2017 Recommended Reading List

Short Stories

Monster Girls Don’t Cry, by Merc Rustad

The Light We Carried Home, by Kay Chronister

Prosthetic Daughter, by Nin Harris

With Cardamom I’ll Bind Their Lips, by Beth Cato

Anabasis, by Amal El-Mohtar

O Stone, Be Not So, by José Iriarte

They Will Take You From You, by Brandon O’Brien

The Falling Game, by Ian Muneshwar

Sun, Moon, Dust, by Ursula Vernon

Queen of Dirt, by Nisi Shawl

The Sound of, by Charles Payseur

Carnival Nine, by Caroline Yoachim

Utopia, LOL?, by Jamie Wahls

The Ghosts of Europa Will Keep You Trapped In a Prison You Make for Yourself, Matt Dovey

Of Letters They Are Made, by Jonathan Edelstein

The Martian Obelisk, by Linda Nagata

The Stone Weta, by Octavia Cade

If a Bird Can Be a Ghost, by Allison Mills

Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand, by Fran Wilde

These Constellations Will Be Yours, by Elaine Cuyegkeng

Shadow Man, Sack Man, Half Dark, Half Light, by Malon Edwards

The Sound of His Voice Like the Colour of Salt, by L Chan

The Heart Seed, by Joanne Rixon

Forgive Us Our Trespasses, Bennett North

Hare’s Breath, by Maria Haskins

An Equal Share of the Bone, by Karen Osbourne

The Atomic Hallows and the Body of Science, Octavia Cade

Pipecleaner Sculptures and Other Necessary Work, Tina Connolly


A Human Stain, by Kelly Robson

Small Changes Over Long Periods of Time, K.M. Szpara

Waiting on a Bright Moon, JY Yang

The Bridgegroom, Bo Balder

I Am Not I, by G.V. Anderson (F&SF)

The Birding: A Fairy Tale, by Natalia Theodoridou


All Systems Red, by Martha Wells

The Black Tides of Heaven, by JY Yang

The Red Threads of Fortune, by JY Yang

A Portrait of the Desert in Personages of Power, by Rose Lemberg (Part 1 and Part 2)

River of Teeth, by Sarah Gailey

17776, by Jon Bois


Under the Pendulum Sun, by Jeannette Ng

The Stars Are Legion, by Kameron Hurley

Amberlough, by Lara Elena Donelly

The Stone Sky, by N.K. Jemisin

City of Miracles, by Robert Jackson Bennett

The Art of Starving, by Sam J. Miller

Raven Stratagem, by Yoon Ha Lee

The Guns Above, by Robyn Bennis

Autonomous, by Annalee Newitz





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