September begins with more love for “A Bond as Deep as Starlit Seas,” featured last month in Lightspeed #99. Barnes & Noble’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Short Fiction Roundup included it on their monthly shortlist, noting that now is “a great time to be a reader of science fiction and fantasy short fiction.” Maria Haskins writes:
When I finished reading this science fiction story, I only wanted more. . . . It’s a rollicking, thrilling SF adventure that plucked every one of my heartstrings like a maestro. Compelling storytelling from start to finish.
Over at Tangent Online, Victoria Silverwolf adds more praise:
The author creates an imaginative, detailed background, which never becomes confusing. The writing is vivid and stylish. Fully realized characters make the story come to life.
While Lightspeed has already moved on to issue #100 (be sure to check out “Her Monster, Whom She Loved,” by Vylar Kaftan), “A Bond as Deep as Starlit Seas” will remain available for free on the Lightspeed site. You can support Lightspeed’s efforts to make great science fiction and fantasy accessible to all readers by subscribing.