Another quick note from the State of Congestion. This morning my beloved editor Sharyn November emailed me the final cover for The Starry Rift. It’s by Stephan Martiniere. I know you’ve been following the amazing run of art I’ve been having from Stephan recently with the covers for The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Best Short Novels: 2007, and The New Space Opera. All of those covers rocked, but this one really kicks ass. It’s schweeeet. I don’t know when I can post the art, but I will when I can. The book, so long in gestation, is going to be the best damned-looking anthology of 2008, a beeyootiful new hardcover from Viking in February or so. What a joy it’ll be to see it at last. I literally cannot wait.