In his Tangent Online review, Steve Johnson described The Mytilenian Delay as follows:
"The Mytilenian Delay by Neil James Hudson posits a tradition of blowing up entire inhabited worlds to maintain an Empire. Partly technical, partly traditional, a delay is built into the destruction ritual, to give the Empire time to change its mind. In real life, Mytilene was spared because Athens countermanded the destruct order just in time. Will the Captain spare a possibly-innocent world this time? The twist, when he reaches his decision, is delicious, reminiscent of Eric Frank Russell."
Congratulations to Neil James Hudson and publisher Juliana Rew for this well deserved honor.
Edited by Bascomb James
Series Editor: Juliana Rew
Publisher: Third Flatiron Publications
Publication Date: May 15, 2016