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Tangent Online 2016 Recommended Reading List

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Tangent Online 2016 Recommended Reading List


As with previous years, this list is not meant as comprehensive, there being a number of items we didn't see. As was the case with the last several years we narrowed our focus (with a few exceptions) 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.

There are 379 stories on this year's list (down from last year's 416): 296 short stories, 65 novelettes, and 18 novellas.

Albacon 2017 Con Report by Chuck Rothman
Sunday, 30 April 2017
Albacon 2017 Con Report (Albany, New York, March 31-April 2, 2017) by Chuck Rothman Albacon is a long-running traditional science fiction convention... Read more...
"Call Me Dumbo" by Bob Shaw
Saturday, 02 September 2017
“Call Me Dumbo”   by Bob Shaw   (1931-1996)   (novelette, originally in IF, December 1966)     by Dave Truesdale July... Read more...
Pat Novak...for Hire -- "Fleet Lady"
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Pat Novak...for Hire (1946-49) aired "Fleet Lady" on March 6, 1949. The show ran from August 22, 1946 through January 4, 1948, at which point it took... 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 Poul Anderson Interview
Thursday, 22 December 2016
Tangent Online Presents:   An Interview with Poul Anderson   (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) (Poul Anderson photo ©1998, 2016 Dave... Read more...
Asimov's -- December 2016
Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Asimov's, December 2016 "They Have All One Breath" by Karl Bunker "Empty Shoes by the Lake" by Gay Partington Terry "HigherWorks" by Gregory Norman... Read more...
Black Static #60, September/October 2017
Friday, 15 September 2017
Black Static #60, September/October 2017 "Skyshine (or Death by Scotland)" by Carole Johnstone "The Shuttered Child" by Tim Lees "The Swans" by Ray... Read more...
On Spec #105, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2017
Monday, 04 September 2017
On Spec #105, Vol. 28, No. 2, 2017 "Missing in Action" by Michael Johnstone "Trinkets" by Story Boyle "The Call of Freezing Souls" by Jean-Louis... Read more...
Aliterate #2, Spring 2017
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Aliterate #2, Spring 2017 "When the Moon Fell into the Sea" by Story Boyle "The Fold" by Aaron Worth "Drowning Joys" by Jason Kimble "The... Read more...
Infinity Wars, edited by Jonathan Strahan
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Infinity Wars     edited by Jonathan Strahan     (Solaris, September 2017, pb, 364 pp.)       "The Evening of... Read more...
Strange Horizons, September 18, 2017
Monday, 18 September 2017
Strange Horizons, September 18, 2017 "Oshun, Inc." by Jordan Ifueko Read more...
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #234, September 14, 2017
Sunday, 17 September 2017
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #234, September 14, 2017 “Dire Wolf” by Michael J. DeLuca “Corpus Grace” by William Broom Read more...
Nightmare #60, September 2017
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Nightmare #60, September 2017 "Jade, Blood" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia "No One Prays to the Goddess" by Ashok K. Banker Read more...
Uncanny #18, September/October 2017
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Uncanny #18, September/October 2017 “Henosis” by N.K. Jemisin “Clearly Lettered in a Most Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde “Though She Be But... Read more...
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #33, August 2017
Saturday, 02 September 2017
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #33, August 2017 "Between Sea and Flame" by Evan Dicken "I am Become Death, Destroyer of Worlds" by Raphael Ordonez... Read more...
Tor.com -- August 2017
Tuesday, 05 September 2017
Tor.com, August 2017 “The Martian in the Wood” by Stephen Baxter “Uncanny Valley” by Greg Egan “The Library of Lost Things” by Matthew... Read more...
Tangent Photo Gallery #9
Saturday, 08 April 2017
Photos from MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention Kansas City, MO, August 17-21, 2016 I normally take quite a few photos at major... Read more...
Dark Secret by Edward M. Lerner
Sunday, 02 July 2017
Dark Secret   by   Edward M. Lerner   (Phoenix Pick, Sept. 2016, 288 pp., tpb)   Reviewed by Dave Truesdale I've been a fan of... Read more...