Monday, August 15, 2011

Across the Sea receives an Honorable Mention

Eric Choi posted yesterday on the Facebook Group Page for The Dragon and the Stars that four stories from that anthology received honorable mentions in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois. One of those stories was mine, Across the Sea! Needless to say I'm very excited to hear this. I've sold only eight short stories in my entire life, and two of them have been honorably mentioned in Year's Best anthologies.

The other stories were The Character of the Hound, by Tony Pi, The Water Weapon, by Brenda Clough, and The Son of Heaven, by Eric Choi. This is an impressive showing from the anthology, so I'll again say to the editors, WELL DONE! They worked so hard to take this anthology from initial idea to printed book, and didn't stop there. They've worked tirelessly to promote it and boost its sales. I'm honored to be included in this project, and I wish Eric and Derwin much success in their future ventures.

And meanwhile, squeeee! I find short stories very, very difficult to write, so this kind of recognition makes me giddy.



  1. Oooh, congratulations! I'm so glad I bought the book, because I really enjoyed your story and feel it very much deserved that honourable mention. :-)

    I can't believe you've only sold eight short stories in your life! You must be doing something right if two of them have got such kudos.

  2. Hi Melanie! Yes, you're likely more published than I am, but as for the honorable mentions, credit needs to go to all those editors who keep rejecting me. I've written more than eight short stories. Waaaay more.