Recently I’ve noticed HP over at Every Day Should Be Tuesday doing these “Can’t Wait Wednesday” post things. Turns out it’s a weekly, multi-blog festival of a sort, hosted by the Wishful Endings book blog.
Back when I used to run a blog about Japanese language and culture these sorts multi-blog thematic writing events/prompts were called blog festivals (or matsuri). Not sure what they’re called now.
Anyway, how fun!
One book I’ve been looking forward to getting to is Witch World, by Andre Norton. I’ve already read several of her short stories and came away impressed with the quality and range of her writing. Apparently one of the tales takes place in the same setting as her signature work – the Witch World series.
This one has been on my radar for a while now and ties into my exploration of Appendix N – the list of authors and stories that contributed to the development of Dungeons and Dragons. Turns out Witch World has inspired other games, too.
Now that I’m almost finished with the four-volume Planet of Adventure books by Jack Vance, I think it may be a good time to pick up Witch World.
I don’t really know what to expect from Witch World, but by reputation it’s a high quality bit of scifi/fantasy. I can’t wait to dig in!