New reviews of "When Thorns Are the Tips of Trees"

Two new reviews of my short story "When Thorns Are the Tips of Trees" (from Interzone #219, Dec. 2008) are now available. Lawrence Conquest praises the tale, calling it an "expertly crafted story," while Anthony G Williams liked both this story and my previous Interzone outing, "The Ships Like Clouds, Risen by Their Rain." Many thanks for the kind words.

I've also had a few readers e-mail and ask if "When Thorns Are the Tips of Trees" is in homage to James Tiptree, Jr, the pen name of SF writer Alice Bradley Sheldon. Short answer: Yes. But beyond that one word answer, readers have to dig for themselves to see what I was up to.