Locus Magazine unveiled the 2013 Locus Recommended Reading List this past weekend, and we’re proud to report that three stories from Clockwork Phoenix 4 made the list.
For the novelette category, the panel chose our dark secondary-world fantasy “The Canal Barge Magician’s Number Nine Daughter” by Australian writer Ian McHugh.
For the short story category, the panel picked two tales that have already gotten a lot of buzz: Kenneth Schneyer’s subtle supernatural story “Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer” and Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s far future sf phantasmagoria “The Bees Her Heart, the Hive Her Belly.”
I’m really pleased that some of our most challenging stories, like Ken’s, Benjanun’s and Nicole Kornher-Stace’s, have also generated some of the most positive feedback.
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