David A. Hardy, arguably the finest space/astronomical artist at work today, sent me a piece of unsolicited praise for my recent story collection Tell No Lies (ellipsis his):
I’m not sure how anyone could categorise it (which probably suits you), but like one or two other authors, such as Chris Priest, it’s not really SF, or . . . It’s just John Grant, an author in an alternate universe!
I'm obviously over the moon about this. I know, I know: pity my poor, long-suffering wife . . .