awards recommendations

So much awesome… 2015 was a great year for fiction, especially novels. This is by no means an exhaustive list of stuff I loved; I’m focusing here on works that seem a bit overlooked and deserving of more buzz than they’ve gotten.  So without further ado, here are a few recommendations for awards consideration:

Short Stories

Android Whores Can’t Cry” by Natalia Theodoridou

Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World” by Caroline M. Yoachim

Language of Knives” by Haralambi Markov


Fabulous Beasts” by Priya Sharma

Grandmother-Nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds” by Rose Lemberg


Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman

Planetfall by Emma Newman

The Just City by Jo Walton

YA (Norton Award)

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Court of Fives by Kate Elliott


No novellas to recommend at the moment because I am SO BEHIND on reading them. And to make matters worse, I’m already super-stoked to read these upcoming novels in 2016:

Steal the Sky by Megan O’Keefe (out now!)

Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (out now!)

Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (May)

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (May)

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee (June)

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal (July)

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