|Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2004 - 02:13 pm: |
I was just reading some of Rich Horton's end of year reviews in his sff newsgroup.
He was reviewing six books: Light Stealer, by James Barclay; Jupiter Magnified, by Adam Roberts; In Springdale Town, by Robert Freeman Wexler; Dear Abbey, by Terry Bisson; A Better World's In Birth, by Howard Waldrop; and The Angel in the Darkness, by Kage Baker.
He said: "My favorite of these was Robert Freeman Wexler's "In Springdale Town",about a former soap opera actor who comes east from California to, it turns out, the (fictional) town in which the soap opera he appeared in
was set. Yes, that's kind of an old idea, but Wexler does it very well. "
|Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2004 - 05:19 pm: |
Hey Iain--thanks for letting me know. He gave it a decent review in Locus too.
|Posted on Saturday, February 07, 2004 - 08:36 am: |
Let me carry my congratulations to you for hitting the Locus Recommended Reading List over to your own messageboard, where it in fact belongs. What a fine book-length debut.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 06:56 am: |
And let me add congratulations here for having "In Sprindale Town" picked up for Best Short Novels of 2003 by Jonathan Strahan. Now, there's a feather in your cap! ____________ Place celebratory war whoop in foregoing blank.
|Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 10:03 am: |
Thanks Mike! I've added the proper whoop (it's a peace whoop though).
|Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2004 - 08:41 pm: |
I loved the story and am keeping my fingers firmly crossed that the SFBC will get the layout right (I'm pretty sure they will).