"The Hero" in Year's Best, 26th edition
My first Virga short story makes it into Gardner Dozois' annual collection
Gardner Dozois has posted the table of contents for his 26th Annual Year's Best SF collection. He's selected my short story "The Hero" as one of the featured stories, which puts me in fine company indeed.
"The Hero" is the first short story I've set in the world of Virga (setting for my last three novels) and it's a pretty intense little romp through some of the stranger places in that world. It was published originally in Eclipse Two, edited by Jonathon Strahan; in fact, it leads off that collection. "The Hero" is peripherally connected to the grander plot of the novels, but as with the books themselves, it's also a stand-alone piece that doesn't require familiarity with the rest of the series.
Needless to say I'm thrilled--enough so that I've started on a couple more Virga short stories.