Since the New Year is now well underway, I wanted to point out the kind words reviewers have had for my stories in recent weeks:
- In a SF Signal Mind Meld on "The Best Genre-Related Books/Films/Shows Consumed in 2009," Colin Harvey praised my novella "Sublimation Angels" and short story "Here We Are, Falling Through Shadows," saying "As I noted with Ted Kosmata last year, good--but very different--stories appearing in quick-fire succession by the same author have a cumulative effect far beyond that achieved by single works." In addition, in Strange Horizons' "2009 in Review," Colin mentioned me as a newcomer publishing "high quality" fiction.
- At SF Crowsnest, Gareth D Jones called "Here We Are, Falling Through Shadows" "a chilling story of the unknown" while John DeNardo at SF Signal called it a "marvelously engaging story."
- At SFRevu, Adam Tredowski said my "Shadows" story would make his Hugo short list.
- At Tangent Online, Bob Blough praises my novella "Sublimation Angels," calling it "SF of the purest quality" and that he eagerly awaits "the sequel to the greater story incumbent in the original idea." Don't worry, I'm already sketching out the sequels to the story.
- Free SF Reader picked "Sublimation Angels" as one of the best new stories of 2009, as did Gareth D Jones.
- Finally, Shaun Duke will be mentioning my "unique, spatially disconnected short fiction" in his academic paper "Shaping the Shapeless: New Weird, Bizarro, and
Bending Genres," which will be presented at the upcoming "What Happens Now: 21st Century
Writing in English--the first decade" conference in Lincoln, England. Wow! And I love that description of my work.
I hope I haven't missed anyone. Thanks to everyone listed for the kind words, and thanks to every reader out there who has enjoyed my stories.