I was passing by the Preditors and Editors poll to vote for someone else (seriously: Flint & Freer’s Slow Train to Arcturus), when I thought to check something and… it turns out one of my stories, “The Red Worm’s Way,” has been nominated (along with all the stories in Return of the Sword). (I still have an earlier version of the story up at my
egomaniacal shrine to myself website.) It’s the story that caused Fabien Lyraud to describe Morlock as a “hybride reussi de Conan et de Sherlock Holmes” (which confirmed me in my opinion that FL is a critical genius).
This is probably the time to mention that my flashfic “The Gordian Stone” was picked for Every Day Fiction’s Best of 2008 anthology. There’s some talk that the anthology actually operates as a cure for both SAD and sunburn; other people are saying that enough copies purchased could actually save the world economy and bring about a new golden age. It may not work, of course, but if we don’t try then we’ll never know.