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First up, from the Fix. And then, from the Internet Review of Science Fiction.

There's a couple of very interesting contrasts at work - from how much of the cultural background of the protagonist manages to come through to different reviewers, and how the cultural view within the story is ultimately interpreted. I guess it's nice that I was able to evoke very different reactions from different people.

A Foreigner's View of the River can be found online, at Fantasy Magazine.


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Dec. 3rd, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
A very descriptive author - I really smelled and tasted the city. Kind of like Neil Stephenson in style, but focused on the human senses rather than the technical details. I'd be interested in reading any other works he did, particularly longer ones where he got to put in some plot.
Dec. 3rd, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
wait - "I was able to evoke"?

You're a famous author????
Dec. 3rd, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
Dude, I'm afraid you've lost me. How does "I was able to evoke" connect with me being a famous author?

Not to mention, I certainly don't remember being a famous author! :)
Dec. 3rd, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
you said "I", rather than "that author", meaning that you're the author!
Dec. 3rd, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Oh! ;)

Oh. *blush*

But yes, I did write the story, which was why I put up the reviews.
Dec. 3rd, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
Thank you kindly for that. I'm glad you liked the story. In its own way, your reading of the story - without realizing I wrote it - was cool. It makes your thoughts on the matter that extra more honest. :)
Dec. 3rd, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
*blushes* but sorry for the sexism in assuming it was by a male author.
Dec. 3rd, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
*laughs* Uh, don't worry about that. People have variably thought I was a man via my writing over the years. And I use my initials over my full name, after all. :)

I think of this as a compliment too. My writing doesn't easily sex itself, which is exactly how I like it.
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