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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...
Dimension X -- "Untitled Story" by Frank M. Robinson
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Dimension X aired "Untitled Story" on August 23, 1951. Frank M. Robinson (1926-2014) saw his novella published in the September 1951 issue 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...
Asimov's -- May/June 2017
Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Asimov’s, May/June 2017 “On the Ship” by Leah Cypess “Come as You Are” by Dale Bailey “Good Show” by William Preston “The Escape of... 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 #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...
Fiction River #22: No Humans Allowed, edited by John Helfers
Friday, 12 May 2017
Fiction River #22: No Humans Allowed         Edited by John Helfers         (WMG Publishing, April 2017, pb,... Read more...
Strange Horizons, May 15, 2017
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Strange Horizons, May 15, 2017 "Light, Like a Candle Flame" by Iona Sharma Read more...
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #225, May 11, 2017
Monday, 22 May 2017
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #225, May 11, 2017 “Carnival Nine” by Caroline M. Yoachim “A Place to Grow” by A. T. Greenblatt Read more...
Clarkesworld #128, May 2017
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Clarksworld #128, May 2017   “Streams and Mountains” by Nick Wolven “We Who Live in the Heart” by Kelly Robson “Baroness” by E.... Read more...
Uncanny #15, March/April 2017
Friday, 05 May 2017
Uncanny #15, March/April 2017 "With Cardamom I’ll Bind Their Lips" by Beth Cato “Rising Star” by Stephen Graham Jones “Auspicium Melioris... 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 -- April 2017
Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Tor.com, April 2017 "When Stars Are Scattered" by Spencer Ellsworth "Mental Diplopia" by Julianna Baggott "Dark Warm Heart" by Rich Larson "A Burden... 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...