Over at Tangent Online long-time editor and founder Dave Truesdale has posted his annual Recommended Reading list of the best short fiction of the year, compiled from selections made by eighteen Tangent reviewers.
Tangent Online reviews virtually every science fiction and fantasy short story published annually, combing the big print magazines (including Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, and Analog), semi-professional outlets (such as Cemetery Dance, Interzone, Black Static, Weird Tales, Postscripts, On Spec, Bull Spec, Redstone SF, Albedo One, and Murky Depths), the leading online periodicals (Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Tor.com, Strange Horizons, and Subterranean magazine) and the best anthologies published this year (Eclipse 4, Life on Mars, Like Water for Quarks, Triangulation: Last Contact, and Welcome to the Greenhouse). Just like Rich Horton, but requiring more caffeinated beverages.
This year’s list includes a total of four stories from Black Gate 15 — including two with their coveted three-star rating, their highest ranking:
- “An Uprising of One” by Jamie McEwen (Two Stars)
- “Into the Gathering Dark” by Darrell Schweitzer (Two Stars)
- “Roundelay” by Paula R. Stiles (Three Stars)
- “Purging Cocytus” by Michael Livingston (Three Stars)
Congratulations to Jamie, Darrell, Paul and Michael! The complete table of contents of Black Gate 15 is here, and you can still buy print copies through our online store for $18.95 (or as part of a bundle of two back issues for just $25). The PDF version is just $8.95.
The Kindle version, with enhanced content and color graphics, is also available through Amazon.com for just $9.99.