Written by Panio Gianopoulos on Sunday, December 2, 2012
I was thrilled to learn that Amazon selected my novella, A Familiar Beast, as its Debut Spotlight title for its December 2012 feature BEST BOOKS OF THE MONTH.
It’s an honor to be included in the Editors’ Top Picks round-up, and to be in the company of titles such as Nick Tosches’ Me and the Devil, Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s Antifragile, and Whitney Otto’s Eight Girls Taking Pictures.
I was going to accompany this post with an illustration of an Amazon queen–I’m a longtime fan of the myth of Achilles and Penthelisea, the queen of the Amazons who while hunting accidentally slew her sister, Hippolyta, and fought in the Trojan War to regain her honor–but unfortunately, when googling “Amazon queen images”, what you tend to get is photos of girls in bikinis (at most). Thus, the demure dynamism of Franz Von Stuck’s sculpture “Spear-Wielding Amazon.”
To view the feature or to buy the book on Amazon, click here. Thanks!