AndyHat (andyhat) wrote,
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With 179 stories read, I have now completed the first pass through the short story list. There are still a handful on my list to read of which I don't yet have copies, so they'll just have to wait. I also expect to add a few more stories to the list once the Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot is announced. However, for now I have gone ahead and provisionally selected my choices for this year's top short stories.

If I'm feeling particularly motivated at some point, I might even write reviews of the top 5, but that's more likely to happen for the longer stories.

Now I'll be moving on to the Novelettes (7500-17500 words). I hope to be through that list by the end of March.

Final short story reading:

  • Very Good
    • Anonymous. "The Vanishing Life and Films of Emmanuel Escobada". Nemonymous #2.
    • Dellamonica, A.M. "A Slow Day at the Gallery". Asimov's 10-11/02.
    • Holm, Catherine Dybiec. "Transcendence". Electric Velocipede #2.
    • Pratt, Tim. "Little Gods". Strange Horizons 2/02.
    • Sheckley, Robert. "Sightseeing, 2179". F&SF 6/02.
    • Van Pelt, James. "The Safety of the Herd". Asimov's 1/02.
    • Williamson, Jack. "Afterlife". F&SF 2/02.
    • Wolfe, Gene. "The Waif". F&SF 1/02.
    • Woodworth, Stephen. "The Little Nightmusic That Could". Weird Tales Summer 2002.
    • Wylde, Thomas. "Spinning Kingdoms, Two". Once Upon a Galaxy.
    • Yellin, Tamar. "Moonlight". Leviathan 3.
    • Zivkovic, Zoran. "Infernal Library". Leviathan 3.
    • Zivkovic, Zoran. "Night Library". Leviathan 3.
    • Zivkovic, Zoran. "Noble Library". Leviathan 3.
    • Zivkovic, Zoran. "The Violin-Maker". Interzone 2/02.
  • Good
    • Baxter, Stephen. "The Dreaming Mould". Interzone 5/02.
    • Emshwiller, Carol. "Grandma". F&SF 3/02.
    • Kessel, John. "The Family Vacation". Infinite Matrix 9/02.
    • Lee, Yoon Ha. "The Black Abacus". F&SF 6/02.
    • Park, Paul. "Tachycardia". F&SF 1/02.
    • Tumasonis, Don. "The Prospect Cards". Dark Terrors 6.
    • Wolfe, Gene. "Shields of Mars". Mars Probes
    • Wolfe, Gene. "Under Hill". Infinite Matrix 5/02.
    • Zivkovic, Zoran. "Home Library". Leviathan 3.
    • Zivkovic, Zoran. "Smallest Library". Leviathan 3.
    • Zivkovic, Zoran. "Virtual Library". Leviathan 3.
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