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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

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...
Inner Sanctum -- "Hangman's Island"
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Inner Sanctum (1941-52) aired "Hangman's Island" on September 20, 1948 as its 389th episode. While Old Time Radio historians have given their best... 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...
Analog, April 2016
Tuesday, 08 March 2016
Analog, April 2016 “Seven Ways of Looking at the Sun-Worshippers of Yul-Katan” by Maggie Clark “Soap Opera” by Edward M. Lerner “Diamond... 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...
It's Come to Our Attention, edited by Juliana Rew
Tuesday, 03 May 2016
It's Come to Our Attention edited by Juliana Rew (Third Flatiron Anthologies, Spring 2016, 130 pages)   “Surplus Army” by Pauline J. Alama... Read more...
Strange Horizons, My 2, 2016
Wednesday, 04 May 2016
Special Double Review by Brandon Nolta & Eric Kimminau   Strange Horizons, May 2, 2016 “How High Your Gods Can Count” by Tegan Moore Read more...
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #198, April 28, 2016
Saturday, 30 April 2016
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #198, April 28, 2016 "Or I Wil Harrie Them Out of This Land" by Thomas W. Waldroon "Whale-Oil" by Sylvia V. Linsteadt Read more...
Clarkesworld #116, May 2016
Thursday, 05 May 2016
Clarkesworld #116, May 2016 “Left Behind” by Cat Rambo “The Universal Museum of Sagacity” by Robert Reed “Breathe” by Cassandra Khaw... Read more...
InterGalactic Medicine Show #50, March/April 2016
Sunday, 17 April 2016
InterGalactic Medicine Show #50, March/April 2016 “May Our Voices Sing Like Blood from Open Wounds” by Jason Sanford “Cherry Red Rocketship”... Read more...
Grimdark #7, April 2016
Saturday, 16 April 2016
Grimdark Magazine #7, April 2016 “The Nu-Thai Screwjob” by Gav Thorpe “Red Sails, Red Seas” by Victor Milan Read more...
Tor.com -- April 2016
Saturday, 30 April 2016
Tor.com, April 2016 “From the Editorial Page of the Falchester Weekly Review (A Lady Trent Story)” by Marie Brennan “Freedom Is Space For the... 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...