Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Best New Stories of 2009

2009 Best New Stories

4.5 out of 5

Free SF Reader

Fire and Sleet - James Enge []
Moon Moon Moon - Kim Newman [Subterranean Online 11]

Not Free SF Reader

The Lost Princess Man - John Barnes [New Space Opera 2]
One Of Our Bastards Is Missing - Paul Cornell [Solaris New SF 3]
Paradiso Lost - Albert E. Cowdrey [FSF 683]
It Takes Two - Nicola Griffith [Eclipse 3]
The Wide Carnivorous Sky - John Langan [By Blood We Live]
Rendezvous At Angels Thirty - Tom Ligon [Analog 939]
Firehorn - Robert Reed [FSF 683]

4 out of 5

Free SF Reader

The Best Monkey - Daniel Abraham [Solaris New SF 3]
Off-Track Betting - Madeleine Ashby [Flurb 7]
This Must Be the Place - Elliott Bangs [Strange Horizons]
Cuckoo - Elizabeth Bear and Emma Bull and Leah Bobet [Shadow Unit]
TVA Baby - Terry Bisson []
Placa del Fuego - Tobias S. Buckell [Clarkesworld 34]
An Education Of Scars - Philip Brewer [Futurismic]
All About the Sponsors - Jeffrey R. DeRego [Escape Pod]
Six Bullets For John Carter - Chad Eagleton [Beat To A Pulp]
Within Your Soul I Sightless See - Eugie Foster [HPL's Mag of Horror 5]
Fortune's Soldiers - Julie Frost [Cosmos]
Fembot - Carlos Hernandez [Daybreak]
High Stakes - Sarah A. Hoyt [Darwin's Evolutions]
Soul Mate - Shelly Li [Cosmos]
Open Your Eyes - Paul Jessup [Apex]
The Ascendant - Ted Kosmatka [Subterranean Online 10]
Rolling Steel - Jay Lake and Shannon Page [Clarkesworld 31]
The Courage Of the Lion Tamer - Anya Martin [Daybreak]
Crimes and Glory - Paul J. McAuley [Subterranean Online 10]
In the Autumn Of Empire - Jerry Oltion [Diamonds In the Sky]
Another End of the Empire - Tim Pratt [Strange Horizons]
Mother Scorpion's House Of Fallen Flowers - Mike Resnick [Subterranean Online 11]
Scales - Alastair Reynolds - []
Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs - Leonard Richardson [Strange Horizons]
The Very Difficult Diwali of Sub-Inspector Gurushankar Rajaram - Jeff Soesbe [DayBreak]
This Was Education - Jeff Somers - []
The Culture Archivist - Jeremiah Tolbert [Federations]
The Nostalgist - Daniel H. Wilson []

Not Free SF Reader

Silent Blade - Ilona Andrews [Samhain]
Magic Mourns - Ilona Andrews [Must Love Hellhounds]
Artifacts - Stephen Baxter [Solaris New SF 3]
Miles To Isengard - Leah Bobet [Interzone 220]
The Qualia Engine - Damien Broderick [Asimov's 403]
A Lovely Little Christmas Fire - Jeff Carlson [Asimov's 407]
Gunfight On Farside - Adam-Troy Castro [Analog 938]
Hot Rock - Greg Egan [Oceanic]
Hell Of A Fix - Matthew Hughes [FSF 686]
Morality - Stephen King [Esquire]
Act One - Nancy Kress [Asimov's 398]
To Raise A Mutiny Betwixt Yourselfs - Jay Lake [New Space Opera 2]
From the Heart - John Meaney [New Space Opera 2]
A Clown Escapes From Circus Town - Will McIntosh [Interzone 221]
The Art Of the Dragon - Sean McMullen [FSF 684]
Mother Of Champions - Sean McMullen [Interzone 222]
The Spiral Briar - Sean McMullen [FSF 682]
Another Life - Charles Oberndorf [FSF 685]
Memory Dust - Gareth L. Powell [Interzone 220]
The Fixation - Alastair Reynolds [Solaris New SF 3]
Sinbad the Sand Sailor - R. Garcia y Robertson [Asimov's 402]
Wife-stealing Time - R. Garcia y Robertson [Asimov's 405]
Defect - Kristine Kathryn Rusch [New Space Opera 2]
Lion Walk - Mary Rosenblum [Asimov's 396]
The Price Of Silence - Deborah J. Ross [FSF 682]
Sublimation Angels - Jason Sanford [Interzone 224]
Dog-Eared Paperback Of My Life - Lucius Shepard [Other Earths]
Halloween Town - Lucius Shepard [FSF 685]
The Highway Code - Brian Stableford [We Think, Therefore We Are]
Colliding Branes - Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling [Asimov's 397]
Rescue Mission - Jack Skillingstead [Solaris New SF 3]
Palimpset - Charles Stross [Wireless]
Adaptogenia - Wayne Wightman [FSF 683]
The Island - Peter Watts [New Space Opera 2]
Inevitable - Sean Williams [New Space Opera 2]
The Tenth Muse - Tad Williams [New Space Opera 2]
Fearless Space Pirates Of the Outer Rings - Bill Willingham [New Space Opera 2]
This Peaceable Land Or The Unbearable Vision Of Harriet Beecher Stowe - Robert Charles Wilson [Other Earths]