Saturday, January 19, 2013

Green Eyes on Gitte.

I was thrilled when I heard that my friend, Gitte Christensen, had sold a story to Aliens: Recent Encounters (Edited by Alex Dally MacFarlane.)  This anthology has an amazing TOC; writers whose names I can only dream of  being alongside. Ursula K. LeGuin, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Reed, Nancy Kress, etc, etc.

Of course I was jealous - I'd subbed there too - but jealous in an inspiring, motivating kind of way. Gitte is one of the loveliest people you could ever meet and, as I've posted previously, a quiet achiever who goes around her business of writing quality stories without any fanfare.

Gitte truly deserves this.  Well done, and congratulations. Here's the TOC.

Aliens: Recent Encounters.

An Owomoyela - Frozen Voice
Ken Liu - The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species
Catherynne M. Valente - Golubash, or Wine-Blood-War-Elegy
Zen Cho - The Four Generations of Chang E
Vandana Singh - The Tetrahedon
Paul McAuley - The Man
Ursula K. Le Guin - Seasons of the Ansarac
Molly Gloss - Lambing Season
Desirina Boskovich - Celadon
Genevieve Valentine - Carthago Delenda Est
CaitlĂ­n R. Kiernan - I Am the Abyss and I Am the Light
Jamie Barras - The Beekeeper
Robert Reed - Noumenon
Elizabeth Bear - The Death of Terrestial Radio
Sofia Samatar - Honey Bear
Karin Lowachee - The Forgotten Ones
Jeremiah Tolbert - The Godfall's Chemsong
Alastair Reynolds - For the Ages
Brooke Bolander - Sun Dogs
Nisi Shawl - Honorary Earthling
Samantha Henderson - Shallot
Sonya Taaffe - The Boy Who Learned How to Shudder
Eleanor Arnason - Knacksack Poems
Gitte Christensen - Nullipara
Indrapramit Das - muo-ka's Child
Jeffrey Ford - The Dismantled Invention of Fate
Karin Tidbeck - Jagannath
Pervin Saket - Test of Fire
Nancy Kress - My Mother, Dancing
Greg van Eekhout - Native Aliens
Lavie Tidhar - Covenant
Yoon Ha Lee - A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel

1 comment:

Gitte Christensen said...

Thank you very much for your kind words, Steve. But it's a funny old business this writing - last year, I was jealous (in a supportive way) of you getting into the 'After Death...' antho, now it's your turn, and next it'll be me gnashing my teeth again, but in a happy-for-you way, possibly when you score a pro sale, and so it'll go on and on, hopefully :) For as long as it does go on and on, it's all good.

Thank you again.