Review from Charles de Lint in F&SF Magazine!
Today I checked my email and found a message with the subject line: "review from F&SF July 2007 issue attached". Needless to say, it caught my eye. I clicked on it. OMG... The news comes in four parts:
1) CHARLES DE LINT READ INTO THE WILD!
2) CHARLES DE LINT LIKED INTO THE WILD!!
3) CHARLES DE LINT WROTE A NICE REVIEW OF INTO THE WILD!!!
4) CHARLES DE LINT'S NICE REVIEW OF INTO THE WILD WILL APPEAR IN THE JULY ISSUE OF THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION IN HIS "BOOKS TO LOOK FOR" COLUMN!!!!
DEEP BREATH, SARAH.
STEP AWAY FROM THE CAPS LOCK.
Charles de Lint is one of my all-time favorite writers. He's the author of Jack the Giant-Killer -- one of my absolute favorite novels and one of the best fairy-tale retellings EVER -- as well as The Onion Girl, Dreams Underfoot, Widdershins, Tapping the Dream Tree, Greenmantle, Yarrow, Memory and Dream, The Ivory and the Horn, The Blue Girl... He is a master of stories in which cool-magical-things-happen-in-the-real-world. AND HE LIKED MY BOOK... AND WROTE NICE THINGS ABOUT IT IN A COOL MAGAZINE LIKE F&SF...
CALM DOWN. BREATHE. SERIOUSLY NOW SARAH, PUT THE CAPS LOCK AWAY.
A year ago, if someone had told me that Charles de Lint... There is no way I would have believed them. No way.
After I came down from my initial hysteria, I noticed that my fellow Class-of-2k7er, Melissa Marr, also got a wonderful review in the very same column. Eeeeeeeeeee for Melissa! Today is a cool day.
Now here's my dilemna. I really, REALLY, want to tell you all what Charles said, but the magazine's not out yet. They sent me an advance copy of the review as a courtesy, and I doubt they want me spilling it all over the internets before the actual magazine comes out. Right? So I should wait to post it... Right??? I think I'm right about this, but if anyone has a compelling counter-argument, please do tell! Otherwise, I'll be sure to post a link to the review as soon as the magazine comes out.
Now I think I need to lie down...