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"What Doctor Gottlieb Saw" and "Still Life" Featured on the Locus Recommended Reading List

February 23, 2011 at 11:53 am

If it weren't for, where this story first appeared, I wouldn't have known about this.

But thanks to this post, I've just learned that "What Doctor Gottlieb Saw" (a standalone piece set in the Milkweed universe of Bitter Seeds) is included in Locus's list of recommended short fiction reads from 2010.

And, gosh, now that I look at the actual list, I see that Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale) is up there, too.  Wow!

Unsurprisingly, Dr. G isn't the only story to make the 2010 recommended reading list.   Not by a long shot.  (I confess to feeling just the tiniest bit delighted to be included in such august company.)  To celebrate, is making all of the recommended pieces available as a special bundled ebook at various retailers.

Apex has a nice showing on the list, too, but that's inevitable when they're publishing people like Theodora Goss and Amal El-Mohtar.


Steve Halter February 23, 2011 at 12:37 pm
Congrats on "A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale" also. "slivers of ticks and tatters of tocks" -- nice phrase.
Ian February 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm
Thanks, Steve! I really appreciate it. That's my favorite line in the story, too. :-)
Susan February 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm
So exciting! Yay! Thanks for sharing; I'll got check it out ASAP. :)
Brit Mandelo February 23, 2011 at 8:31 pm
I saw that in Locus and was super excited for you! The "best stories" lists were all remarkably cool.
Ian February 23, 2011 at 9:24 pm
Thanks, Susan!
Ian February 23, 2011 at 9:26 pm
Thanks, Brit! It would never have occurred to me to look at such lists. Or that they even existed, for that matter. I'm delighted to see your story getting such high praise and positive feedback :)
Adam February 24, 2011 at 2:47 pm
"Still Life" was absolutely beautiful. Congrats Ian!
Ian February 24, 2011 at 3:56 pm
Thank you very much, Adam! I'm delighted that you enjoyed it.
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