ICYMI – Stories I’ve Read (and you may like too)

Tracking the novels and stories I’ve read since 2016. Maybe you’ll find something you missed and be glad you found it…

Last Updated: February 2, 2018

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Baker, Mishell

Butler, Octavia

Hiller, Andrew

Jemisin, N.K.

Liu, Ken

Ngozi Adichie, Chimamanda

  • Half of a Yellow Sun (2006)

Wendig, Chuck


Lemberg, Rose (ed)


de Bodard, Aliette

Liu, Ken


Avery, Sarah

  • “The Imlen Brat” (2016)

Chwedyk, Richard

  • “The Man Who Put the Bomp” (Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2017)

Okorafor, Nnedi

Pinsker, Sarah

Prasad, Vina Jie-Min

Shu, Bao


Abercrombie, Joe

Baker, Mishell

Cowdrey, Albert E.

  • “The Avenger” (FSF, March 2017)

Gilman, Carolyn Ives

Grossbach, Robert
  • “Driverless” (Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2017)

Hurley, Kameron

  • The Plague Givers” (Patreon Collection 1, 2016; Originally published in Uncanny, Issue 10, May/June 2016 — link is to Uncanny version)

Kloster, Gary

  • Interchange” (Clarkesworld, Issue 124, January 2017)

Larson, Rich

Lewis, L.D.

  • “Chesirah” (Fiyah, Issue 1, Winter 2017)

Lindholm, Megan

  • Old Paint” (Reprint, Clarkesworld, January 2016)

Patterson, Irette Y.

  • “Survival Lies” (Fiyah, Issue 5, Winter 2018)

Qiufan, Chen

  • Balin” (Translated by Ken Liu, Clarkesworld, April 2016)

Silverberg, Robert

Swirsky, Rachel

Szpara, K. M.

Tidhar, Lavie

Wolven, Nick


  • “Cracks” (Fiyah, Issue 3, Summer 2017)

Short Fiction

Anderson, K.G.

  • Rowboat” (Metamorphosis, February 2016)

Arnason, Eleanor

  • “Daisy” (Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2017)

Ash, Patricia

Baker, Mishell

  • “God Doesn’t Make Mistakes” (Arcadia Project Bulletin, July 15, 2016)
  • Throwing Stones” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, July 2010)

Ball, Peter M.

Barnett, Barbara A.

Bear, Elizabeth

  • Dolly” (Apex, March 2016)

Belilovsky, Anatoly

Bharathan, Deepak

Bolander, Bo

Brissett, Jennifer Marie

  • “The Breeze in the Boughs” (Fiyah, Issue 3, Summer 2017)

Broaddus, Maurice

  • “Vade Retro Satana” (Fiyah, Issue 2, Spring 2017)

Cade, Octavia

Caldwell, Christopher

  • “The Beekeeper’s Garden” (Fiyah, Issue 2, Spring 2017)

Campeche, Araisbo

  • First Blink” (Daily Science Fiction, January 3, 2017)

Cervantes, Angus

Chan, Stephanie

Chu, John

Clark, C. L.

  • “Sisyphus” (Fiyah, Issue 4, Fall 2017)

Conley, Zack

  • “A Bottle of the Good Stuff” (Daily Science Fiction, January 3, 2017)

de Bodard, Aliette

De Winter, Gunnar

  • Mirror Mirror” (Daily Science Fiction, February 22, 2017)

Dellamonica, A.M.

Desir, Monique L.

  • “Bondye Bon” (Fiyah, Issue 5, Winter 2018)

Dunlap, Wendy

  • “Revival” (Fiyah, Issue 1, Winter 2017)

Ebert, Charles

Edwards, Malon

  • “Long Time Lurker, First Time Bomber” (Fiyah, Issue 1, Winter 2017)

El-Mohtar, Amal

  • Pockets” (Uncanny Magazine, January 2015)

Fay, Shannon

  • “Goes Both Ways” (Daily Science Fiction, January 10, 2017)

Fischer, Steven

Friedman, Arielle

Gage, Joshua

Galloway, V.H.

  • “Sisi Je Kuisha (We Have Ended)” (Fiyah, Issue 1, Winter 2017)

Gomez, Rodney

Gordon, Melody

  • “Excavate”  (Fiyah, Issue 4, Fall 2017)

Goslee, Sarah

Harold, Elliotte Rusty

Harrington, Emmalia

  • “Barbara in the Frame” (Fiyah, Issue 4, Fall 2017)

Hazra, Arundhati

  • “The Toymaker’s Daughter” (Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2017)

Heermann, Travis

Hellisen, Cat

  • “A Green Silk Dress and a Wedding-Death” (Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2017)

Heuer, Christopher Jon

  • The Visit” (Daily Science Fiction, March 28, 2016)

Hughes, Matthew

  • “Ten Half-Pennies” (Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2017)

Hurley, Kameron

  • “The Heart is Eaten Last” (Patreon, February 2016)

Iriarte, Jose Pablo

Juettner, Carie

  • “Reap” (Daily Science Fiction, January 2, 2017)

Khaw, Cassandra

  • Breathe” (Clarkesworld, May 2016)

Kinney, Benjamin C.

