Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Anthology from Nathaniel Lee

Every release from an ISLF friend deserves a shout out, and if you've already paged through Patti Abbott's Monkey Justice and Tony Chavira's Brand & Reese, I have something else for you: Nathaniel Lee's Splinters of Silver and Glass. For those unfamiliar with Nathaniel, he uploads 100-word stories (dubbed flitterfics) to his blog Mirrorshards every day, and he has also placed longer pieces in publications such as Pseudopod, Abyss & Apex and Daily Science Fiction. I've been a big fan of Nathaniel's work ever since we met in an online writing group, and I was honored when he asked me to pen the introduction for Splinters of Silver and Glass. The anthology collects some of his most memorable flitterfics as well as two longer stories not available anywhere else. Here's a little of what I wrote:
The collection before you contains the very best of [Nathaniel's] output, poignant and profound, grim and menacing, absurd and flat-out funny. In these splinters of narrative, you can spy the furthest corners of the universe and the innermost parts of the human heart. Of course, they may catch you by surprise on first read. They reflect truly, but no one ever claimed that they display things straight on.
Pick up a copy from Trust me, you'll be glad you did.

(Picture: CC 2006 by tanakawho)


pattinase (abbott) said...

Sounds like a good one, Loren.

Loren Eaton said...

It is, Patti! It reads a lot differently from Monkey Justice, but it's fun.