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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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Corrupting the Artist Within You by David Farland
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
David Farland was the Grand Prize winner in the 1986 International Writers of the Future contest, of which he is now a judge as well as the editor of... Read more...
Cosmos -- A Triumphal Failure of Early Science Fiction
Sunday, 24 April 2016
  Cosmos - A Triumphal Failure of Early Science Fiction by David Ritter (January 2015)   Introduction          ... Read more...
Nick Carter, Master Detective -- "The Case of the Candidate's Corpse"
Monday, 27 June 2016
Nick Carter, Master Detective aired "The Case of the Candidate's Corpse" on September 26, 1948. We have run but five previous Nick Carter episodes... 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
Monday, 18 April 2016
Tangent Online Presents:   An Interview with Jack Williamson   (April 29, 1908 – November 10, 2006) (Ed Hamilton/Jack Williamson photo by... Read more...
Asimov's -- July 2016
Sunday, 19 June 2016
Asimov's, July 2016 "Ten Poems for the Mossums, One for the Man" by Suzanne Palmer "Filtered" by Leah Cypress "Masked" by Rich Larson "Project... Read more...
Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2016
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2016 “More Heat than Light” by Charlotte Ashley “Last of the Sharkspeakers” by Brian Trent “The... 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...
Humanity 2.0, ed. by Alex Shvartsman
Friday, 24 June 2016
Humanity 2.0 edited by Alex Shvartsman (Phoenix Pick, October 2016, 272 pages)   "The Waves" by Ken Liu (reprint; not reviewed) "Justice and... Read more...
Strange Horizons, June 20, 2016
Monday, 20 June 2016
Strange Horizons, June 20, 2016 "Bride Price" by S. E. Jones Read more...
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #201, June 9, 2016
Saturday, 18 June 2016
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #201, June 9, 2016 "Nothing But the Sky" by Gwendolyn Clare "Blood Reckonings" by Alec Austin Read more...
Lightspeed #73, June 2016
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Lightspeed #73, June 2016 "A Good Home" by Karin Lowachee "Salto Mortal" by Nick T. Chan "Four and Twenty Blackbirds" by JY Yang "Other... Read more...
Fantastic Stories #234, May/June 2016
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination #234, May/June 2016 “Starf*ckers” by Terence Taylor “When She Was Five” by Fraser Ronald Read more...
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #28, May 2016
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #28, May 2016 “Crazy Snake and the Tribute for Pachacamac - Part Two” by Eric Atkisson “Curse of Beauty” by Marlena... Read more...
Tor.com -- May 2016
Sunday, 29 May 2016
Tor.com, May 2016 "Orphan Pirates of the Spanish Main" by Dennis Danvers "A Dead Djinn in Cairo" by P. Djeli Clark "The Pigeon Summer" by Brit... 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...
Unforgettable by Eric James Stone
Monday, 25 April 2016
Unforgettable by Eric James Stone   (Baen, January 2016, 248 pp., tpb)     Read more...