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  • 1943 Retro Hugo eligible works

    I searched on several other sites and tried to consolidate all the suggestions I could find for works first published in 1942, either personal recommendations or annotations from multiple anthologies.  Probably a better shot at picking the nominees here than in the regular Hugos. Novel: After an Age, by Eando Binder (Amazing Stories, Nov) The […]

  • 2017 books to read

    These aren’t necessarily the best books of the year, and I’m skewed towards SF anyway, but I would consider these the ones by better known authors with a lot of advance interest that mostly lived up to their expectations and that I would want to read anyway: Provenance, by Ann LeckieRaven Stratagem, by Yoon Ha […]

  • Strahan Year’s Best 2017 ToC

    Here’s the table of contents for the next best-of anthology from Jonathan Strahan, due in April.  I added more details on the locations and tried to categorize between novelettes and short stories but on a few there wasn’t enough info so they just went to short story by default.  So far there isn’t any confirmation […]

  • Dozois Best of 2017 ToC

    Since this book doesn’t come out until July, plenty of time to find most of these in their original publications.  I’ve attempted to categorize by length but a few of them don’t have enough info online to make that determination so I just guessed. Novella The Martian Job, Jaine Fenn (NewCon Press) The Proving Ground, […]

  • Campbell Memorial Award Finalists

    This was announced in June: The Medusa Chronicles, Stephen Baxter & Alastair Reynolds (Saga) Zero K, Don DeLillo (Scribner) The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson ( Publishing) Into Everywhere, Paul J. McAuley (Gollancz) Everfair, Nisi Shawl (Tor) Occupy Me, Tricia Sullivan (Gollancz) Rosewater, Tade Thompson (Apex) Central Station, Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon) The Underground Railroad, […]

  • thoughts on best novellas

    The list of eligible novellas for 2016 is necessarily short, and filtering through the various recommendations it’s hard to find consensus at any level.  The Nebulas picked 5 of their 6 nominees from, which means they were only available in book form, and the sixth was from F&SF.  Locus agreed with 4 of the […]

  • Rich Horton’s best of 2016

    “Seven Ways of Looking at the Sun-Worshippers of Yul-Katan” by Maggie Clark, Analog “All that Robot Shit” by Rich Larson, Asimov’s “Project Empathy” by Dominica Phetteplace, Asimov’s “Lazy Dog Out” by Suzanne Palmer, Asimov’s “The Visitor from Taured” by Ian R. MacLeod, Asimov’s “Openness” by Alexander Weinstein, Beloit Fiction Journal “In Skander, for a Boy” […]

  • Nebula award nominees

    Novel All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan) Borderline, Mishell Baker (Saga) The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK) Everfair, Nisi Shawl (Tor) Novella Runtime, S.B. Divya ( Publishing) The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson ( Publishing) The Ballad […]

  • Strahan Best of 2016 ToC

    Jonathan Strahan has announced the table of contents for his The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 11. Here is the table of contents for this year: “Two’s Company”, Joe Abercrombie (Sharp Ends) “The Art of Space Travel”, Nina Allan ( “Seasons of Glass and Iron”, Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit wood) “Mika […]

  • Dozois Best of 2016 ToC

    Gardner Dozois has posted the Table of Contents for his latest year’s best collection. THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION, THIRTY-FOURTH ANNUAL COLLECTION, Edited by GARDNER DOZOIS TERMINAL, Lavie Tidhar TOURING WITH THE ALIEN, Carolyn Ives Gilman PATIENCE LAKE, Matthew Claxton JONAS AND THE FOX, Rich Larson PRODIGAL, Gord Sellar KIT: Some Assembly Required, Kathe Koja […]