These two things have nothing to do with each other, I just happen to be posting about them at the same time.
1 — io9 reviewed Federations and Charlie Jane liked it quite a lot. She had nice things to say about my story specifically:
There are also a few delightfully snarky stories which deconstruct, and in some cases satirize outright, the idea of a civilization made up of civilizations, and these are among the book’s standout stories. … K. Tempest Bradford’s “Different Day” imagines the Earth being contacted by not just one, but three different alien races within the same interstellar group, each with its own agenda.
I think I will make a button that says “delightfully snarky.”
2 — Also, the World Fantasy nominees have been announced and you should just click here to see, because the awesome on this list is very strong. I will call out some things I’m particularly happy to see: Filter House, Paper Cities, and “A Buyer’s Guide to Maps of Antarctica”. Yay for Nisi and Ekaterina and Catherynne, but they are not the only ones. The special awards pro and non-pro have some really, really extraordinary names competing.
This ballot is something to get excited about, unlike certain others I could name.
And… that’s it!