If it weren’t for Tor.com, 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 Tor.com 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, Tor.com 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.