Okay, I know I’m starting to sound like a one-hit wonder here, but my Fantasy Magazine story “Stereogram of the Gray Fort, in the Days of Her Glory” continues to get some exciting attention.

First: It made the Locus 2010 Recommended Reading List!  Right up there with a bunch of real writers whose stuff I pay money to read.

Second: In his Locus “Short Fiction Survey and Recommended Reading,” Rich Horton writes:

I really liked a number of short stories this year.  One particular favorite is “Stereogram of the Gray Fort, in the Days of Her Glory” by Paul M. Berger, from Fantasy, a striking tale of an elf and his human wife, some time after the elves have subjugated humanity, as they visit a site from the war.

(I’ve been floored by the way Horton has championed this story since Fantasy bought it; he chose it for his year’s best collection, and I’m sure it was his support that got it onto the list.)

Third: Rachel Swirsky included it in her own short story recommendations for the year, calling it a “well-plotted fantasy with an intriguing structural premise.”

All of which is beginning to have me thinking that the story stands a decent chance in the Best Fantasy Magazine Story of 2010 contest.  If you can spare a minute, please please go there and vote.


From Horton’s column: