If you’re looking for a book of strange alien wonders, Costi Gurgu’s RecipeArium is such a work. I was happy to give the following blurb for the book:
Recipearium is a sumptuous chronicle of alien culture and cutthroat intrigue, set in a city in the belly of a gargantuan beast. Gurgu’s novel gives you an exotic, daring banquet that you will not soon forget.
You can find it at Amazon, Indigo, or perhaps your friendly neighbourhood bookstore.
My friend Mike Rimar, who’s also a member of my writing group the Stop-Watch Gang, appears in the latest issue of Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show with his story, “Four Wizards and a Funeral“. We critiqued it in one of our sessions, and I thought it was quite a lot of fun. Congrats, Mike!