I didn’t make it through my entire Summer Reading List, though I did better than I thought I would and even ended up reading a few things (albeit mostly comics) that weren’t on there. There’s not as much coming out over the next few months that I’m excited about, but I figure that just means more time to read some of what I missed this summer. Here’s what I have on my list:
I always read all of these when they come out, and I cannot recommend them enough. I love that they’re such a variety of stories, which helps me to read outside my normal genres and preferences pretty regularly (it’s good to try new things!), and the $2.99 price tag means I can buy one almost every week without breaking the bank. The only one slated to come out this fall that I may skip is Andy Remic’s The Iron Beast. I’ve read the first two books in that series and haven’t enjoyed either of them, so I think I could spend my time better elsewhere.
- Cold-Forged Flame by Marie Brennan – September 13
- The Warren by Brian Evenson – September 20
- Impersonations by Walter Jon Williams – October 4
- Hammers on Bone by Cassandra Khaw – October 11
- Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny – October 18
- A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson – October 25
- The Lost Child of Lychford by Paul Cornell – November 1
- The Burning Light by Bradley P. Beaulieu and Rob Ziegler – November 1
- The Iron Beast by Andy Remic – November 8, if you’re interested.
I backed the Kickstarter earlier this year for Lightspeed‘s POC Destroy SF project, and POC Destroy Horror and POC Destroy Fantasy will be coming out in October and December, respectively. I also backed Uncanny Magazine‘s Year Three, and I’m looking forward to that in addition to a couple of issues I haven’t gotten around to yet from Year Two. I also bought a subscription to Fantasy & Science Fiction because it’s been on sale for $5, so I will surely be reading some issues of that as well.
Must-Read (Fiction) Books
- Everfair by Nisi Shawl (already finished, actually)
- The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin (halfway through)
- Death’s End by Cixin Liu
- Cloudbound by Fran Wilde
- Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
- A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
- Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu
- Goldenhand by Garth Nix
- Infomocracy by Malka Older
Nice-to-Read-If-I-Have-Time (Fiction) Books
- Borderline by Mishell Baker
- Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
- Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
- Black Wolves by Kate Elliot
- Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older
- Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José Older
- Prudence by Gail Carriger
- Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
- Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn
Nonfiction That I Have No Idea How I’m Going to Fit in But That I Really Want to Read Before the End of the Year
- How to Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ
- Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction by André M. Carrington
- Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction edited by Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson
- My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
- Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein
What are you reading this fall? Is there anything I’ve missed that I simply must check out?
2 thoughts on “The SF Bluestocking Fall Reading List”
Great list. You spelled Cassandra Khaw’s name wrong, though: C, not K for her first name.
On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 2:01 PM, SF Bluestocking wrote:
> SF Bluestocking posted: “I didn’t make it through my entire Summer Reading > List, though I did better than I thought I would and even ended up reading > a few things (albeit mostly comics) that weren’t on there. There’s not as > much coming out over the next few months that I’m excite” >
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Whoops! Thanks for the correction. The sad thing is, I was literally looking at the book cover while typing it, and I STILL misspelled it.