Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill, by @kellyoyo, makes a Year’s Best!

Kelly Robson and the miracle of mirrors.

Kelly Robson and the miracle of mirrors.

A few entries back I mentioned that Kelly’s novella “Waters of Versailles” was on SFWA’s suggested reading list for the Nebulas. I didn’t mention, at that point, that “The Three Resurrections of Jessica Churchill” was on the list too, in the short story category, mostly because I wanted to spread out the joy.

Folks, this is a remarkable story. Blood-chilling, heartbreaking and immaculate in its every turn of phrase. If you’d rather hear it than read it, the podcast version is here. And yes, of course I’m subjective, but now no less a curator than Gardner Dozois has put his official seal of approval on it. He has announced today that Kelly’s story will be in the Thirty-Third Year’s Best SF, along with stories by Ann Leckie, Geoff Ryman, Ian MacDonald, Madeline Ashby and Carrie Vaughn (for starters!)

This story deserves every scrap of praise it gets. If you haven’t had a chance to experience it yet, do yourself that favor today… and then spread the word. And Kelly? Congratulations!!

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About Alyx Dellamonica

After twenty-two years in Vancouver, B.C., I've recently moved to Toronto Ontario, where I make my living writing science fiction and fantasy; I also review books and teach writing online at UCLA. I'm a legally married lesbian, a coffee snob, and I wake up at an appallingly early hour.

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