The Mythogenetic Grove

Nin’s Recommendations for 2017

by on Jan.08, 2018, under Arthropod Trails, Lists!, SFF

Hello! I didn’t read enough short stories in 2017, but the ones I read I really enjoyed. Here are a selection of the stories that really stuck with me, since it is tradition for me to do this list in one way or another every year and I don’t feel comfortable doing my own 2017 eligibility post without actively recommending others as well.

  1. Seven Salt Tears by Kat Howard (Lightspeed)
  2. Twilight Travels with the Grape Paper Man by Sara Saab (The Dark)
  3. Monster Girls Don’t Cry by A. Merc Rustad (Uncanny Magazine)
  4. The Waduf by Naru Dames Sundar (Kaleidotrope)
  5. A Series of Steaks by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Clarkesworld Magazine)
  6. Never Yawn Under A Banyan Tree by Nibedita Sen (Anathema)
  7. Merrick by Vajra Chandrasekera (Liminal Stories)
  8. The Cold Lonely Waters by Aimee Ogden (Shimmer)
  9. Every Black Tree by Natalia Theodoridou (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)/also check out The Nightingales in Plátres (Clarkesworld)
  10. Darkness, Our Mother by Eleanna Castroianni (Clarkesworld)
  11. These Constellations Will Be Yours by Elaine Cuyegkeng (Strange Horizons)
  12. A Marvelous Deal by Kate Dollarhyde (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

Novelettes

  1. We Who Live In The Heart by Kelly Robson (Clarkesworld)
  2. Darner by Jonathan Laidlow (Strange Horizons)

Novellas

A strong showing by the Singaporean Contingent this year!

  1. Black Tides of Heaven by J.Y. Yang (Tor.com) (actually personally I prefer Red Threads but I understand the author wants this to be the one so it can stand for the duology which was one of the highlights of my reading year).
  2. Water into Wine by Joyce Chng (Annorlunda Enterprises)
  3. A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power (Part I) (Part II) by Rose Lemberg (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  4. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)

Novels

  1. The Dragon With A Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis (unsure if novel or novella tbh)
  2. Raven Strategem by Yoon-Ha Lee
  3. Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter

 



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