Talking about “The Things”

The Peter Watts story in the new issue of Clarkesworld is getting a fair amount of interest around the blogosphere. On Twitter Nick Mamatas described it as “fanfic”. Jonathan Strahan explains why, and also gives some background on the origins of the story. Jonathan says:

If you want to read one of 2010’s best hard SF stories, head over to Clarkesworld now. You won’t regret it.

Elsewhere Kate Baker (who did the podcast reading) indulges in a little fangirl squee.

So really, you have to go and read it now.

(And don’t forget to leave a message of support for Peter in the comments.)