Post Category Paul on 05 Feb 2011 12:17 pm
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: