Sunday, January 15, 2012

"Insha'Allah" nominated for BSFA "Best Short Story 2021"


Wow... I just learned that my short story "Insha'Allah" (which appeared in Interzone #235) was just nominated for the 2012 Best Short Story award by the British Science Fiction Association. The rest of the nominees can be found here:

This is a great honor, indeed. Best of luck to all the other nominees - just like last year I'm up against some INCREDIBLE competition.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Review: Shoe Factory on SF Site

Happy New Year!

Just saw this review of The Shoe Factory in Interzone #231 over at SF Site:

Money quote:

"The Shoe Factory" by Matthew Cook is the similarly compelling story of a young pilot in a doomed asteroid mining ship who remembers his youth as a scavenger in a dilapidated future China. All five stories this issue are approaching best-of-the-year award quality.