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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 6:33 pm 
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Mother of Champions is the story that worked best I think.
It was just totally unexpected from start to finish
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Paul Woodward wrote:
Mother of Champions is the story that worked best I think.
It was just totally unexpected from start to finish
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Agreed. It was my favourite, too. The sort of idea I wish I could have put together (twin communication, genetic "twins", modified dna ... magic).

And I loved Aliette's story, as usual. I am so jealous of your writing style.

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Thoughts on a couple of the stories at Bibliothecarius.

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And I loved Aliette's story, as usual. I am so jealous of your writing style.

Thanks, Jo--glad you liked it! It was an experiment of sorts, since I wasn't used to urban fantasy...

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 Post subject: I liked Ys too
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I liked Ys too. I liked the way the old demon was rinsed out good and proper.
I wouldn't have thought of it as urban fantasy though. I would have associated urban fantasy more with modern cityscapes rather than ancient palaces.
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Thanks, Paul, glad it worked for you :)

I guess the city of Quimper doesn't feature heavily enough into it to justify "urban". Contemporary fantasy maybe?

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Contemporary Fantasy?
Possibly: The main female lead behaves out of formula and loses the baby so its not an entirely happy ending, but a realistic one. Could the story, the struggle with the goddess be a psychological working out of her losing the baby? I'm tempted to think that towards the end when she is contemplating re-designing the arteries of the city and in doing so helping the baby (unborn) to breathe?
You could skirt around defining what category of story but thinking of an urban fantasy would be a way to help focus another story where for instance maybe there is creepy goings on in the basement or cellar and it leads into another older city just on the edge of the present one that had been forgotten about but hasn't gone away....
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It could be read that way, yes. The goddess is certainly tied to a certain type of motherhood, and the whole story revolves around the pre-ordained loss of the baby--coming to terms with it is a big part of the plot. I didn't think of it while I was writing it, but it's kind of cool that the whole goddess thread can be read as an extended hallucination :) (doesn't quite explain why Gaëtan is dragged into it, though--unless he isn't real, too...)

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Oh, and more love for "Microcosmos "from Neil Williamson

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IZ 222 was another great issue. I enjoyed all the stories, and particularly loved Lady of the White-Spired City by Sarah L. Edwards and Johnny and Emmie-Lou Get Married by Kim Lakin-Smith. And the cover art was, as usual, mind-blowing.

BTW, the Internet Review of Science Fiction has Lois Tilton's new review of IZ 222 up. Once again she gave best-of-the-month to IZ, in addition to recommending a number of stories. Here's the review: http://www.irosf.com/q/zine/article/10555#iz


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Anthony G. Williams reviews Interzone 222.

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Another review, this time from Rob McCow.

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Sam Tomaino, at SF Revu.


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Matt Bruensteiner at Garbled Signals.
Reviewat John's Reading.

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And another one from Colin Harvey at Suite101.

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