Today I received a copy of David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer's anthology Year's Best SF 14, which includes my Interzone story "The Ships Like Clouds, Risen by Their Rain." In the introduction to the story, they write:
"If there is such a thing as new weird SF, this is it. The story gets high marks for originality. It has a kind of anime feeling reminiscent to us of Miyazaki, but it also reminds us of the early fiction of Brian Aldiss."
Uh ... wow! I can't believe they mentioned my story in the same sentence with Hayao Miyazaki and Brian Aldiss. I've been a big fan of Miyazaki's films for years--and as a self-promotional sidenote, if Miyazaki needs a story to adapt for his next film, "The Ships Like Clouds ..." is available! I also I grew up loving Aldiss' writings. So many thanks to both David and Kathryn for the extremely kind words.