Father Muerte & The Rain has scored an mention in Ellen Datlow’s Recommended Reading List for 2005. Whilst you can often take such things with a grain of salt (after all, it’s one person’s opinion, and if you want to see exactly the opposite, check out Russell Farr’s comments on the story in his Ticonderoga Online review) it’s still nice to know that someone whose opinion you respect finds worth in your works.

It’s an effective book-buying tool, too. The list is printed in the back of the annual Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror volume, and each time I make the reading list I end up buying the book in order to see the quality of stories that are that one step ahead of mine. I already have a list of books on order at Fantastic Planet: looks like I’ll have to add another one…..