Jagannath is a book-group read; Tidbeck is a local legend, works for Malmö’s library service. I’ve heard a lot about Palmer without, somehow, ever having read any of her stuff. And Fifty Figures is a contributor copy for the trophy shelf, which will presumably see me introduced at sf-centric events as “Bruce Sterling scholar” for the rest of my life… which is, I guess, way better than many of the things I’ve been introduced as before.
It’s midsommarafton here in Sweden, so I’m off to grill things by the beach with friends. When in Rome, wot?