2006 was a pretty busy year for me in terms of seeing new stories published. Which, for me, means three. Hey, we all work at our own pace. I read that on a blog.
So, to review.
I was much honored when my teeny-tiny story, "Two Figures In a Landscape Between Storms," was chosen as the lead piece for the fab Twenty Epics anthology, edited by David Moles and Susan Marie Groppi. I wrote about the book and the story in this post. If you don't have a copy, well, your relative level of indie press street cred is none of my business, but I should tell you that you can still order it here.
At the very end of the year, the horror anthology Aegri Somnia, edited by Jason Sizemore and Gill Ainsworth, included my story, "The League of Last Girls," which Jonathan Strahan recently called "darkly odd." Which is not at all the same thing as oddly dark. I wrote about the story in this journal entry, which includes a link to a free, that's free, zipped PDF of the piece. The book itself can be ordered rightchere.
The story of mine from 2006 which enjoyed the most (and most varied) critical attention was "Another Word For Map is Faith," in the August issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, edited by Gordon Van Gelder. If you're a fan of parallel structure, you won't be surprised to learn that I wrote a journal entry about the story. That entry also points to a downloadable PDF of the first half of "Map." You can still order a copy of the magazine at Clarkesworld, or alternatively, you can wait awhile and read it in convenient book form.
I've been told that "Another Word For Map is Faith" will be reprinted in these fine venues:
- Science Fiction: Best of the Year 2007, edited by Rich Horton for Prime Books
- The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 1, edited by Jonathan Strahan for Night Shade Books
- The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 2007: 20th Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin Grant for St. Martin's Press
I'll have more to say about reprints as I learn more about 'em myself.
Bonus material! 2007 sneak preview! I just signed the contracts on a new science fiction story, "Gather," which will appear in a forthcoming anthology edited by Ellen Datlow for Del Rey. Here's to four stories in 2007!