So I got an interesting review on my Trust and Treachery story, “Live Free or Die.” The reviewer considered the story to stick too close to a couple of traditional tropes, but…she did comment that elements in the story reminded her of Ann Leckie’s writing in Ancillary Justice. Kind of a back-handed compliment…but you know what? I’ll take it, with a note to myself that yeah, I missed the theme I was really trying to hit with that story. Not bad, though. Any review where you even tangentally (no, I did NOT mean that as a pun ;->) earn a comparison to a Hugo winner is nice.
Category Archives: writer squeeee!
The lovely and talented Alma Alexander just announced that River, the anthology she recently edited, is a finalist for the Epic Award. Read about it here.
I’m thrilled for Alma, because her vision for this anthology made it a lovely collection. But I also have to admit that I’m thrilled because my story, “River-Kissed,” is part of the anthology.
So that pushed me over the top as to what I’ll be reading at Orycon this year (Friday, 4:00 pm-4:30 pm, Grant). If you’re attending Orycon, come hear my contribution to this lovely anthology–and then check out Irene Radford’s reading on Sunday morning at 10:30 am–I wouldn’t be surprised if she read from her story for the anthology.
Squee! My guest post on “Place as Person” for the River anthology is live
here! Go over and read and comment!