My short story "When Thorns Are the Tips of Trees" is now out in issue 219 of Interzone (December 2008). The Fix Online has a review of the issue up and the reviewer liked my story. However, he didn't like the ending, but says that "like-minded readers can simply enjoy this as a story that has a conclusion they happen to disagree with." Of course, this stands in contrast to one early reader who e-mailed me to say that she loved the ending. So who knows what to make of all this.