Today we have another first! My first review!
Black Gate has posted a review of Lazarus Risen on their website, and they had some very positive things to say about my story:
It’s very rare that I find an anthology where I thought every single story was a winner, but this is one of them. Here are some of my favourites: […] Matthew Shean’s “Sylvia and Larry,” where a woman needs a new body before her husband’s Alzeimers makes it impossible for him to recognize her new self, is vaguely reminiscent of Spider Robinson’s “Antimony” but hits harder, I think.
I can’t say that I’ve read “Antimony” yet, but I’ll take that praise happily!
This was welcome news today of all days, as I had just gotten a rejection last night on a story I thought had a real chance at a high profile magazine after a month of consideration. But that’s the gig, and I am, as I have said before, a guy who takes rejection well.
I’ve got to get busy making sure this is just the first review among many, and not the only one I get. So, I’m off back to finishing up my works-in-progress and sending that story off to find a home.
Here I Go,