December 1st, 2010

short stories

Best of the Best - the Official 2010 Last Short Story List

The following list was assembled from the gestalt reading tastes and preferences of the 2010 Last Short Story crew: Alisa Krasnostein, Random Alex, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Jonathan Strahan, Sarah Parker and Rachel Holkner.  The stories are presented in alphabetical order.  We heartily recommend these short stories to readers everywhere with an interest in quality science fiction and fantasy.

Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth Recommended Reading List 2010

Peter M Ball, Bleed, Twelfth Planet Press
Peter M Ball, "One Saturday Night, With Angel," Sprawl
Christopher Barzak, "Map of Seventeen," The Beastly Bride and Other Tales of the Animal People
Peter S. Beagle, :La Lune T'Attend," Full Moon City
Holly Black, "The Aarne-Thompson Classification Revue," Full Moon City
Desirina Boskovich, "Love is the Spell that casts out Fear," Way of the Wizard
Sarah Rees Brennan, "The Spy Who Never Grew Up," Kiss Me Deadly
Georgina Bruce, "Ghost of a Horse Under a Chandelier," Strange Horizons
Emma Bull and Elizabeth Bear, "The Unicorn Evils," Shadow Unit
Meg Cabot, "Princess Prettypants," Zombies vs. Unicorns
Pat Cadigan, "The Taste of Night," Is Anybody Out There?
Elizabeth Carroll, "The Duke of Vertumn's Fingerling," Strange Horizons
A.M. Dellamonica, "The Cage,"
Thoraiya Dyer, "Yowie," Sprawl
Sara Genge, "Sins of the Father," Asimovs
Theodora Goss, "Fair Ladies," Apex
Elizabeth Hand, "The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon," Stories
Margo Lanagan, "The Miracle Aquilina," Wings of Fire      
Scott Lynch, "In the Stacks," Swords and Dark Magic
Sandra McDonald, "Beach Blanket Spaceship," Clarkesworld
Sandra McDonald, "Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots," Strange Horizons
Mari Ness, "Twittering the Stars," Shine
Garth Nix, "To Hold the Bridge," Legends of Australian Fantasy
Diana Peterfreund, "Errant," Kiss Me Deadly
Diana Peterfreund, "The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn," Zombies vs. Unicorns
Nick Poniatowski, "How to Make Friends in Seventh Grade," Strange Horizons
Hannu Rajaniemi, "Elegy for a Young Elk," Subterranean Magazine
Cat Rambo, "Clockwork Fairies,"
Robert Reed, "Alone," Godlike Machines
Alastair Reynolds, "Troika," Godlike Machines
Rachel Swirsky, "The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers beneath the Queen's Window," Subterranean Magazine
Catherynne Valente, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at Space/Time," Clarkesworld
Sean Williams, "A Glimpse of the Marvellous Structure (And the Threat it Entails)," Godlike Machines

That's it for 2010, everyone!  Don't forget that in 2011, Last Short Story is moving to our new wordpress site.  There is a LJ feed at lastshortstory2 - thanks to davidlevine for creating it for us. We hope to see you over there.

[EDIT: My apologies, the Reed and Lanagan stories were accidentally left off the list when initially posted.  Fixed now!]