Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Short Fiction Read: July - September 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007
My original plan was to log all short stories I have read, not counting those collected in book form, and earlier this year I listed all the stories I read from January through June. I intended to do another six month stretch and then next year break them out in quarters. But the list is getting unwieldy.

So, here are the stories I’ve read from June through September. I was originally going to link, but linking that many stories would be overly cumbersome. I think what I'm going to do in the future is list them like the novels: Monthly. I can handle monthly.


The best of the bunch are as follows:
A Letter Never Sent - Rachel Swirsky
Dead Man's Holiday - Nicholas Seeley
The Way He Does It - Jeffrey Ford
Questions for a Soldier – John Scalzi
The Bound Man – Mary Robinette Kowal


The Full Listing
73. Galatea - Vylar Kaftan (Heliotrope #2)
74. They Play in the Place of My Dreaming - Gerard Hoarner (Heliotrope #2)
75. Unrequited Love - Gene Wolfe (Subterranean: Summer 2007)
76. A Letter Never Sent - Rachel Swirsky (Konundrum)
77. I'll Gnaw Your Bones, the Manticore Said - Cat Rambo (Clarkesworld: July 2007)
78. Honey Mouth - Samantha Henderson (Heliotrope #1)
79. On the Air - Edward Morris (Heliotrope #1)
80. American Gothic - Michael Colangelo (Heliotrope #1)
81. Brazos - Jerome Steuart (Strange Horizons: July 2, 2007)
82. Transtexting Pose - Daniel Speegle (Clarkesworld: July 2007)
83. Dead Man's Holiday - Nicholas Seeley (Strange Horizons: October 30, 2006)
84. Scenes from a Dystopia - Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean #4)
85. Snowball's Chance - Charles Stross (Subterranean: Summer 2007)
86. The Thief With Two Deaths - Chris Wilrich (Fantasy & Science Fiction: June 2000)
87. Carnival Knowledge - Mike Resnick (Subterranean: Summer 2007)
88. Under the Beansidhe's Pillow - Sarah Monette (Lone Star Stories: Issue 22)
89. The Captain is the Last to Leave - Caroline Lockwood Nelson (Strange Horizons: July 9, 2007)
90. Love. &c. -- From 506 JB - Toiya Kristen Finley (Lone Star Stories: Issue 22)
91. The Way He Does It - Jeffrey Ford (Electric Velocipede #10)
92. Wake Up Call - Leslie Brown (Strange Horizons: July 30, 2007)
93. The Taste of Wheat - Ekaterina Sedia (Clarkesworld: August 2007)
94. The Last Reef - Gareth Lyn Powell (Interzone #202)
95. The Ballad of the Sinister Mr. Mouth - Catherynne Valente (Lone Star Stories: Issue 22)
96. The Girl From Another World - Leah Bobet (Strange Horizons: August 13, 2007)
97. The Perfume Eater - R. J. Astruc (Strange Horizons: July 16, 2007)
98. Artifice and Intelligence - Tim Pratt (Strange Horizons: August 6, 2007)
99. Limits - Donna Glee Williams (Strange Horizons: July 23, 2007)
100. Siege of Cranes - Benjamin Rosenbaum (All Star Stories: Twenty Epics)
101. The Third Brain - Charles Coleman Finley and James Allison (Subterranean #4)
102. A Finite Number of Typewriters - Stuart MacBride (Subterranean #4)
103. Horrible Historians - Gillian Polack (Subterranean #4)
104. Hesperia and Glory - Ann Leckie (Subterranean #4)
105. What a Piece of Work - Jo Walton (Subterranean #4)
106. The Last Science Fiction Writer - Alan M Steele (Subterranean #4)
107. Stone Shoes - C.S.E. Cooney (Subterranean: Summer 2007)
108. The Beacon - Darja Malcolm-Clarke (Clarkesworld: August 2007)
109. Make a Joyful Noise - Charles DeLint (Subterranean: Summer 2007)
110. Shoah Sry - Tobias S. Buckell and Ilsa J. Bick (Subterranean #4)
111. Labyrinth's Heart - Bruce Arthurs (Subterranean #4)
112. The NOMAD Gambit - Dean Cochrane (Subterranean #4)
113. The Mayor Will Make a Brief Statement and Then Take Questions – David
Nickle (Chiaroscuro: Issue 33)
114. The Vine that Ate the South – Bill Kte’pi (Chiaroscuro: Issue 33)
115. The Conviction of Praxis – Eugie Foster (Spaceships and Sixguns #3)
116. In Search of Ellen Siriosa – Ron Hogan (Subterranean #4)
