2017 Reading List

Winter (January/February/March)

Winter Reading List | Winter Wrap-Up

  • Uncanny Magazine,  Issue 14, Jan/Feb 2017
  • Fiyah Issue One: Rebirth
  • The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
  • Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire
  • Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
  • Windwitch by Susan Dennard
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do by Sarah Knight
  • The Fortress at the End of Time by Joe M. McDermott
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies #217
  • Passing Strange by Ellen Klages
  • Dreadnought by April Daniels
  • Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Ladycastle #1 by Delilah Dawson and Ashley A. Woods
  • Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer
  • Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty
  • The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley
  • Idle Ingredients by Matt Wallace
  • Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly
  • Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey
  • Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer
  • “The Little Homo Sapiens Scientist” by S.L. Huang
  • Cold Counsel by Chris Sharp
  • Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Final Girls by Mira Grant
  • Hunger Makes the Wolf by Alex Wells
  • Borderline by Mishell Baker
  • Standard Hollywood Depravity by Adam Christopher
  • The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories edited by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin
  • Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman
  • The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
  • Uncanny Magazine, Issue 15, Mar/Apr 2017
  • Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker
  • Chalk by Paul Cornell
  • Ladycastle #2 by Delilah Dawson and Ashley A. Woods

Spring (April/May/June)

Spring Reading List | Spring Wrap-Up

  • She-Wolf and Cub by Lilith Saintcrow
  • Fiyah Issue 2: Sipping Tea
  • Fantasy’s Othering Fetish by Phenderson Djeli Clark
  • Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages
  • Cosmic Powers: The Saga Anthology of Far-Away Galaxies edited by John Joseph Adams
  • Ladycastle #3 by Delilah Dawson and Ashley A. Woods
  • Keeper of the Dawn by Dianna Gunn
  • Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus
  • Uncanny Magazine, Issue 16, May/June 2017
  • Angel Catbird, Volume 2: To Castle Catula by Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain
  • Saga, Volume 7 by Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan
  • All Systems Red by Martha Wells
  • Killing Gravity by Corey J. White
  • Reenu-You by Michele Tracy Berger
  • The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
  • Greedy Pigs by Matt Wallace
  • River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
  • This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
  • Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, #1 by Victor LaValle and Dietrich Smith
  • So You Want to Be a Robot and Other Stories by A. Merc Rustad
  • The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
  • Ladycastle #4 by Delilah Dawson and Ashley A. Woods
  • Lightning in the Blood by Marie Brennan
  • The Waking Land by Callie Bates
  • The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett (DNF)
  • Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  • “Beauty, Glory, Thrift” by Alison Tam
  • The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
  • “The White-Throated Transmigrant” by E. Lily Yu
  • Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee

Summer (July/August/September)

Summer Reading List | Summer Wrap-Up

  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss
  • An Oath of Dogs by Wendy N. Wagner
  • Uncanny Magazine #17, July/Aug 2017
  • FIYAH Literary Magazine, Issue 3, Sundown Towns
  • The Ghost Line by Andrew Neil Gray and J.S. Herbison
  • The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy
  • Bearly a Lady by Cassandra Khaw
  • Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, #2 by Victor LaValle and Dietrich Smith
  • Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, #3 by Victor LaValle and Dietrich Smith
  • Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn
  • Heroine Worship by Sarah Kuhn
  • Angel Catbird, Vol. 3 by Margaret Atwood, Johnny Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain
  • Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
  • Kim & Kim, Vol. 1: This Glamourous, High-Flying Rock Star Life by Magdalene Visaggio, Eva Cabrera, Claudia Aguirre, Zakk Saam and Katy Rex
  • The Five Daughters of the Moon by Leena Likitalo
  • The Sisters of the Crescent Empress by Leena Likitalo
  • Acadie by Dave Hutchinson
  • The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang
  • The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang
  • The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty
  • Temporary Duty Assignment by A.E. Ash
  • Starfire: A Red Peace by Spencer Ellsworth
  • The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford
  • The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies #232
  • Iraq+100 edited by Hassan Blasim
  • Infomocracy by Malka Older
  • Null States by Malka Older
  • Uncanny Magazine #18, Sept/Oct 2017
  • A Song for Quiet by Cassandra Khaw
  • A Taste of Marrow by Sarah Gailey
  • An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard
  • Provenance by Ann Leckie
  • Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Lucas K. Law and Derwin Mak
  • The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente (DNF)
  • Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
  • What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Fall (October/November/December)

Fall Reading List | Fall Wrap-Up

  • The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson
  • Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng
  • A Long Day in Lychford by Paul Cornell
  • Weaver’s Lament by Emma Newman
  • Her Bodies & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
  • The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear
  • The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Six Months, Three Days, Five Others by Charlie Jane Anders
  • Switchback by Melissa F. Olson
  • Barbary Station by R.E. Stearns
  • Gluttony Bay by Matt Wallace
  • Jade City by Fonda Lee
  • Beyond the Empire by K.B. Wagers
  • From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
  • The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
  • Romancing the Werewolf by Gail Carriger
  • Creatures of Will and Temper by Molly Tanzer
  • Mandelbrot the Magnificent by Liz Ziemska
  • A War in Crimson Embers by Alex Marshall
  • Uncanny Magazine #19, Nov/Dec 2017
  • FIYAH Literary Magazine, Issue 4, Roots
  • Starfire: Shadow Sun Seven by Spencer Ellsworth
  • “You and I Shall Be As Radiant” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • Prime Meridian by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  • Winterglass by Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • Girl Reporter by Tansy Rayner Roberts
  • Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, #4 by Victor LaValle and Dietrich Smith
  • Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, #5 by Victor LaValle and Dietrich Smith
  • Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, #6 by Victor LaValle and Dietrich Smith
  • The Fisher of Bones by Sarah Gailey
  • The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer
  • Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames

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