Exciting news. The title story from Nina Allan’s novel/collection The Silver Wind has just been shortlisted for the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) awards.
Also, Charles Packer at the Sci Fi Online website has given the book a glowing 9/10 review. Here’s what Charles says (although the review is also well worth reading in full in context):
“Occasionally, amongst the good and bad novels which are sent out on a monthly basis, a real little gem slips in. Such is The Silver Wind by Nina Allan. The slim book contains five interlinked short stories, each of which builds on its predecessor, ultimately creating a touching and poignant whole.
Allen’s style is both literate and literary, a real delight to read…
I would recommend this small set of short stories. At its core it is about love, loss and emotion. The structure of time travel should not put off readers who express a dislike for science fiction. The stories have a tonal overlay of this, but it’s the relationships which really make the book.”