I'm so excited for this book discussion. I introduced myself to Ian Tregillis's work with this book with a random encounter in my library and it just amazed me. Tregillis is one of my favorite authors now. This series (The Milkweed Triptych) and the Alchemy Wars trilogy are just so good: inventive, detailed worlds with interesting characters and conflicts.
After I finish At The Mountains Of Madness, I'm going to re-read Bitter Seeds and listen to the discussion. Busy weekend ahead.
I recently read Ian Tregillis' Something More Than Night, which is described on his website as, "A Raymond Chandler-inspired murder mystery set in Thomas Aquinas’s vision of Heaven, replete with hard-drinking fallen angels, stubborn molls, flaming swords, and quantum cosmology." Which sounds like the most perfect book ever written for you guys.
As part of his research to create Bayliss, the Philip Marlowe of the angelic plane, Tregillis also created his own glossary of noir detective era slang: https://iantregillis.com/home-top-stub/writing/something-more-than-night/noir-slang-glossary/
I hope you enjoy our discussion of the book!
This book was so much fun to read and to talk about -- I'm so glad you had us do it.