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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.

2016 Worldcon panel on the "State of Short Fiction"
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
2016 Worldcon panel on the "State of Short Fiction" Friday, August 19, 2016 3 PM, Room 3501B Panelists: Dave Truesdale (M), Neil Clarke, Sheila... 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...
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - "The Amateur Mendicant Society"
Saturday, 18 February 2017
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939-47) aired "The Adventure of the Amateur Mendicant Society" on April 2, 1945. During this incarnation of... 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...
Analog, January/February 2017
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Analog, January/February 2017 “The Proving Ground” by Alec Nevala-Lee “Twilight’s Captives” by Christopher L. Bennett “Orbit of Fire,... Read more...
On Spec #103, Vol. 27, #4, 2016
Tuesday, 27 December 2016
On Spec #103, Volume 27, #4, 2016 “Marvelous, Magnificent, Murderous” by Ron Collins “The Guard Tower” by Hal J. Friesen “The Skysinger’s... Read more...
Aliterate #1, Fall 2016
Sunday, 06 November 2016
Aliterate #1, Fall 2016 “A Companion for the Stars” by Diana Estigarribia “Joined” by Sarah L. Byrne “Rubble People” by Matthew... Read more...
The Adventure of the Incognita Countess by Cynthia Ward
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
“The Adventure of the Incognita Countess”   by Cynthia Ward   (Aqueduct Press, January 2017, pb, 126 pp.)   Read more...
Strange Horizons, February 13 & 20, 2017
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Strange Horizons, February 13th & 20th, 2017 “Only Calculate the Motion of Heavenly Bodies” by Marcia Richards (Feb. 13) “London Calling”... Read more...
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #219, February 16, 2017
Monday, 20 February 2017
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #219, February 16, 2017 “Gravity’s Exile” by Grace Seybold “The Last Dinosaur Rider of Benessa County” by Jeremy Sim Read more...
Nightmare #53, February 2017
Friday, 24 February 2017
Nightmare #53, February 2017 "The Garbage Doll" by Jessica Amanda Salmonson "Youth Will be Served" by Andrew Fox Read more...
Galaxy's Edge #24, January/February 2017
Monday, 20 February 2017
Galaxy's Edge #24, January/February 2017 "Zombies Anonymous" by Larry Hodges "Giovanni’s Tree" by Nick DiChario "To Them We Are Merely Clay" by Liz... Read more...
Grimdark #10, January 2017
Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Grimdark #10, January 2017 "The Lady of Crows" by Anthony Ryan Read more...
Tor.com -- January 2017
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Tor.com, January 2017   “A Human Stain” by Kelly Robson “Microbiota and the Masses: A Love Story” by S. B. Divya “The Atonement... 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...
Changeling's Island by Dave Freer
Thursday, 08 September 2016
Changeling's Island by Dave Freer   (Baen, April 2016, tpb, 282 pp.)       Reviewed by Dave Truesdale Read more...