Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Damn

Saw this review of my story on the Marooned Off Vesta blog and I’ve never been more touched for something said about my work in my life.

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Posted by Jenn on 06/03 at 06:26 AM
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
Rejection on “Nasmina’s Black Box”

Got a rejection for this story. It’s a matter of taste. AND I got a personal response. That is very cool!!
Here is what they said—

Thank you for submitting “Nasmina’s Black Box” to [removed], but we’ve decided not to accept it for publication.  I liked the premise/ground situation here, but I’m afraid I felt the first two-thirds of the story read a little too much like a kids’ story for my tastes.  And I felt that the tone of the final third didn’t quite match the tone of the earlier parts of the story; it seemed to me that what had felt like a fairly lighthearted story got unexpectedly much more serious and very dark in tone toward the end.

At least I think I’m getting closer, I think.

Posted by Jenn on 07/23 at 08:31 AM
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Friday, July 17, 2009
Yet Another Review of Warrior Wisewoman 2 ... in Analog!!

That’s right I said Analog, baby! I’m here at my Stonecoast residency in Maine and I open up my inbox only to find that “Warrior Wisewoman 2” has been reviewed in the Oct issue of Analog Magazine. And it is a very, very positive review!!! This is so beyond cool.  grin They are even talking about it on their forum.

They said about my story

...pulls at the heartstrings in a way reminiscent of Judith Merril’s classic tale “That Only a Mother.”

Wow, just wow!!

Posted by Jenn on 07/17 at 09:30 PM
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Sunday, June 21, 2009
Another Review of Warrior Wisewoman 2

I suppose I knew that the book might get reviewed. It’s more than a bit scary. This review by Nerine Dorman blew me out the water. I’m still shaking.

if there’s one story that stood out the most for me, it’s The Executioner by Jennifer Brisset. After reading this one, the majority of the stories in this anthology paled in signficance. Jennifer tells the tale of a future where ordinary persons have to play the role of executioner, much as Americans have jury duty, from what I understand of the US’s system. We see that the death-dealer is very much a woman, a nurturer, who is forced to take a life. A gritty, shocking tale, it caused a pause for thought.

Thank you, thank you!! You more than made my day!!!!

Posted by Jenn on 06/21 at 04:26 PM
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Sunday, June 14, 2009
Another Review of Warrior Wisewoman 2

I found another review of Warrior Wisewoman 2 by Library Journal

In “The Executioner,” Jennifer Brissett tells an eerie tale of a woman randomly chosen to serve as a one-time bringer of death, while in Jennifer R. Povey’s “Working the High Steel,” a Mohawk woman defies her gender to traverse the “high beams” of space construction. Other contributors include Ian Whates, Ardath Mayhar, Jeff Crook, and Kate MacLeod. VERDICT The 15 original stories in this theme collection explore the many roles of women in the future, as warrior, nurturer, or sometimes both. A good selection for larger sf collections.

This one isn’t bad at all. Actually it’s pretty good!  smile

Posted by Jenn on 06/14 at 07:53 PM
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