It’s the end of the year! We survived 2017, guys. And now I can tell you about all the great things I read this year. And then maybe you'll go read them, and then maybe you'll nominate some of them for awards! (That's the hope, anyway)
As discussed in previous posts, I published zip, nada, zero this year (but I have stuff coming out next year!), so this post is all about other people. Other great, awesome people and their great, awesome work.
I’m gonna provide links to the work (if available). If there is no link, that means the piece is print only.
Thanks guys! Read on!
Recommended Short Stories of 2017:
Carnival Nine - Caroline M Yoachim (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand - Fran Wilde (Uncanny)
A Silhouette Against Armageddon - John Wiswell (Fireside)
The Sound Of… - Charles Payseur (Nightmare)
Feathers & Void - Charles Payseur (Shimmer)
A Question of Faith - Tonya Liburd (Book Smugglers)
Marley & Marley - JR Dawson (Fantasy & Science Fiction)
Every Black Tree - Natalia Theodoridou (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
Bear Language - Martin Cahill (Fireside)
Bodies Stacked Like Firewood - Sam Miller (Uncanny)
Hare’s Breath - Maria Haskins (Shimmer)
The Turing Machines of Babel - Eric Schwitzgebel (Apex)
Across Pack Ice, a Fire - Marissa Lingen (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
Other Names - Chloe N Clark (Cosmonauts Avenue)
Secret Keeper - Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam (Nightmare)
Wendy, Darling - AC Wise (Daily Science Fiction)
Fandom for Robots - Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Uncanny)
After Burning - Wren Wallis (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
The Sound of His Voice Like the Color of Salt - L Chan (The Dark)
The Lies I Told to Keep You Safe - Matt Dovey (Daily Science Fiction)
Red Bark and Ambergris - Kate Marshall (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
Some Remarks on the Reproductive Strategy of the Common Octopus - Bogi Takács (Clarkesworld)
Recommended Novelettes of 2017:
The Secret Life of Bots - Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld)
Nine Lattices of Saragasso - Jason Sanford (Asimov’s)
Okay! All done! Now go read something awesome!
Thanks for sticking with me all year! Now onward and upward into 2018!