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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...
Escape -- "Papa Benjamin"
Saturday, 23 July 2016
Escape (1947-54) aired "Papa Benjamin" on January 21, 1948 as its 26th episode. This well produced and acted story takes us to New Orleans and its... 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...
Asimov's -- July 2016
Sunday, 19 June 2016
Asimov's, July 2016 "Ten Poems for the Mossums, One for the Man" by Suzanne Palmer "Filtered" by Leah Cypress "Masked" by Rich Larson "Project... Read more...
Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2016
Tuesday, 05 July 2016
Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/Aug 2016 "Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful" by Gregor Hartmann "The Desert of Vanished Dreams" by Phyllis Eisenstein... 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...
Zen City by Eliot Fintushel
Monday, 18 July 2016
Zen City by Eliot Fintushel   (Zero Books, June 2016, pb, 125 pp.)     Read more...
Strange Horizons, July 18, 2016
Monday, 25 July 2016
Strange Horizons, July 18, 2016 "Her Sacred Spirit Soars" by S. Qiouyi Lu Read more...
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #204, July 21, 2016
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #204, July 21, 2016 "Ebb Stung by the Flow" by E. Catherine Tobler "Under She Who Devours Suns" by Benjamin Sriduankaew Read more...
Apex Magazine #86, July 2016
Friday, 22 July 2016
Apex Magazine #86, July 2016 "Lazarus and the Amazing Kid Phoenix" by Jennifer Giesbrecht "Starpower" by Christopher Shultz "The Big Bah-Ha" by... Read more...
SQ Mag #26, May/June 2016
Sunday, 24 July 2016
SQ Mag #26, May/June 2016 "A Nightingale’s View of Autumn" by Joseph S. Pulver, Snr "Selfie" by Lee Murray "Clockwork Hearts" by J.B. Rockwell ... Read more...
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #28, May 2016
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly #28, May 2016 “Crazy Snake and the Tribute for Pachacamac - Part Two” by Eric Atkisson “Curse of Beauty” by Marlena... Read more...
Tor.com -- June 2016
Friday, 01 July 2016
Tor.com, June 2016 “The Weight of the Dead” by Brian Hodge “Lullaby for a Lost World” by Aliette de Bodard “Typecasting” by Harry... 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...
Bohemian Gospel by Dana Chamblee Carpenter
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Bohemian Gospel   by   Dana Chamblee Carpenter   (Pegasus Books, Nov. 2015, hc, 370 pp.)       Read more...