Two notes on my writing

My essay "Singing the Songs of Arthur C. Clarke's Distant Earth" is in the current New York Review of Science Fiction (October 2008, issue 242). The essay examines the many different versions of Clarke's story The Songs of Distant Earth, which was the late grandmaster's self-professed favorite novel.

In other great news, Richard Horton, who reviews short fiction for Locus and edits anthologies such as Fantasy: The Best of the Year 2008, selected my story "Where Away You Fall" as one of four impressive short stories to appear this year in Analog: Science Fiction and Fact. He discussed this on his blog, where he also provided a very nice overview of what Analog published during 2008. Many thanks to Richard for the kind words.