With apologies and thanks to File 770 I have pulled together a list of the short fiction recommendations there that were suggested as remedies for the short fiction that is in packet for this year. The idea is that if you find yourself in despair over SF/F or if you have forgotten what high quality fiction is like, you can read some of these suggestions to restore your faith in the universe.
I pulled this list together when I realized that I am never going to remember what and where all of these suggestions were, so again - apologies and thanks to the commentariat at File 770.
This is the comment that kicked it off ...
Seth Gordon on said:
Amy Griswold’s short story “Little Fox”
also has a morally compromised narrator (she has been raised with a
clone who acted as her personal slave), and the story is so beautiful
that I can’t get it out of my head, which means I guess I’ll be
nominating it for a Hugo next year.