Six for Six in Locus Magazine
Pirate Sun made their recommended reading list for 2008.
It's February, and time to confirm once again that Locus Magazine really really likes me. Pirate Sun is one of the twenty novels they recommend out of the hundreds published in 2008.
So, every one of my Tor novels has made this list--six in a row. I guess this means that, as far as Locus is concerned, I'm one of the top twenty SF novelists working in English. (I can hear the chant now: "We're number 20! We're number 20!)
This recommendation appears to have nothing to do with, and no influence on, sales; but I can't exactly complain, can I? The list is chosen by a pretty heavy-hitting set of reviewers and editors, all of whom are experts in the field. Collectively, they read pretty much everything that comes out every year. So it's hugely flattering that they've given me this rare vote of confidence not just once, but with every book I've written.
Hmmm... maybe, then, I should write another novel. What to call it? Perhaps... Ashes of Candesce? ...