Anthony Cardno, in his blog A Story A Day Keeps Boredom Away, reviewed “Sophie’s Legacy” in Mythic Delirium and said: “Krasnoff delivers us a sweet, quiet, moving story about the mother-daughter-aunt relationship triangle, the past-present connection, and family stories versus family fact.”
On Tor.com’s Short Fiction Spotlight, Brit Mandelo reviewed Clockwork Phoenix 4 with this comment about “The History of Soul 2065”: “…it benefits greatly from that straight-forwardness, because it still works to really hit home on the emotional level by the end. These are characters who feel real; their lives are short or long and always complicated, interwoven as they are.”
The LiveJournal site 50bookchallenge reviewed Clockwork Phoenix 4, with this comment about “The History of Soul 2065”: “The ending of this is stunning.”
My story “The Sad Old Lady” appeared in the special “The Darkness Internal” edition of Voluted Tales Magazine.
The site Just Book Reading reviewed Clockwork Phoenix 4, with this comment about “The History of Soul 2065”: “An amazing way to end the collection. A favorite.”
I read a slightly shortened version of “The History of Soul 2065” at the NYRSF Reading (SoHo Gallery of Digital Art in NYC) on Tuesday, June 11th. My co-reader was Sabrina Vourvoulias, who read her story “Collateral Memory.”
Publishers Weekly reviewed Clockwork Phoenix 4, and included this comment: “Barbara Krasnoff’s ‘The History of Soul 2065’ manages to find a happy face for encroaching mortality.” (Gray skies are gonna clear up, Put on a happy face…)
Clockwork Phoenix 4 will have a group reading at the upcoming Readercon convention, which will take place July 11-14 in Burlington, MA. The fates willing, I’ll be a part of it.
Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam reviewed Clockwork Phoenix 4 in Short Story Review; of “The History of Soul 2065” she writes: “It’s interesting to hear the complete lives of so many characters, and the moment of realization that the story is not as simple as it first appears is a shock.”
I read at the NYRSF series on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 with writers Kay T. Holt and Daniel J. Older. The readings took place at the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art at 138 Sullivan St., NYC.
Kathleen M. Kemmerer reviewed Electric Velocipede 17/18 in Tangent Online; of “In the Gingerbread House” she writes: “This is at once a delightful whimsy and a fearful prospect in the tragic ends that these characters will suffer in the horrors of that period of world history. The story is a compelling and original triumph.”