For those following the discussions that have surrounded my Eclipse anthology series, there’s a very goodÂ summary on Abigail Nussbaum’s journal (which I appreciated). In retrospect, I would have engaged with the discussion about the first book in the series, Eclipse One, very differently if I had the opportunity to do so.Â I would also have avoided some of the further discussion, in retrospect. But you cannot undo the past.Â I’m not entirely sure what to say about the current discussion.Â I don’t want to be defensive or dismissive or belligerent.Â There are legitimate points being raised, and they deserve to be discussed respectfully and intelligently.Â I hope they are.Â If I’m queried directly, I’m happy enough to discuss it. Otherwise, direct queries aside, I think I’m going to do my best to sit this one out.
First, a friend came through some surgery and is recovering well.Â That is incredibly good news. Second, another friend just won a major award. That rocks too!