AndyHat (andyhat) wrote,

Well, we're approaching the end of January! And that means the annual "Best of" lists are starting to appear in various publications and newsgroups, which means my annual binge of short genre fiction reading has begun! Always a bad time of year for my book and magazine budget, though more and more stories are being published online, which does help somewhat.

Anyways, especially for short stories, I definitely won't be taking time to write detailed reviews of individual stories. For reviews of many of these stories, I can recommend Tangent Online.

However, for purposes of backing up my record keeping, I shall post a general ranking of my current reading here. I may also post short comments if particular stories seem to merit them.

As usual, I'm starting with Short Stories (defined as stories of less than 7500 words), and with the size of this year's reading list, it'll be a while before I move up to Novelettes.

So, the stories read so far:

  • Very Good

    • Abraham, Daniel. "The Aprocrypha According to Cleveland". The Silver Web #15.
    • Arnason, Eleanor. "Knapsack Poems". Asimov's 5/02.
    • Brown, Shane M. "In Store". Fantastic Metropolis 6/02.
    • Brown, Shane M. "Late Returns". Redsine #9.
    • Bryant, Brantley L. "Professional Amateurs". Fantastic Metropolis 9/02.
    • Emshwiller, Carol. "Josephine". Sci Fiction 5/02.
    • McAuley, Paul. "Under Mars". Mars Probes (DAW).

  • Good

    • Chapman, Stepan. "The Comedian". The Silver Web #15.
    • Emshwiller, Carol. "Water Master". Sci Fiction 2/02.
    • Ford, Jeffrey. "Creation". F&SF 5/02.
    • Gilligan, ElizaBeth. "Iron Joan". Black Gate Winter 2002.
    • Gloss, Molly. "Lambing Season". Asimov's 7/02.
    • Goss, Theodora. "The Rapid Advance of Sorrow". Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet #11.
    • Swanwick, Michael. "A Great Day for Brontosaurs". Asimov's 5/02.

  • Average

    • Browne, Adam. "Les Autres". Redsine #8.
    • Fowler, Karen Joy. "What I Didn't See". Sci Fiction 7/02.
    • Hughes, Rhys. "Robin Hood's New Mother". Redsine #8.
    • Kress, Nancy. "Patent Infringement". Asimov's 5/02.
    • Landis, Geoffrey. "At Dorado". Asimov's 10-11/02.
    • Landis, Geoffrey. "Old Tingo's Penis". Interzone 8/02.

  • (no subject)

    The Hilliard Ensemble concert tonight was excellent, and definitely worth the drive to Duke Chapel in the snow. Turns out that this 40th anniversary…

  • (no subject)

    The past few weeks have been spent playing entirely too much Lego Marvel Super Heroes and Assassin's Creed IV (finished the main story in both,…

  • Hobbitting

    Tonight was Part 2 of the Hobbit at Marbles Imax in 3D, the 3D being entirely unnecessary for this film but the Imax being quite necessary to fully…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded