Two bits of publication/press news:
Yesterday, K. Tempest Bradford of NPR wrote about her experience reading the entirety of the Campbell nominee anthology in “We Read The Year’s Best New Sci-Fi — So You Don’t Have To.” In it, she talks about the experiencing of reading over 800,000 words of prose, and discusses her Hugo/Campbell ballot, which includes me and my story “Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU.”
Carmen Maria Machado’s stories build and build until they surround and ensnare, and at the end you’re always glad to be all tangled up. My favorite, “Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU,” defies explanation. Call it postmodern, or fan fiction, or Lovecraft meets Dick Wolf — all labels fall short of capturing the essence of this story.
Also, Lightspeed’s new issue dropped today, and if you’re a subscriber, you can read my story “Observations About Eggs from the Man Sitting Next to Me on a Flight from Chicago, Illinois to Cedar Rapids, Iowa” today. For non-subscribers, it’ll go online on April 8th. Here’s the cover!