Saturday, April 9, 2011

My "best of the year" picks: 2011

My picks follow, in no particular order. Actually, I normally add new entries at bottom - so the list is generally in order in which I found the stories.

Here is some background information, & how I pick the stories. (Badly needing revision, but this is the only background information I have right now.)

The list.

Links on author or publisher name fetch more matching fiction. Where I have a separate post on the story, link on story title goes there. If I'm aware of an online copy, I include download link too.
  1.  [novelette] Robert Silverberg's "The Tomb of the Pontifex Dvorn"; download; Subterranean Online, Winter 2011: Bringing history to life.
  2. [ss] Dominica Phetteplace's "The Cult of Whale Worship"; download; Asimov's, October/November 2011: Engineering a bug to help conserves whales...
  3. [ss] Margaret Atwood's "Stone Mattress"; download; The New Yorker, 19 December 2011; non-genre: A woman raped as a teenager gets her revenge.


  1. Fiction originally published during 2011.
  2. My "best of the year" 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 picks.
  3. "Best of" lists.
Legend: ss = short story; ff = flash fiction.