2018 reading recs and eligibility post!

Award season is coming! I’ll be updating this post as I speed-read through everyone else’s recommendations.

Eligibility:

Short Story: “Strange Waters,” in Strange Horizons April 2, 2018. A time-traveling fisherwoman is lost and trying to get home to her children. It got some love when it came out! (SFF Reviews, Quick Sips, Barnes & Noble)

 

Recommendations:

Novels:

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Mere Wife by Maria Dahvana Headley

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

 

Novellas:

The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

 

Novelettes:

The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander

 

Short Stories:

“Bride Before You” by Stephanie Malia Morris in Nightmare Magazine

“Mother Tongues” by S. Qiouyi Lu in Asimov’s and Escape Pod

“And Yet” by A.T. Greenblatt in Uncanny Magazine

“Your Slaughterhouse, Your Killing Floor” by Sunny Moraine in Uncanny Magazine

“She Who Hungers, She Who Waits” by Cassandra Khaw in Beneath Ceaseless Skies

“The House of Illusionists” by Vanessa Fogg in Liminal Stories