Oh, squee! Saw another glowing review for “Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo.” This one by Michael K. Rose at Myriad Spheres:
…a well-written and intriguing story, Foster’s skill as a writer draws the reader in to the emotional worlds of the characters. In short fiction it is often difficult for readers to have enough invested in the characters to care about them but Foster accomplishes this flawlessly.
This is turning out to be my week for swelled headedness!
Saw a review of “Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo” by Fantasy Matters that totally made my day. Among other glowy things, the reviewer called me “one of the best writers of speculative short fiction currently working”:
Eugie Foster is one of the best writers of speculative short fiction currently working. She has great facility for language and structure, an ability to see beauty and terror in equal measure, and consistently crafts stories that are both harrowing and satisfying…”Requiem Duet, Concerto for Flute and Voodoo”…is a story about friendship and grief, about losing your heart to find it…You may cry at the end. You’ll be glad you read it.
My plan for today is to grow a fantastically swelled head. Yep.
Erin M. Hartshorn is spotlighting an A to Z of women writers in science fiction and fantasy, and this week I’m up with “F” (along with Karina Fabian and Teresa Frohock). Erin has some very nice things to say about “Biba Jibun” in her review:
I loved this story for the exploration of a world I don’t live in, as well as for the alienation that Rini experienced — an alienation akin to that many of us feel in high school, or even in life, as though we’ll never fit in.
Check out her full review and her A-Z list!
Got an email from Vera of Norilana. Looks like we’re aiming for November 25th as the release date of Returning My Sister’s Face in e-book format. Just in time for Christmas shopping :).
Also saw that The Dragon and the Stars was reviewed in Locus by Gardner Dozois:
[T]he fact that all the stories draw upon “the rich cultural heritage of China” to tell stories of the fantastic makes it interesting, and gives us some milieus not commonly used, making almost all the stories worth reading…The best stories here are by Tony Pi, Emily Mah, Brenda Clough, Eugie Foster, Shelly Li, and Eric Choi
Finished the last zero draft editing pass on Taijiya and it’s now being first-readered by Matthew. Commencing nail biting.
And heard from the editor of the DAW anthology I was invited to submit to. Seems the publication date got bumped up by a month and therefore so did the deadline. I love deadlines, the way they stress me out and make me sweat. Sad thing, I actually mean that.