Just found this review by of my story, “Saving Diego,” in Interzone
“In Matthew Kressel’s ‘Saving Diego’ a former drug dealer travels across the galaxy to help wean his old partner off of an addictive drug that allows communication with god-like aliens. Kressel initially keeps the SF elements deceptively light, immersing the reader in characterisation as the drug-fuelled relationship between the two leads is examined. When the SF elements kick in they only serve to strengthen an already strong story, with the metaphor of humans being the equivalent of pet cats to the alien creatures being particularly evocative. Add on a satisfying ending to complete the narrative and the result is a stunning slice of science fiction. Highly recommended.”
He also positively mentions Paul Berger’s and Alaya Dawn Johnson’s stories.