Over at io9, K. Tempest Bradford and several other reviewers have put together a list of the best short stories of the year so far. Somehow my twenty thousand word novella managed to sneak itself a spot, where it’s in company with the work of so many other great writers that I’m dazzled just looking at the page. Much thanks to Tempest and Amal, to whom my own inclusion is due.

If you haven’t read “The New Mother” yet, but find ongoing critical enthusiasm persuasive, the story is right here for your enjoyment.