you are reading this. I want to read everything because so many incredible books are coming out, and I don’t want to miss them. But I lack the time; life intrudes.
I was discussing this issue with the great author Janny Wurts. As a side note, if you have time, please check out her extensive writing and artwork catalog. It is the stuff in which dreams are made. She has had the fortune of being on the forefront, the cutting edge of science fiction and fantasy since the 80s, and is a fount of information on great novels that have dissapeared. With her help, we will do a series on books that have come before.
Maybe a book from a decade ago will become your new favorite. Either way, I am about to smash your TBR.