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the genre's premiere review magazine for short SF & Fantasy since 1993
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2011 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalists

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2011 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalists for Best Short Fiction of the Year

This year's Sturgeon finalists were posted Thursday, June 9, 2011. The eleven finalists are listed below in alphabetical order by author.

“Mammoths of the Great Plains” by Eleanor Arnason (Mammoths of the Great Plains)
“Under the Moons of Venus” by Damien Broderick (Subterranean, Spring 2010)
“The Maiden Flight of McAuley’s “ by Elizabeth Hand (Stories)
“The Sultan of the Clouds” by Geoffrey A. Landis (Asimov’s, 9/10)
“Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain” by Yoon Ha Lee (Lightspeed, 9/10)
“Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance” by Paul Park (F&SF, 1-2/10)
“Dead Man’s Run” by Robert Reed (F&SF, 11-12/10)
“Troika” by Alastair Reynolds (Godlike Machines)
“A Letter from the Emperor” by Steve Rasnic Tem (Asimov’s, 1/10)
“The Night Train” by Lavie Tidhar, (Strange Horizons, 6/14/10)
“The Things” by Peter Watts (Clarkesworld, 1/10)

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2011 Nebula Awards -- Washington, D. C.

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The 2011 Nebula Awards banquet was held Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  Presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) annually, the winners are as follows. While we congratulate all of this year's recipients, we are especially proud of Eric James Stone for his win in the novelette category, for Eric hosts and maintains the Tangent Online website. Heartfelt congratulations, Eric!

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I'm Back

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After my move in December and paying off a number of back bills and assorted (but expensive) car repairs, my internet service was hooked up today. Unfortunately, I have been given a new email address and so am unable to access my old address book or sort through the past few months of emails. So I ask that you send me an email so I can add you to my new address book. Publishers, friends, writers and anyone else, please drop me an email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

I am still receiving review copies forwarded from my old address, so if you wish to send anything for possible review please email so I can provide my new address.

It's great to be back and we hope to be caught up and rolling again very shortly. I appreciate your patience in my absence.

Dave

 

Tangent Online Recommended Reading List 2010

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Analog cover november 2010TANGENT ONLINE RECOMMENDED READING LIST—2010


If my count is correct, there are almost 190 short stories, novellas and novelettes in the following list, not including those in Dave's afterword. In spite of the fact that Tangent Online comprises more than a dozen regular reviewers and a number of occasional ones, that's a pretty impressive reading list. And these are only the ones we recommend—for every story you see on this list, there are at least four others that didn’t make the cut. This is up from 170-plus in last year’s list.

 

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Beware the Ides of March!

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We always get the urge to type this around the middle of this month. Blame Shakespeare.

Or if you’re tired of blaming old Will, take a cue from South Park.

This year, the Ides of March bring us the fourth installment of Robert Weinberg’s Collecting Fantasy Art series; this one is titled “Art Mania!” We’re very happy to be hosting this series, as it is an important memoir in the history of the art of science fiction and fantasy. Many people have written books about science fiction and fantasy art, but to our knowledge, this is the first (maybe to be a book in the near future) written about the “collecting bug” by one of the premier art collectors in our field.

We hope you are enjoying not only this important series, but also our regular series of short fiction reviews. Our reviewing staff are kept, we believe, very happy in their perfumed cages with the gilded bars; they rest on plump pillows of pure velvet, while a bevy of beautiful robotic servants (who are here, after all, to Serve Mankind) feeds them peeled grapes and luscious chocolates, not to mention the inevitable honeydew and Milk of Paradise, all the while murmuring soft words of encouragement into our reviewers’ shell-like ears.

As always, we encourage you to visit our Facebook page and use the “Like” button; and we urge you to recommend us to your friends, who will thank you for it.


 

A New Direction

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A New Direction

 altAfter nearly seventeen years with the same basic format Tangent Online has now added several new features.

The first of the new sections we've titled Classic SF/F. In this section we hope to bring to light outright classics of science fiction and fantasy of which newer readers and writers may not be aware—and sorely need to be, in our estimation—or those works of enduring popularity not necessarily regarded as “classics” in the traditional sense of the word.

 

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Tangent Online 2009 Recommended Reading List

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Tangent Online Recommended Reading List--2009

The following list is comprised of some 170-plus stories. Each length category (short story, novelette, novella) is separated into three further categories featuring stories that made an ever increasing impression on our reviewers. Thus, in each category, you will see a number of stories making the basic list, then a category of additional stories with one star (*), then two stars (**), and finally three stars (***), the latter being those with which the reviewers were most impressed.

 

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Tangent Relaunches

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Welcome to the relaunch of Tangent Online. It's been quite awhile, hasn't it? But we're finally back, with a somewhat different look, new software fueling the enterprise, and a brand new web-hoster, Analog author Eric James Stone (whose newest story, "Attitude Adjustment," can be found in the September, 2009 issue). Eric is the person most responsible for Tangent Online even existing today. He stepped forward and offered to host the site, provided the new software, and has been more than patient with yours truly as I have learned how to use it (and which I am still learning the finer points of). Eric deserves your unqualified thanks for his selfless efforts in getting us up and running once more.

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