I almost broke out the pink sparkly text again, but figured it was too soon. (The rest of this year might be too soon for that…)
Still, I’m feeling sparkly. That’s because I found out that The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms made the 2010 Locus Recommended Reading list in the “First Novels” category!
This is a Big Deal in the science fiction/fantasy community, for those of you who don’t know. Locus is essentially the newspaper of the industry, and it has been such for literally decades. And though it’s got strong competition these days, it’s still probably the best-known of the information sources for the genre. So I’m blissfully happy that they like my book enough to recommend it to all.