“The Schrödinger War” has been good to me. It was originally published in Lightspeed Magazine in September 2013, podcasted by Starship Sofa in 2014, and translated into Estonian this past month. It received good reviews from both Locus (and the always-difficult-to-please Lois Tilton) and Tangent Online. Gardner Dozois selected it as an honorable mention in his year’s best anthology, and it made Tangent’s recommended reading list for 2013. All in all a great run, and lots to be proud of. The little story that could isn’t finished either.
“The Schrödinger War” was selected as a Million Writers Award notable story for 2014 (for works published in 2013). The Million Writers Award is sponsored by storySouth and, as their website says, is intended “to honor and promote the best fiction published in online literary journals and magazines” during a given year. It covers all genres and all online publications. Some of my favorite short stories have won the Million Writers Award (Troy Adam Castro’s “Arvies” is excellent).
This year, about 50 stories were chosen as “notable,” and from that, ten will be shortlisted before a winner is chosen. Congratulations to everyone who made the list, a notable achievement in and of itself. I am honored to have “The Schrödinger War” included among so many other fine stories.