In the February 2020 issue of Locus, I somehow managed to miss the fact that Graham Sleight included The Iron Dragon's Mother in his list of "ten books of the year." So let me now note that happy fact.
Based entirely on those books on his list that I've read, I'm in extremely good company.
You can find Sleight's Year in Review here.
And I should explain . . .
The title of today's blog post is a paraphrase of something Jonathan Strahan wrote in that same issue of Locus:
The book of 2019 I loved most that no-one else seemed to be raving about (even though they should have been) was Michael Swanwick's The Iron Dragon's Mother. Ostensibly the third in a trilogy, in truth it's a standalone tale of a post-industrial fantasy which I loved very much and recommend.