117. Tees and Sympathy – Nick Sagan (Subterranean #4)
118. Last – Chris Roberson (Subterranean #4)
119. Refuge – David Klecha (Subterranean #4)
120. The Infinite Heat Death of the Universe – Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean #4)
121. Questions for a Soldier – John Scalzi (Subterranean Press)
122. Ladders - David Sakmyster (Chiaroscuro: Issue 33)
123. Waiting Period – Sunil Sadanand (Chiaroscuro: Issue 33)
124. Horizontal Rain – Mary Robinette Kowal (Apex Online)
125. The Acquaintance – Kealan Patrick Burke (Subterranean: Fall 2007)
126. Tiger, Tiger – Liz Williams (Electric Velocipede 11)
127. Milk and Apples – Catherynne M. Valente (Electric Velocipede 11)
128. Moon Does Run – Edd Vick (Electric Velocipede 11)
129. The Duel – Tobias Buckell (Electric Velocipede 11)
130. How to Get Rid of Your Monster: A Series of Usenet Postings – Scott William Carter (Electric Velocipede 11)
131. Quitting Dreams – Matthew Cheney and Jeffrey Ford (Electric Velocipede 11)
132. A Punctuated Romance – Mary Turzillo (Electric Velocipede 11)
133. Last Bus – Jennifer Pelland (Electric Velocipede 11)
134. Sometimes I Get Lost – Steve Rasnic Tem (Electric Velocipede 11)
135. Nine Billion and Counting – John B. Rosenman (Electric Velocipede 11)
136. Bar Golem – Sonya Taafe (Electric Velocipede 11)
137. The Geode – Marly Youmans (Electric Velocipede 11)
138. Sweetness and Light – Nicole Kimberling (Electric Velocipede 11)
139. Little Ambushes – Joanne Merriam (Strange Horizons: August 20, 2007)
140. All Kinds of Reasons – Katherine Maclaine (Strange Horizons: September 3, 2007)
141. Practicing My Sad Face – Marc Shultz (Strange Horizons: August 27, 2007)
142. In Stone – Helen Keeble (Strange Horizons: September 10, 2007)
143. A Darker Shade of Green – Robby Sparks (Apex Online: September 2007)
144. House of the Rising Sun – Elizabeth Bear (elizabethbear.com)
145. Little Conversations – Caitlin R. Kiernan (Clarkesworld: September 2007)
146. Follow Me Light – Elizabeth Bear (Scifiction: January 2005)
147. Harvey's Dream – Stephen King (The New Yorker: June 30, 2003)
148. Sounding – Elizabeth Bear (Strange Horizons: September 18, 2006)
149. The Four Hundred Thousand – Livia Llewellyn (Subterranean: Fall 2007)
150. The Cold Blacksmith – Elizabeth Bear (Baen's Universe #1: June 2006)
151. What's Expected of Us – Ted Chiang (Nature: July 6, 2005)
152. One Eyes Jack and the Suicide King – Elizabeth Bear (Lenox Avenue: April 2005)
153. All the Wonder in the World – Lavie Tidhar (Apex Online: September 2007)
154. The Company of Four – Elizabeth Bear (elizabethbear.com)
155. Lost Soul – M P Ericson (Clarkesworld: September 2007)
156. How the Little Rabbi Grew – Eliot Fintushel (Strange Horizons: Sept 17, 2007)
157. The Jerusalem Theatre – Lavie Tidhar (Apex Online: September 2007)
158. The Bound Man – Mary Robinette Kowal (Twenty Epics)

So, January through September I have read 158 short stories, not counting those collected in anthologies and single author collections where I have read the entire anthology.

Not bad.

Next month we'll have better tracking. When I started reading short fiction this year I didn't think I'd read this much.

4 comments:

Aaron M. Wilson said...

Wow...I feel less than amazing. But anyway, I was looking for a way to contact you. I don't see your email address listed any where. I would love to send you a copy of "Rock, Paper, Scissors." A small lit journal made by Hamline Grad Students. It also contains a story of mine. If your interested drop me a line.

Love your blog!

Tinkoo said...

Hmmm big list. Putting a few words comment with each story (about the plot) can probably help others choose according to their tastes.

Joe Sherry said...

Yeah, that would be a bit more feasible when I start doing monthly short fiction roundups.

Robby Sparks said...

Thanks for reading my story, "A Darker Shade of Green". I hope you enjoyed.

 
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