It’s not official yet, but things are looking good for me to edit a second volume of the “Best Short Novels” anthology series for the good people at The Science Fiction Book Club. Editing last yearâ€™s volume was a joy, and opening a box of copies of the first book Iâ€™d ever edited solo was a special thrill, so Iâ€™m really excited that this looks like happening.
Of course, because itâ€™s a project Iâ€™m working on, it has to be done yesterday â€“ Iâ€™m guessing itâ€™ll have to be delivered in something like 50 days â€“ so I thought Iâ€™d take the opportunity to ask readers of this blog to recommend any novellas (stories between 15k and 40k) that they thought were particularly good. You can make a recommendation using the comments feature below, the email address in the sidebar, or over at my Night Shade message board. There are a few restrictions. I am biased towards SF for the book, canâ€™t take straight horror, and canâ€™t consider any stories originally published by The SF Book Club during the year, but anything else is fair game.
For what it’s worth, I’ve seen some great novellas this year, and think the book should be terrific.