Posts tagged with "reviewed" - Faerye Net 2010-03-26T14:12:00+00:00 Felicity Shoulders "Conditional Love" reviewed in March Locus 2010-03-26T14:12:00+00:00 2010-03-26T14:26:15+00:00 <p>I don&#8217;t plan to make a habit of posting every review my work receives. It could very quickly become boring for my readers, and it would raise other questions: how would I decide which reviews to post? Some sort of professional standard? Would I ignore bad reviews? Besides, reviews and reader responses tend to leave me feeling gawkish and confused, and this blog doesn&#8217;t need a regular feature where I digitally shuffle my feet and fail to make eye contact.</p> <p>However, I&#8217;m making an exception: my friend <a href="" target="links">Pam Rentz</a> (watch for her first published story in <a href="" target="links"><em>Asimov&#8217;s</em></a> August issue!) e-mailed me today to congratulate me on my story being mentioned in <a href="" target="links"><em>Locus Magazine</em></a>. Now, in case you don&#8217;t know, <em>Locus</em> is (in the <a href="" target="links">words of the <em>Independent</em></a>, &#8220;the news organ of choice for the American science-fiction community.&#8221; Any sort of mindful, professional creature would already have subscribed to it, and Pam thought this would be old news to me. Luckily I know mindful, professional people like Pam. (I&#8217;m also thinking of embarking on a subscription-fest, so perhaps this time tomorrow I&#8217;ll be a sober, thoughtful <em>Locus</em> subscriber.)</p> <p>Anyway, <em>Locus</em> is quite important, and so is <a href="" target="links">Gardner Dozois</a>, the editor and writer who now reviews their short fiction in a column called &#8220;Gardnerspace&#8221;. This double-scoop of prestige is why I&#8217;m breaking my review radio silence in order to report that in the March 2010 issue of <em>Locus</em>, he said &#8220;Conditional Love&#8221; was &#8220;excellent.&#8221; &#8220;&#8230;this is a moving, compassionate story with a killer twist in its tail.&#8221;</p> <p>Now you are duly informed of the facts: firstly, that I won&#8217;t be posting about my reviews here on a regular basis, and secondly, that I can be shocked out of that position on extraordinary occasions such as this. Thirdly, Gardner Dozois liked my story! Fourthly, I&#8217;m a doofus for not subscribing to <em>Locus</em>. I&#8217;m glad we could clear these matters up.</p> <p>P.S. I do not believe in the prognosticative powers of fortune cookies. <a href="" target="links">No matter how accurate they may be.</a></p> <p>P.S.2. Maybe I should dig up a May 2008 issue and see what the reviewer they had then thought of &#8220;Burgerdroid&#8221;? Maybe someone would have told me if it was exciting &#8212; but then again, I don&#8217;t think I&#8217;d met Pam then.</p>