Am I reading your story? Well, I might be. I’ve now handed in the final corrections for the Australian edition of The New Space Opera.Â That means that I’ve now finished work on all of this year’s book projects, except for Eclipse, which is pretty cool. Actually, I’ve bought a terrific Maureen McHugh story for the first Eclipse, and have just started to see a few other stories. The deadline for that is in May, so I’m both excited and a little nervous about how it’s all going to work out. I’m also really happy with the way The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year is being received. The first book has done really well, and it looks certain that Volume 2 will happen next March. Which means that I’m now, at last, diving into reading 2007’s short fiction. I’ve been letting it build up while I work on projects, and read a few novels, but I’m now officially reading, which means I could be reading your story. And, if you think I might not be, feel free to drop me an email to see. I’m eager to see stories from all venues, so if you think there’s a chance I might miss it, please let me know.