Strange Horizons just released their annual “Year in Review” post, and a couple of their contributors had some mighty kind things to say about me and my work.
A very close second-favorite story is “Inventory” by Carmen Maria Machado, from right here at Strange Horizons, which also deals with bodies. Its evocation of loss is what I always crave, and only occasionally get, from dystopian fiction. Machado blew me away in several venues this year, from Tin House’s Open Bar to The New Yorker. She’s my #1 writer to watch in 2014!
And Gabriel Murray, short-fiction writer and reviewer for Strange Horizons:
My favorite up-and-coming writer of literary and speculative and literary-speculative fiction has been Carmen Maria Machado, I think, and her “Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU” in The American Reader was a highlight of the year for me.
Thank you so much, Gabriel and Sofia!