The link below is to Marty Halpern's blog, More Red Ink; and the reason I'm posting it here is that for the second time in three (3) days
, someone has devoted an entire blog post to my work. This has never happened before even once, so twice in three days makes you stop and think (or collapse in disbelief). I knew the Literary Road Trip blog--see my previous post--was coming, because I had to write it; but I only found out about this one shortly before it went public today. Marty has done a lot of nice things for me, but this may be the nicest.
Here's a brief excerpt. An editor, explaining his reasons for rejecting my story collection, which features an alien takeover of Earth, writes that "My main complaint is that the stories are a bit mainstream." Marty quotes from the letter, then comments: "When I hear that an editor is
complaining because these are 'solid, ecological stories' that are 'well-researched and relevant' yet 'a bit mainstream' I tend to scratch my head and wonder how any story about ALIENS could ever be considered mainstream? When did "mainstream" and "aliens" ever appear in the same sentence. Isn't that like an, umm, oxymoron?"
Read more of Marty's thoughts thoughts on aliens, mainstream, publishing, and me, at http://martyhalpern.blogspot.com/2010/02/aliens-have-entered-mainstreams-orbit.html