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Tangent Online 2014 Recommended Reading List

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Tangent Online 2014 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.

The Origin of Galaxy's Edge and Stellar Guild by Mike Resnick
Saturday, 17 January 2015
Mike Resnick has won five Hugo awards (out of a record 36 nominations) and a Nebula for his short fiction, including numerous international awards,... Read more...
Cosmos -- A Triumphal Failure of Early Science Fiction
Monday, 30 March 2015
  Cosmos - A Triumphal Failure of Early Science Fiction by David Ritter (January 2015)   Introduction          ... Read more...
Dark Fantasy - "The Thing from the Sea"
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Dark Fantasy (1941-42) aired "The Thing from the Sea" on November 28, 1941 as its third episode. Broadcast out of Oklahoma, Dark Fantasy was the... 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 Wilson "Bob" Tucker Interview
Friday, 09 January 2015
Tangent Online Presents:   An Interview with Wilson “Bob” Tucker   (November 23, 1914 – October 6, 2006) (Wilson Tucker photo by Dave... Read more...
Asimov's -- June 2015
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Asimov’s, June 2015   “The End of the War” by Django Wexler “The Ladies’ Aquatic Gardening Society” by Henry Lien “Ghosts of the... Read more...
Fantasy & Science Fiction -- May/June 2015
Tuesday, 07 April 2015
Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2015 “Entrepreneurs” by Robert Grossbach “Teardrop” by Lisa Mason “Entanglements” by David... Read more...
On Spec #98, Fall 2014
Sunday, 08 February 2015
On Spec #98, Fall 2014     “Chance Encounters” by Janet K. Nicolson “A Primer on the Ins and Outs of Building Bliss” by Brent... Read more...
Albedo One #45, Fall 2014
Tuesday, 02 December 2014
Albedo One #45, Fall 2014 “The Woman Who Could Choose the Stars” by T.D. Edge “Landscapes of the Martian Heart” by Stephen Gaskell “King... Read more...
No Horns on these Helmets, ed. by Erin Lale
Saturday, 25 April 2015
No Horns on these Helmets Edited by Erin Lale (Sky Warrior Book Publishing LLC, May, 2015) “Gullveig Drowning” by Jackson Eflin “Second Time... Read more...
Strange Horizons, April 20, 2015
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Strange Horizons, April 20, 2015 “Nine Thousand Hours” by Iona Sharma Read more...
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #171, April 16, 2015
Monday, 20 April 2015
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #171, April 16, 2015 “The Fires of Mercy” by Spencer Ellsworth “Sinseerly A Friend & Yr. Obed't” by Thomas M.... Read more...
Crossed Genres #28, April 2015
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Crossed Genres #28, April 2015   "Loud as a Murder" by Sarah L. Johnson "Trollbooth" by Maureen Tanafon "A Language We Shared" by Megan Neumann Read more...
OSC InterGalactic Medicine Show #44, March/April 2015
Saturday, 04 April 2015
InterGalactic Medicine Show #44, March/April 2015   “The Oath-Breaker's Daemon” by Rob Steiner “Look After Your Brother” by Holliann... Read more...
Farrago's Wainscot #14, April 2015
Friday, 17 April 2015
Farrago's Wainscot #14, April 2015   “All Her Buzzing Eyes” by Willow Fagan “Dance Our Shoes to Pieces” by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam... Read more...
Tor.com -- March 2015
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Tor.com, March 2015   "The Shape of My Name" by Nino Cipri "The Thyme Fiend" by Jeffrey Ford "The Museum and the Music Box" by Noah Keller "Dog"... Read more...
Tangent Photo Gallery #6
Monday, 30 March 2015
It's been quite awhile since I've put up a new Photo Gallery, so reasoned now was a good time. Here are a few more from the bottomless box of... Read more...
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press, June 2014) 2015 Philip K. Dick Award winner   Reviewed by Dave Truesdale ... Read more...