Ah, the end of the year. It comes with all those fascinating Best-of-the-Year lists, written by people who read waaaay more than I do. I always tell myself I’ll at least mention them all here at Black Gate, because damn it would be cool if I were that on top of things. But then there’s all those Christmas parties, and my kids want me to watch Big Hero 6 with them (again), and really, that’s such an awesome movie. So, uh, yeah. Didn’t get to it. Maybe next year.
Fortunately, the tireless John DeNardo works much harder than me. He doesn’t go to Christmas parties, or watch movies. Ever. Or sleep, apparently. No, he read every single one of those Best SF & Fantasy of the Year lists. The ones that matter anyway:
But then — because he has to show off — he did, like, math and stuff on those lists. (Well, addition, which counts as math.) He added up how many times each book appeared. And then he constructed a SUPER LIST, of the Best of the Best of 2015’s Science-Fiction and Fantasy Books. Just like those scientist guys who built Robocop.
Want to know which books appeared on his SUPER LIST? Of course you do. Prepare yourself for awesomeness, and click here for the complete list.
Because it’s a ton easier to just link to his articles than to do work of our own, we’ve mentioned John DeNardo a lot recently. It’s kind of embarrassing, actually. Let’s just keep this between us, mm’kay?
John DeNardo’s 2015 Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Holiday Gift Guide
John DeNardo on Why I Love Retro Science Fiction
John DeNardo’s Five Reasons to Read Short Speculative Fiction Anthologies
John DeNardo’s Quick History of Serialized Science Fiction and Fantasy
Just to prove that we do cover the publishing industry (in between all the Christmas parties), check out all of our recent book coverage here.