Remember a few days ago when I mentioned how the only things I like more than beer are books and chocolate? But how books didn’t seem to fit in with the other two? Friends and drinkers, someone else has brought books into the beer world for me. Jeff VanDerMeer has been doing posts about pairing books with beer, and not just any books, but science fiction books. He is a man after my heart.
His first post on Omnivoracious about book and beer pairings was so popular, a second appeared later after checking in with a few authors. My favorite is in the second post, where Margo Lanagan, one of the strangest and most brilliant short story writers today, explains what beer she would pair with her newest book. And she’s Australian, so you’d better believe it’s cool.
My own pairing would be Carol Emshwiller’s The Mount with a saison farmhouse ale. That funky blue-cheese taste will prepare you for the funkiness to follow, in a book where humans become the mode of transportation for our creepy little alien overlords.