My Very First Review!


It’s been quiet here at Here I Go since I had the honor to attend Odyssey – just one post since to announce the publication of my first story.

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!

If you haven’t yet picked up a copy of “Lazarus Risen”, you can grab the Kindle version on Amazon, or the paperback through the Bundoran Press website.

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,



About Matthew Shean

Matthew Shean is the author of several forthcoming novels and myriad short stories. He received his Ph.D. from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences in New York, NY, and spent 20 years as a research scientist throughout the northeastern United States. He now lives in Long Island (against his will), with his loving family and disdainful cats.
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