Friday, June 01, 2012

In which the author is over the moon...

Locus Magazine, who've won like eleventy bagillion Hugo Awards.

Locus Magazine, in whose pages a K.W. Jeter coined the term "steampunk," way back in April of '87.

Locus Magazine, which no less a luminary than Arthur C. Clarke declared "the only periodical I read from cover to cover."

Locus Magazine knows that I exist. What's more, they actually liked my book.

There's no online edition, so I can't provide an evidentiary link, but here's a snippet of what they (or, rather, Carolyn Cushman) had to say:

"The Collector series gets off to a strong start with this noir urban fantasy, a very promising first novel."

You hear that? I'm "very promising." (Or, okay, my novel is. Shut up and let me have this.)

And as if that weren't enough to keep me grinning from ear to ear, I also got a very kind review from Ryan Lawler at Fantasy Book Review, in which he said this:

"Holm has created a fantastic world and I can't wait to see what happens next."

Thanks kindly, Ryan and Carolyn. 'Tis much appreciated.