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Fairy Gold Makes the List; The Coldest War


Well, hurray for me, anyway.

That most venerable organ of short-story reviews, Tangent Online, has put together a list of their favorite stories of 2012. My own Fairy Gold made it right into the top bracket. Yes, I am pleased. No, I am not displeased.

You can buy a copy of the magazine that published Fairy Gold here.


One of my own top reads of last year, was Ian Tregellis' Bitter Seeds, an alternate history of the Second World War that lives up to its title and subverts early expectations. I've just completed the sequel, The Coldest War, which was almost as enjoyable as the first book and which has a perfect ending.

It ties the story up in a neat little bow so that no further sequels are necessary, but, at the same time, it sets itself up in such a way that the expected sequel will be very welcome when it comes in April. All hail!


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Jan. 14th, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Well done!

(oops, I think my avatar will have bad luck for a year)
Jan. 14th, 2013 01:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And sorry about your avatar :(
Jan. 14th, 2013 01:57 pm (UTC)
It should have taken its hat off. Maybe later. It's a bit miserable now.
Jan. 14th, 2013 02:01 pm (UTC)
I fear it is too late. Might as well keep the hat on, now. December will be back before you know it!
Jan. 14th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
If you're going to be unlucky, you may as well be festive!
Jan. 14th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
Too true!
Jan. 14th, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC)
Hip, hip hooray!!! Congratulations!

Jan. 14th, 2013 03:10 pm (UTC)
Many thankulations!
Jan. 14th, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, comrade!

I am (very) slowly plodding my way through Bitter Seeds.....
Jan. 15th, 2013 09:46 am (UTC)
Thanks! Hope you enjoy Bitter Seeds...
Jan. 15th, 2013 06:58 am (UTC)

Some day, I will say, "I knew Pedar OG, when he was...", but no one will believe me!

Jan. 15th, 2013 11:45 am (UTC)
Why wait? You can say it now. They still won't believe you know somebody with such an unpronounceable name ;)
Jan. 16th, 2013 06:51 am (UTC)
Congratulations! Well deserved. :)
Jan. 16th, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
Hurray! And thanks...
Jan. 16th, 2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Well done to Tangent Online for having excellent taste
Jan. 16th, 2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
Most kind!
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