A junk shot of assorted news

A few items of note:

  • Don't forget we're now in the final days of the storySouth Million Writers Award public vote. All writers and readers are welcome to take part in the voting, which lasts until 11:59 pm Eastern time on May 31, 2010.
  • Pindeldyboz, one of the best literary journals of recent memory, is coming to an end. After publishing a beautiful print edition for several years, and an amazing online edition which (emphasis added) published over 1200 stories by more than 600 authors, the editors have decided to pack things in on the journal's 10th anniversary. Pindeldyboz was named the Best Online Publication in the 2003 storySouth Million Writers Award and has had works reprinted in Best American Non-Required Reading, New Stories From the South, Best American Fantasy, and many other anthologies. Thanks to Whitney Pastorek and the other Pindeldyboz editors for giving us so many great stories to read!
  • In case you missed my English language review of Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl, here's the same review in Romanian. Thanks to the Romanian Science Fiction & Fantasy Society for translating and reprinting the review.
  • Over at Suite 101, author Colin Harvey reviews the new issue of Interzone. He says my novelette "Plague Birds" is "breath-taking in its audacity ... a story to remind jaded reviewers why they fell in love with SF in the first place." Wow! Many thanks to Colin for the kind words.
  • Over at the Fantastic Reviews Blog, Aaron Hughes highly recommends my  "A Twenty-First Century Fairy Love Story" from Tales of the Unanticipated, issue 30. Again, many thanks!