My new personal motto, and a review of Gaiman's Odd and the Frost Giants

I'm still offline working on a novel, but I figured three minutes to post a few items wouldn't kill my writing.

Over at SF Signal is my new review of Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman. My oldest son helped me review the book. Our take: I'd recommend this to Gaiman fans, while my son says every kid must read this book. But either way, wait for the paperback edition or buy the cheaper Kindle edition. Because $14.99 is simply too much for a story this short.

In other news, reviews of my novella "Sublimation Angels" have started to trickle out. SF Signal gave the story 5 stars and called it "A captivating story about freedom, rebellion, and seeking the truth." But over at the Internet Review of SF, Lois Tilton reams the story, calling it "straight out of the Sci-Fi Catalog of Stock Cardboard Characters." Okay, maybe I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing Lois didn't like the story.

That said, I've received a number of emails and forum comments from people loving/liking the story, including one very nice reader who sent me a tip after finishing the story. If someone sending you money after reading your story isn't proof they liked it, I don't know what is.

Thanks to everyone for the positive comments and support. And as I work on my new novel over the coming months, my personal motto is to always stay true to the "Sci-Fi Catalog of Stock Cardboard Characters!"