First, the sale: some time ago Matt Kressel of Sybil’s Garage informed me that he would like to buy my story Elan Vital, which I affectionately refer to as my Dead Mother story. I wrote the beginning of that story when I was last in England (in Penzance to be exact). England and Penzance are apparently inspirational — part of the well that Black Feather came from originated in my first visit many years ago. Perhaps I should look in to living there.
Anyway, Sybil’s Garage rocks and I’m all excited to have a story in it.
Next, the review: Mercurio Rivera is the designated Locus subscriber in our writing group (this is probably not his official function…) and he passed along Rich Horton’s review of Until Forgiveness Comes:
“K. Tempest Bradford’s ‘Until Forgiveness Comes’ was intriguing. Most simplistically, it’s a 9/11-derived story — well enough done, about a yearly ceremony remembering a terrorist attack. But as an SF reader I found myself far more intrigued by the tantalizing hints of a cool alternate world in the background — with, perhaps, Ancient Egyptian culture having survived in some form, leading to a radically altered Jesus-figure, and a much more different Western Europe. The story is only two thousand words long, and that sketched background isn’t at all the point — but I confess it’s what gripped me.”