There have been some really nice comments about my fiction in recent days. S.M. Duke really liked my short story "The Ships Like Clouds, Risen By Their Rain" from Interzone #217. He includes this high praise:
I simply think that this is a terrific story with a fantastic, if not unique, vision. It puts Sanford in a category of people I admire and perhaps hope to be like--not in the sense of imitation, but in the sense of rising to that level. And he's in good company (Tobias S. Buckell is on that list, along with John Scalzi, Paul Genesse, and a handful of other fine writers)
All I can say is "Wow!"
And in another very nice complement, Aaron Wilson said reading my story "Where Away You Fall" helped him pass the time before presenting his MFA defense. Glad to hear his defense was successful. I wouldn't recommend waving copies of Analog: Science Fiction and Fact before too many MFA defense committees, but I'm glad to hear that there are some open-minded institutions out there.