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io9 on The Political Prisoner has posted a nice review of Charles Coleman Finlay’s "The Political Prisoner" (which includes some discussion of the story prior to that, "The Political Officer," which you can currently read on our website).

They also shower some more love on Maurizio Manzieri‘s illustration for Robert Reed’s "Five Thrillers," which they reviewed a few months ago.


7 Responses to “io9 on The Political Prisoner”

  1. Charlie Finlay on July 21st, 2008

    Maurizio Manzieri did a great cover for “The Political Officer” when it was published six years ago, so it was a pleasant surprise to see his work juxtaposed against the new Max story as well.

  2. EThomas on July 21st, 2008

    As I just mentioned on the forum, “The Political Prisoner” has been getting rave reviews everywhere I frequent.

    As for Maurizio Manzieri beautiful cover, I think that _The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction_ has the most beautiful covers of all of the genre magazines every month. I love them all…and yes, that one was a particularly vivid one.

  3. EThomas on July 21st, 2008

    Oops, that last comment was from me. (g)

    ~E Thomas

  4. Charlie Finlay on July 21st, 2008

    E, I’ve seen the reactions (my wife keeps gleefully pointing them out to me among other things) and it’s what you hope you to do as a writer.

    I love the F&SF covers too. I just got a message from a friend in Georgia who I haven’t talked to in years. They were in the bookstore when the August cover caught their eye, and then they recognized my name. That’s probably what covers ought to do.

  5. Kosmo on July 22nd, 2008

    Charles, the great reviews are greatly deserved. I loved the story. I expect I’ll be reading it again in a couple of Year’s Bests.

    T. Kosmatka

  6. Charlie Finlay on July 22nd, 2008

    Thanks, Ted. (I feel like I should have something pithier or wittier to say than that, but, really, “thanks” about sums it up.)

  7. Dalia’s Small Home » Blog Archive » 2008 Chesley Award Nominee! on September 15th, 2008

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