A nice little ego boost came my way this week. In the May 2023 issue of Locus, short fiction reviewer Karen Bunham called my story “Aalund’s Final Mission” in the March/April Analog “a solid entry” and “the climax is well done.” Only two stories from that issue made Ms. Bunham’s Recommended Reading list this month. Score!
Since you’re curious, the story takes place in its own universe where relativistic slower-than-light travel is as fast as you can go. The closest parallels in the rest of my catalog? Novel Exploration 2127 (Book 1 of The False Flag War) and short novel A Mighty Fortress.
Though the ego boost feels good, it’s time to get back to work on my current project….