Mar. 1st, 2017

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We're super happy to welcome [personal profile] forestofglory back to Lady Business to discuss her favorite short fiction of 2016! [personal profile] forestofglory is a long time friend of the blog and also one of the organizers behind creating a YA Award for Worldcon. You can vote on the future award name at bit.ly/worldconya . Now onto some recs!


Hi everyone. I'm [personal profile] forestofglory and I'm here to talk about 2016 short fiction. I read a fair amount of SFF short fiction, though not even close to all that is published each year. I mostly read short fiction online, but also read anthologies and collections, and sometime even print magazines (which I get from my local library). 2016 wasn't a great reading year for me. I was battling depression, overwhelmed by U.S. political events, and was the parent of an infant. So I read an even smaller share of the stories published this year than in the past. Still, I wanted to share some of my favorites with everyone.

Like all reviewers I have my own idiosyncrasies. I like domestic tasks and family relationships and I prefer cheerful stories to grim ones. So of course my favorite stories reflect that. This year I read many, many grim stories, but you won't find many of them on this list. Some of them were great stories, but they weren't my favorites.

I've broken these down by Hugo categories for those of you nominating for awards. Read more... )

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