Crossed Genres was a ride.
For those of you who aren't in the business, novelettes are a hard sell. Not too many places publish them; so when writers find a place that does, it's WOO-HOO and HOT DIGGITY!
What I am saying is, we got so many wonderful submissions for this issue. It was hard, hard, hard to decide on just three. And, in some respects, this was excellent news, because we had wonderful, wonderful fiction to choose from. In other respects, how sad we were to turn away so many other wonderful, wonderful stories.
But here! These novelettes! So great!
Joanne Rixon, who is our Spotlight Author, gives us Elegy for the Green Earthrise, a wonderful story (okay, they're all wonderful, but I'm not sure I'll be able not to say so) about our transhuman future.
Rixon's interview is here.
Lynn Kilmore, with By The Numbers, gives us a fresh take on the first encounter.
L. S. Johnson writes about Little Men with Knives -- another wonderful story, about a working class woman who gets a little help from an unexpected quarter.