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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.

Albacon 2017 Con Report by Chuck Rothman
Sunday, 30 April 2017
Albacon 2017 Con Report (Albany, New York, March 31-April 2, 2017) by Chuck Rothman Albacon is a long-running traditional science fiction convention... 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...
Nick Carter, Master Detective -- "Monkey Sees Murder"
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Nick Carter, Master Detective (1943-1955) aired "Monkey Sees Murder" (or "Nick Carter and the Mystery of the Peruvian Red Mark") on January 7, 1945.... 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...
Interzone #270, May/June 2017
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Interzone #270, May/June 2017   “Rushford Recapitulation” by Christopher Mark Rose “Like You, I Am A System” by Nathan Hillstrom... Read more...
Cirsova #5, Spring 2017
Monday, 01 May 2017
Cirsova #5, Spring 2017 “War of the Ruby” by Brian K. Lowe “Darla of Deodanth” by Louise Sorensen “In the Gloaming O My Darling” by Misha... Read more...
Aliterate #2, Spring 2017
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Aliterate #2, Spring 2017 "When the Moon Fell into the Sea" by Story Boyle "The Fold" by Aaron Worth "Drowning Joys" by Jason Kimble "The... Read more...
Evil is a Matter of Perspective, ed. Adrian Collins
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Evil is a Matter of Perspective   edited by Adrian Collins & Mike Myers   (Grimdark Magazine, June 2017, pb, 520 pp.)   “The... Read more...
Strange Horizons, June 19, 2017
Monday, 19 June 2017
Strange Horizons, June 19, 2017 "Darner" by Jonathan Laidlow Read more...
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #228, June 22, 2017
Monday, 26 June 2017
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #228, June 22, 2017 “Of Letters They Are Made” by Jonathan Edelstein “A Late Quintessence” by Justin Howe Read more...
Aurealis #101, June 2017
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Aurealis #101, June 2017   “A Cold Heart” by Allan Chen   “Carbon Copy” by Adam J. Limbert   “Perfect Assassin” by Raluca... Read more...
Shimmer #37, May/June 2017
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Shimmer #37, May/June 2017 “Fallow” by Ashley Blooms “Feathers and Void” by Charles Payseur “We Lilies of the Valley” by Sonja Natasha... Read more...
Grimdark #11, April 2017
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Grimdark #11, April 2017 “Devouring the Dead” by Laura Davey “The First Kill” by C.T. Phipps “Cry Wolf” by Deborah A. Wolf Read more...
Tor.com -- May 2017
Friday, 02 June 2017
Tor.com, May 2017 "Sweetlings” by Lucy Taylor “Hexagrammaton” by Hanuš Seiner “Sanctuary” by Allen Steele “Red” by Ramsey Shehadeh... Read more...
Tangent Photo Gallery #9
Saturday, 08 April 2017
Photos from MidAmeriCon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention Kansas City, MO, August 17-21, 2016 I normally take quite a few photos at major... Read more...
The Golden Gate by Robert Buettner
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
The Golden Gate   by Robert Buettner     (Baen, January 2017, 362 pp., hc)   Read more...