So, have I mentioned this stunning new anthology — edited by none other than Jack Dann! — in which I have a new story coming out this year? Jack refers to Dreaming in the Dark as a showcase anthology, a book intended to show off (and I’m using Jack’s words here) the diamond sharp results of this Golden Age of Australian speculative fiction.
Well, shame on me if I haven’t posted about this until now! What a thrill to have a story appearing on this incredible table of contents, which includes brand new work by superstars like Sean Williams, James Bradley, Rjurik Davidson, Garth Nix, Angela Slatter, Kirstyn McDermott, Alan Baxter, and Kim Wilkins (amongst many others!). And how about this cool cover by Greg Bridges?!
As if all of this wasn’t great enough,Rachel Swirsky’s review of the anthology for Locus magazine has just appeared online, and I’m thrilled to see my story get a mention: ‘‘A Right Pretty Mate’’ by Lisa L. Hannett is a charming coming-of-age fantasy which spotlights character and plot instead of language. The story is more light-hearted than most of the anthology. It’s an adventure about a non-masculine boy who lives on an island where men marry literal harpies. As one might expect, the story considers gender and sexuality. (You can read the full review here.)