Interzone's annual reader's poll is now accepting votes. As is tradition, readers can vote positively for as many stories from 2007 as they want, and likewise give a negative thumb down to any stories they truly hate. The winners are based on the combined totals of all positive and negative votes. My positive votes are:
- "Molly and the Red Hat" by Benjamin Rosenbaum (issue 213). See my review of the story here.
- "Tearing Down Tuesday" by Steven Francis Murphy (issue 210).
- "A Handful of Pearls" by Beth Bernobich (issue 212). See my review here.
- "Winter" by Jamie Barras (issue 209).
And yes, I wimped out and didn't cast any negative votes. But the truth is that I really enjoyed Interzone last year and none of their stories rubbed me the wrong way. The magazine also looks set to have a strong 2008, with Jason Stoddard's novella "Far Horizon" already on my radar for next year's reader's poll.
Update on 2-26-08
Since I can vote for more than four stories, I decided to add in two more positive votes:
- "Softly Shining in the Forbidden Dark" by Jason Stoddard (issue 208)
- "Metal Dragon Year" by Chris Roberson (issue 213)