Fast Ships, Black Sails
Still scanning Richard Horton’syear-end updates and noticed that he mentioned that he really liked Naomi Novik’s story “Araminta; or, The Wreck of the Amphidrake” in the anthology Fast Ships, Black Sails. Congrats go out to her, according to Naomi’s blog, this is her first short story published (though she, of course, has been very succesful with her Temeraire series of novels).
Naomi and I worked together on Shadows of Undrentide (an expansion pack for the RPG Neverwinter Nights). I’ve met few designers who were more passionate and excited about their work than Naomi and it is great that she has found such success with her writing. Sadly I have not yet read the Temeraire series, but I’ve bought them and added them to my backlog of 100+ books unread.
One day I’ll take a vacation and get caught up on my reading…