2016 Reading List

  • Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft
  • Year of Yes: How to Dance it Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
  • Steering the Craft: A 21st Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • Patchwerk by David Tallerman
  • Lustlocked by Matt Wallace
  • The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster
  • Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  • Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales from Shakespeare’s Fantasy World by Jonathan Barnes, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Emma Newman, Kate Heartfield, and Foz Meadows
  • Bryony and Roses by T. Kingfisher
  • The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher
  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
  • Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell (DNF)
  • Bitch Planet Volume 1: Extraordinary Machine
  • Planetfall by Emma Newman
  • ODY-C Volume 1 by Matt Fraction
  • A Song for No Man’s Land by Andy Remic
  • Daughter of Destiny by Nicole Evelina
  • The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle
  • Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace
  • The Devil You Know by K.J. Parker
  • Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen
  • Genrenauts #2: The Absconded Ambassador by Michael R. Underwood
  • Pieces of Hate by Tim Lebbon
  • The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne M. Valente
  • The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn by Usman T. Malik
  • The Citadel of Weeping Pearls by Aliette de Bodard
  • Forest of Memory  by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Up and Coming: Stories from the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors edited by S.L. Huang and Kurt Hunt
  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  • Sister Light, Sister Dark by Jane Yolen
  • The Emperor’s Railroad by Guy Haley
  • A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
  • A Whisper of Southern Lights by Tim Lebbon
  • Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
  • Pride’s Spell by Matt Wallace
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Jewel and Her Lapidary by Fran Wilde
  • Runtime by S.B. Divya
  • Return of Souls by Andy Remic
  • Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
  • Lumberjanes, Volume One: Beware the Kitten Unholy
  • Lumberjanes, Volume Two: Friendship to the Max
  • Faith, Volume One: Hollywood & Vine
  • Rat Queens, Volume Three: Demons
  • Lightspeed Magazine, June 2016, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue
  • The Ghoul King by Guy Haley
  • Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies #200
  • Necessity by Jo Walton
  • Nightshades by Melissa F. Olson
  • City of Wolves by Willow Palecek
  • Monstress, Volume 1 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda
  • Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  • Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  • Saga, Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  • Saga, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  • Saga, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  • Saga, Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
  • A Blade of Black Steel by Alex Marshall
  • Poison or Protect by Gail Carriger
  • An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows
  • Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
  • United States of Japan by Peter Tieryas
  • Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Cold-Forged Flame by Marie Brennan
  • The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies #196
  • “Finnegan’s Field” by Angela Slatter
  • “Lullaby for a Lost World” by Aliette de Bodard
  • Everfair by Nisi Shawl
  • The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
  • The Warren by Brian Evenson
  • “The City Born Great” by N.K. Jemisin (short story)
  • How to Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ
  • Nightmare Magazine, October 2016, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror! Special Issue
  • Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
  • Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw
  • A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson
  • The Lost Child of Lychford by Paul Cornell
  • Goldenhand by Garth Nix
  • Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places by Colin Dickey
  • The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales edited by Navah Wolfe and Dominik Parisien
  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
  • Romancing the Inventor by Gail Carriger
  • The Convergence of Fairy Tales by Octavia Cade
  • Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny
  • The Burning Light by Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler
  • Prudence by Gail Carriger
  • Imprudence by Gail Carriger
  • Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey
  • Fantasy Magazine, December 2016, People of Colo(u)r Destroy Fantasy! Special Issue
  • Uncanny Magazine #13 Nov/Dec 2016
  • Ghost Girl in the Corner by Daniel José Older
  • Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection, Volume 1
  • The Kraken Sea by E. Catherine Tobler
  • Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling edited by Jaym Gates
  • Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Death’s End by Cixin Liu
  • The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
  • The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
  • Behind the Throne by K.B. Wagers
  • After the Crown by K.B. Wagers

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