Eric J. Guignard, the editor of the forthcoming After Death, sent me a link to a review in Publishers Weekly.
I'm thrilled to have had my story, I Was The Walrus, as one of those mentioned by name in a positive review.
"This anthology addresses one of the most basic questions of human
existence: what happens when we die? The answers come in the form of 34
stories that explore diverse notions of ghosts (Edward M. Erdelac’s “Sea
of Dreams”) and demons (William Meikle’s “Be Quiet at the Back”),
trapped souls (Steve Cameron’s “I Was the Walrus”), mishaps in
resurrection (Lisa Morton’s “The Resurrection Policy”), and unbearable
eternities (David Tallerman’s “Prisoner of Peace”). The newly deceased
protagonists may be confused, angry, resigned, or unaware that they are
dead, so even those vignettes with more exposition than plot convey a
sense of personal discovery (if perhaps of the hopeless kind). Though
the majority of the pieces come from the darker side of the genre, a
solid minority are playful, clever, or full of wonder. This makes for
good variety but a bit of emotional whiplash, somewhat mitigated by
Guignard’s clever introductions and Audra Phillips’s portraitlike
illustrations. This strong and well-themed anthology is sure to make
readers contemplative even while it creates nightmares."
And so it begins... :)
Congratulations. Enjoy the ride.
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