Kozma, Andrew

Kritzer, Naomi

Lackey, Jamie

Lake, Jay and Ruth Nesvold

  • Harlekin” (Daily Science Fiction, March 2, 2016)

Lambert, Brent

  • Blood Song” (Anathema, Issue 1, April 2017)
  • “Police Magic” (Fiyah, Issue 1, Winter 2017)

Ledbetter, William

Lege, Tolle

Lore, Danny

  • “The Last Exorcist” (Fiyah, Issue 3, Summer 2017)

Lu, S. Qiouyi

Lynwander, Amy

  • “Making the Connection” (Allegory, May 2017)

Martine, Arkady

McAuley, Paul

  • The Fixer” (Clarkesworld, February 2016)

McHugh, Bob

  • We’ve Lied” (Daily Science Fiction, March 24, 2016)

Miller, Sam J.

Moore, L. H.

  • “With These Hands” (Fiyah, Issue 5, January 2018)

Moraine, Sunny

Morris, Stephanie Malia

  • “Forty Acres and a Mule” (Fiyah, Issue 4, Fall 2017)

Muenzler, Michelle

Muhammad-Ali, Khaalidah

  • “Talking to Cancer” (Fiyah, Issue 2, Spring 2017)

Myers, Barbara L. W.

  • “We Laugh in its Face” (Fiyah, Issue 2, April 2017)

Ness, Mari

  • The Lion” (Daily Science Fiction, March 6, 2017)

Nesvold, Ruth and Jay Lake

Nichols, Russell

  • “The Hard Shell” (Fiyah, Issue 2, April 2017)

Ogden, Aimee

Olofintuade, Ayodele

Park, J. B.

  • Real Ghosts” (Clarkesworld, Issue, 126, March 2017)

Patel, Sunil

Patterson, Jez

Pearce, Josh

Pendergast, J.D.

Pi, Tony

Powers, Beth

Prell, Lettie

Rambo, Cat

Reed, Robert

Reinehold, James

Robins, Lane

Ronald, Fraser

Ronald, Margaret

Ross, Arnica

  • “Riley and Robot”  (Fiyah, Issue 4, Fall 2017)

Roy, Lauren M.

Royce, Eden

  • “Graverobbing Negress Seeks Employment” (Fiyah, Issue 2, Spring 2017)

Rustad, A. Merc

Sallis, James
  • “Ms. Cruz” (Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2017)

Sanders, DaVaun

  • “The Shade Caller” (Fiyah, Issue 1, Winter 2017)

Sanford, Jason

Satifka, Erica

Schaefer, Peter A.

Shawl, Nisi

  • Cruel Sister” (Reprint, Nightmare Magazine, September 22, 2016)

Sidari, Joseph

Sjunneson-Henry, Elsa

Spires, D. A. Xuaolin

Sriduangkaew, Benjanum

Talabi, Wole

  • “Home is Where my Mother’s Heart is Buried” (Fiyah, Issue 2, Spring 2017)

Thakrar, Shveta

Theodoridou, Natalia

Thompson, Sydnee

  • “Toward the Sun” (Fiyah, Issue 3, Summer 2017)

Tobler, E. Catherine

Trent, Brian

  • “A Thousand Deaths Through Flesh and Stone” (Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2017)

Walker, Susan

  • Retrieval” (Clarkesworld, Issue 134, November 2017)

Wesley, E. E.

Wong, Alyssa

Young, Nicola

  • Empath” (Daily Science Fiction, January 19, 2017)


Berman, Ruth
  • “Spacemail Only” (Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 2017)

Pekar, Amanda

Trotta, Ali


If you hadn’t noticed, I list the stories under each author is descending order by date of publication.

Also, I try to call out reprints and translations (with translator’s name).

Here’s the breakdowns as I define them here and now:

  • Novel: 40,000+ words
  • Novellas: 17,500 – 39,999 words
  • Novelette: 7,500 – 17,499 words
  • Short Story: 1,500 – 7,499 words
  • Flash Fiction: 1 – 1,499 words

Why start with “1”? ‘Cause a story in zero words is art, not literature.

(Disclosure: Since I’m not always on top of stories the instant they are published, you’ll notice some of these pieces aren’t current year, and thus likely not eligible for most awards at the end of the day…year.)