The nice people at Booklist have just published this review for Eclipse Three, which made me feel rather shiny.
Strahan, Jonathan (editor).
In a brilliant, wide-ranging anthology, Strahan presents stories by authors as diverse as Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth Bear, and Paul Di Filippo. Ellen Klages contributes â€œLotion,â€œ a story about imaginary numbers and the strange powers of math, in which a young girl discovers the magical potential of pure math. Ellen Kushnerâ€™s â€œDolce Domumâ€ is, perhaps, not about what its characters think it is. Bearâ€™s â€œSwellâ€ is a fairy tale about a musician seeking her voice, in which a mermaidâ€™s gift is not as wonderful as at first glance it seems. Molly Glossâ€™ â€œThe Visited Manâ€ presents a lonely pensioner who lives upstairs from le douanier Rousseau and the relationship that develops after the painter brings the retiree a stray cat. As for the previous Eclipse anthologies, Strahan has picked stories whose authors care about both the craft of storytelling and the stories they tell. Each piece is distinctive and haunting.