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Tangent Online 2015 Recommended Reading List

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Tangent Online 2015 Recommended Reading List

 

 

As with previous years, this list is not meant as comprehensive, there being several items we didn't see. As was the case with the last several years we narrowed our focus (with rare exception) to those stories published in professionally paying markets as defined by SFWA. While SFWA changed its pro-market requirements in 2014 to 6c/wd., we will continue to cover those markets paying the former rate of 5c/wd.

As is our custom, there are four sections to each length category. Those making the list in the short story, novelette, and novella lengths but having no stars, and those with either one, two, or three stars, according to how well the reviewer or reviewers valued a particular story. Quite often you will see

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Jousting with Straw Puppies by Kate Paulk
Saturday, 06 February 2016
Jousting with Straw Puppies by Kate Paulk Since the success of Sad Puppies 2 in bringing a handful of differently philosophical works onto the Hugo... Read more...
Cosmos -- A Triumphal Failure of Early Science Fiction
Monday, 30 March 2015
  Cosmos - A Triumphal Failure of Early Science Fiction by David Ritter (January 2015)   Introduction          ... Read more...
X Minus One -- "The Lights on Precipice Peak" by Stephen Tall
Saturday, 06 February 2016
X Minus One (1955-58) aired Stephen Tall's "The Lights on Precipice Peak" on March 13, 1957 as the show's 93rd episode. The show was cancelled on... Read more...
The Biggest Pulps by Mike Ashley
Thursday, 02 April 2015
Mike Ashley is the science fiction, fantasy, and mystery genres foremost bibliographer. He is perhaps most widely and popularly known for the... Read more...
Classic Jack Williamson Interview
Saturday, 27 June 2015
Tangent Online Presents:   An Interview with Jack Williamson   (April 29, 1908 – November 10, 2006) (Ed Hamilton/Jack Williamson photo by... Read more...
Asimov's -- February 2016
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Asimov’s, February 2016 “The Grocer’s Wife [Enhanced Transcription]” by Michael Libling “Bringing Them Back” by Bruce McAllister “In... Read more...
Fantasy & Science Fiction, January/February 2016
Wednesday, 06 January 2016
Fantasy & Science Fiction, January/February 2016 “Vortex” by Gregory Benford “Number Nine Moon” by Alex Irvine “Rockets Red” by Mary... Read more...
On Spec #100, Spring 2015
Sunday, 06 December 2015
On Spec #100, Spring 2015 “Roundheels” by Carrie Naughton “Serenade on Lake Ontario” by Mike Rimar “Relocation” by Rich Larson “The... Read more...
Lontar #5, Autumn 2015
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Lontar #5, November 2015   The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction   "No Man Is" by Ng Yi-Sheng "The Bear" by Kawika Guillermo... Read more...
Insistence of Vision by David Brin
Saturday, 06 February 2016
Insistence of Vision by David Brin     (The Story Plant, March 2016, 374 pp.)     Introduction by Vernor Vinge “The... Read more...
Strange Horizons, February 1 & 8, 2016
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Strange Horizons, February 1 & 8, 2016   Strange Horizons, February 1, 2016 “Conjure Man” by Stefon Mears Read more...
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #192, February 4, 2016
Monday, 08 February 2016
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #192, February 4, 2016 “Told By An Idiot” by K. J. Parker “The Three Dancers of Gizari” by Tamara Vardomskaya Read more...
Sci Phi Journal #9, January 2016
Saturday, 06 February 2016
Sci Phi Journal #9, January 2016 “The Meeting of Infinite Stairs” by Christopher Alan “A Struggle for Primacy” by Brian Cato “Red Dwarf’s... Read more...
Uncanny Magazine #8, January/February 2016
Wednesday, 03 February 2016
Uncanny #8, January/February 2016 “The Virgin Played Bass” by Maria Dahvana Headley “Lotus Face and the Fox” by Nghi Vo “The Creeping... Read more...
Grimdark #6, January 2016
Sunday, 24 January 2016
Grimdark #6, January 2016 “A Fair Man” by Peter Orullian “At the Walls of Sinnlos” by Michael R. Fletcher Read more...
Tor.com -- January 2016
Wednesday, 03 February 2016
Tor.com, January 2016 “The Glass Galago” by A. M. Dellamonica “Two’s Company” by Joe Abercrombie “Finnegan’s Field” by Angela Slatter... Read more...
Tangent Photo Gallery #8
Sunday, 03 January 2016
Photos from the Archives of Wilson (Bob) Tucker The final print issue of Tangent before we went online was double issue 20/21, dated Fall 1997/Winter... Read more...
InterstellarNet: Enigma by Edward M. Lerner
Sunday, 31 January 2016
InterstellarNet:   Enigma   by   Edward M. Lerner     (FoxAcre Press, June 2015, 440 pp., tpb)         Read more...