Who Knew?

So I’m glancing through a copy of Best American Mystery Stories 2005, edited by the most distinguished Joyce Carol Oates, and my thumb kind of slips as I’m riffling through the pages…and there, listed in the back matter, where anthologies of this kind list the stuff the editor liked a lot but didn’t decide to include, is my story “Peter Skilling,” from Salon.com (where it was retitled “Retroactive Anti-Terror”) and F&SF (where the Esteemed Editor left the title alone). Apparently it was one of the “other distinguished stories” of that year. Neat.

Perspicacious reader, that Joyce Carol Oates.

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