It’s been a truly gratifying year on the short fiction front. If you’ve been following this blog, you know I’ve had some short fiction sales in 2012 — five in fact. Three of those stories have been published; two are pending. Now comes the season when the contents of the best-of-the-year anthologies are announced — and I’m astonished to report that two of my stories have been included, one of them multiple times.
“Nightside On Callisto,” originally published by Lightspeed Magazine, will be in Gardner Dozois’ The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Thirtieth Annual Collection, to be released on July 23, 2013.
“Nahiku West” will be in Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Seven, The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 5 an audiobook compilation edited by Allan Kaster, and in Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2013 Edition (table of contents not yet posted).
I’ve never before had any of my stories in “best of” editions so, yeah, my mind is blown.