I just received my new issue of Interzone, and inside are the results of the 2009 Readers’ Poll. My story, as I’ve mentioned earlier, was voted the 5th most popular story. And I was happy to read this comment from Bob Lawson about my story “Saving Diego” :
“Throughout the period of [issues] 220-225 there has been much to enjoy. My top three stories are, as they say, in no particular order, ‘Bone Island’ (225), ‘Saving Diego’ (221), and ‘Lady of the White-Spired City’ (222), with ‘Microcosmos’ (222) demanding to know why it’s not been included. The most memorable issue was the outstanding 221.”
That was very nice to hear, especially since #221 also contained stories by Paul Berger and Alaya Dawn Johnson, my Altered Fluid mates (and ranked #6 and #10 respectively in the poll).