It's about fiction first published during 2008. While some of the stories on the list are online, they aren't linked from Locus page.
While the list has been around several days & has been linked from all over sf blogosphere, I was reluctant linking it for 3 reasons:
- A few of those doing the recommending have their own works listed too, seriously undermining the credibility of the list.
- Its short fiction list is HUGE, indicating a "please all" outlook.
- While there are a couple of good ones among the dozen odd I've read from the list (Ted Kosmatka's "Divining Light", & Greg Egan's "Crystal Nights"), rest are either totally crappy or very average.
Related: "best of" lists; my "best of 2008" list (links to more "best of 2008" lists too).