So a little bit of self-promotion …
“The Lost Languages of Exiles” has been chosen for The Best of Metaphorosis 2017!
It will be coming out February 1st, and I’m thrilled to have “Exiles” included.
Two artists whose work survives into the universe of “Exiles” and Dropping Slow are Tom Jones and Ursula K. LeGuin. There’s a reason Lia reads A Fisherman of the Inland Sea in “Exiles,” and of course the reason is the last story in the collection.
I wrote this on Facebook today:
She was a difficult, thinking, demanding writer whose books taught me a lot about earned endings and the intricacies of tracing people’s interior lives. She was not afraid to look at her old work and grapple with it to make it better. She was a foundation of my genres, better than just about anyone else in them—the world is better because her books are in it, and lessened by the loss of her.
I think everyone seems to be linking to “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” and that is an amazing story. But I would send you to “Another Story OR A Fisherman of the Inland Sea,” The Tombs of Atuan, Four Ways to Forgiveness, and The Word for World is Forest.