For those of you who are interested, I am feeling better today. Mostly because I have been ignoring the cover letter issue and immersing myself in space opera and knitting, and also filling envelopes (I had a very dull job today which was to fill envelopes and answer the phone and when done with that to wait for the phone to ring and knit and read space opera. I was paid for it).
So I'm a bit of a sucker for things that are epic and sprawling, in any form. Love Gormenghast, have been assured I will thoroughly enjoy Dune, my favourite novel is about the French Revolution and events happening on a massive scale, "A Canticle For Leibowitz" is up there among my favourite novels (1500 years of post nuclear holocaust history in which the Catholic church becomes a major power again). I spent bank holidays of my childhood watching fifties and sixties technicolour epics and still respond to those with the irrational part of my brain. And what little space opera I've read I really really like.
I'm reading Hyperion, by Dan Simmons. I'm about halfway through and will not succeed in saving the rest for the bus journey on Monday. I can't really afford to buy the next three books, and I'm not sure that they are in libraries. It is with this in mind that I would like to launch:
the campaign for keeping Inigo going through this summer with the Hyperion quartet, and stopping her rereading Ilium, Olympus and Hyperion about fifty times.
More epic space opera, please.
Mostly this should take the form of donations of second hand books, if anyone has them. Or if anyone feels ridiculously generous and is actually pecunious, donations of new books (I'm not asking for donations of new books, that would be greedy). Saving for Edinburgh may go badly if I can't find these books in some way involving little money being spent.