"I'm just going to write because I can't help it."- Charlotte Brontë

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Aliens Favourably Received

Lazily scooting around the blogs before I sit down for my first session of serious 2014 writing, I discovered over at Alex Dally MacFarlane's blog that Aliens: Recent Encounters, the anthology she edited (which includes my short story Nullipara) is on io9's list of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2013.  

io9 writes:

There were a lot of anthologies this year, including several with ambitious themes — but this one blew us away more than any other.

Mostly because of the sheer volume of greatness contained in these 32 stories, ranging from Ken Liu's "Bookmaking Habits of Select Species" to Ursula K. Le Guin's "Seasons of the Ansarac." These are classic stories of alien encounters, from some of the best science fiction writers working today.

 Nice. Very nice. I'm loving 2014 already.


Steve Cameron said...

Fabulous reviews. And well deserved. A Happy New Year to you, Gitte. May the writing be plentiful.


Gitte Christensen said...

Thank you, Steve, though I can't take all the credit for the anthology's fabulousness, of course :) And Happy New Year to you too. Here's hoping you're right about the writing - and may the sales odds be in our favour.