Through the fiery blushing and imposter syndrome, I give you my list of stuff that was published in 2017 …
“The Lost Languages of Exiles,” in Metaphorosis
“Safe As Houses” in Gallery of Curiosities*
“Four Cassandras” in The Cassandra Project
And apparently Dropping Slow could be nominated as a novella, but that seems a bit weird.
*I’m not entirely sure what category this would fall under? But I’m putting it in, anyway.
It feels slightly less uncomfortable to aim you at work from 2017 that I liked a lot and is not by me:
Jason Kimble has three stories eligible for awards, all of which I love for different reasons.
“Clearly Lettered in a Mostly Steady Hand” by Fran Wilde, which is so weird and creepy and cooooool …
Seanan McGuire published and posted a lot of great stuff last year–“From A to Z In the Book of Changes,” via her Patreon, was a great story.
I admit, I’m not entirely through all the stories in The Best of Metaphorosis 2017, but “The Illuminator Leaves” by Molly Etta was lovely.
The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson–this should win awards just for remembering that if blood is An Issue, a female protagonist will have That Issue to deal with once a month.
All Systems Red by Martha Wells–oh my god, I loved this and cannot wait for the next one.
Killing Gravity by Corey J. White–again, I loved this book and cannot wait for the next one.
A Queen from the North by Erin McRae and Racheline Maltese–this is AU British history romance with magic; I dug it.
Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan–disquieting and haunting like all of Kiernan’s work.