One of the nicest things in the life of a writer must be hearing from a reader who really got what you were trying to do.
I saw this review of “The Paper Menagerie” in the F&SF forums:
Liu manages to create emotions so subtly you almost miss how they’re creeping up on you. Thus, when the climax of the story comes, it delivers a surprisingly strong emotional punch.
Thank you, Geoff Hart. I’m lucky that GVG took a chance on this story and got it in front of some great readers.
Now I have to go and try harder.