This was an excellent month for acquiring books funded through Kickstarter. Three of the four new arrivals are crowdfunded, and the last is from my (surprisingly persistent, but not unwelcome) subscription to And Other Stories.
For reading, September was a slow month. I had a lot on my mind, and multiple side projects demanding my attention, and my reading pace therefore suffered. But what my reading pile lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality. So it goes.
- Cory Doctorow, The Internet Con: How to Seize the Means of Computation (Verso) [2023.09.02] – Reward from a Kickstarter campaign.
- Douglas Adams, Kevin Jon Davies (editor), 42: The Wildly Improbable Ideas of Douglas Adams (Unbound Books) [2023.09.03] – Reward from a Kickstarter campaign. This one was long-awaited, as I backed it in March of 2021. Things Happened in the world in the intervening years, and my patience was well-rewarded, as this book is absolutely gorgeous!
- Ai Jiang and Christi Nogle (editors), Wilted Pages: An Anthology of Dark Academia (Shortwave Publishing) [2023.09.05] – Another Kickstarter reward. I have never read any Dark Academia stories, so an anthology seemed like a good place to start.
- Tanya Tagaq, Split Tooth (And Other Stories) [2023.09.22] – The latest book from my one remaining subscription.