I’ve done another reading for Podcastle: “Väinämöinen and the Singing Fish,” by Marissa Lingen (mrissa). My apologies to both Marissa and my erstwhile Finnish teacher for any mispronunciations I may have committed in the course of recording that story.
(This is what I get for telling the Podcastle editors what foreign languages I’d studied. Though in checking that e-mail, I see I didn’t even mention the Finnish, because I only studied it for only two weeks. I hope they never find out about my two weeks of Navajo . . . .)
Also, it turns out that both “Once a Goddess” and “Letter Found in a Chest Belonging to the Marquis de Montseraille Following the Death of That Worthy Individual” got Honorable Mentions from Gardner Dozois in the most recent Year’s Best Science Fiction. Given that I only had seven stories out last year, I’m pretty pleased with that average.