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LSS Recommended Reading List 2009 - Not if You Were the Last Short Story on Earth
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LSS Recommended Reading List 2009
It's that time of year again!

Here, to add to the lists already out there, is our compiled Best-Of at LSS, for 2009:


On the Destruction of Copenhagen by the War Machines of the Merfolk... Peter M Ball (Strange Horizons)
Horn... Peter M Ball (Twelfth Planet Press)
The Rabbi's Holiday... Peter S Beagle (Eclipse 2)
Vanishing... Peter S Beagle (Intergalactic Medicine Show)
Sleight of Hand... Peter S Beagle (Eclipse 3)
Cuckoo... Elizabeth Bear (Shadow Unit)
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown... Holly Black (The Eternal Kiss)
Sugar... Leah Bobet (Shadow Unit)
Undead is Very Hot Right Now... Sarah Rees Brennan (The Eternal Kiss)
River of Heaven... Rachel Manija Brown (Strange Horizons)
Getaway... Emma Bull (Shadow Unit)
Wind-Up Bogeyman... Emma Bull (Shadow Unit)
Truth and Bone... Pat Cadigan (Poe)
Wet Teeth... Cecil Castellucci (The Eternal Kiss)
Baby in the Basket... Cecil Castellucci (Strange Horizons)
Exhalation... Ted Chiang (Eclipse 2)
The Night Cache... Andy Duncan (PS Publishing)
The Widow's Seven Candles... Thoraiya Dyer (New Ceres Nights)
Hot Rock... Greg Egan (Oceanic)
Debutante... Dirk Flinthart (New Ceres Nights)
The Pelican Bar... Karen Joy Fowler (Eclipse 3)
Shoes-to-Run... Sara Genge (Asimovs)
As Women Fight... Sara Genge (Asimovs)
The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm... Daryl Gregory (Eclipse 2)
It Takes Two... Nicola Griffith (Eclipse 3)
Wives... Paul Haines (x6)
Iron Temple... Trent Jamieson (x6)
Spar... Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld #37)
The Sharp Shooter... Sylvia Kelso (New Ceres Nights)
Act One... Nancy Kress (Asimovs)
Elevator... Nancy Kress (Eclipse 2)
Dulce Domum... Ellen Kushner (Eclipse 3)
Ferryman... Margo Lanagan (Firebirds Soaring)
Superhero Girl... Jessica Lee (Fantasy)
The Cinderella Game... Kelly Link (Troll's Eye View)
Bridesicle... Will McIntosh (Asimovs)
Skin Deep... Richard Parks (Eclipse 2)
The Long, Cold Goodbye... Holly Phillips (Asimovs)
Not Like Us... Tansy Rayner Roberts... Shiny #5
Prosperine When It Sizzles... Tansy Rayner Roberts (New Ceres Nights)
Siren Beat... Tansy Rayner Roberts (Twelfth Planet Press)
The Japanese Sword... Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Swordplay)
Eros, Philia, Agape... Rachel Swirsky (tor.com)
We Haven't Got There Yet... Harry Turtledove (tor.com)
Delicate Architecture... Catherynne M Valente (Troll's Eye View)
Advection... Genevieve Valentine (Clarkesworld #35)
The Island... Peter Watts (New Space Opera II)
Something Worth Doing... Elizabeth E Wein (Firebirds Soaring)
The Far End of History... John C Wright (New Space Opera II)
Power and Magic... Marly Youmans (Firebirds Soaring)

Disclosure: Several of the works on this list were written or edited by members of LSS. However, those members did not vote on or contribute to any debate on the inclusion of those works.
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coffeeem From: coffeeem Date: 22nd December 2009 00:50 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for including four Shadow Unit stories in this list--yikes! What great company! Tiny corrections, though: "Cuckoo" was written by Emma Bull, Elizabeth Bear, and Leah Bobet; "Wind-up Boogeyman" was written by Elizabeth Bear.

(And I see a few stories on the list I haven't read yet. Must go find now.)
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