So I figured I'd do brief lists of things I read and enjoyed, as a mnemonic device as much as anything else.
Note: Not all of these are new, and the list is in no way exhaustive.
Here we go!
- "Documentary" by Vajra Chandrasekera in Lightspeed. This is one of the best pieces I have read in all the time I have been reading short fiction.
- "I Tell Thee All, I Can No More" by Sunny Moraine in Clarkesworld. Weird and awesome story about dronesexuality.
- "The Husband Stitch" by Carmen Maria Machado in Granta. I've been raving about this ever since the first time I read it. Extremely, unbearably, ridiculously well-written.
- "Be Not Unequally Yoked" by Alexis A. Hunter in Shimmer. Alexis is amazing and you should go read all of her stuff.
- "The Fox Bride" by Mari Ness in Daily Science Fiction. It seems I enjoy everything Mari Ness writes. Understated but lingering.
- "The Lives and Loves of Intricate Cakes" and "When the Seltzer's Like 'Nah' and You're like 'Oh Please, Please Be Cold' and the Seltzer's Like 'Nah'" by Rahawa Haile in Midnight Breakfast. So great.
- "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" by Ursula K. Le Guin. Yeah, I know, how did I just read this in 2015?
- Bonus poetry: "You Are Here" by Bogi Takács in Strange Horizons. This really took my breath away.
I think that's it for now. Have you read any outstanding short stories so far this year?