Friday, January 13, 2012

My "best of the year" picks: 2012

The list is in order in which I found the stories. Stories were all originally published during 2012.

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. [ss] Gwendolyn Clare's "All the Painted Stars"; download; Clarkesworld, January: An alien fighter pilot is itching for a fight, & gets involved in it. And finds a second purpose in life...
  2. [novelette] Mark Niemann-Ross' "Humnity by Proxy"; Analog, January-February: Several linked stories, illustrating good engineering (of a gadget).
  3. [ss] Mari Ness' "And the Hollow Space Inside";  download text/audio; Clarkesworld, February: Cyborgs with normal body but artificial brain.
  4. [ff] Mark W Moffett's "Picnic with ants"; download; Nature, 16 February: Funny diary of a field worker's observations of an ants colony...
  5. [ss] Jerry Oltion's "You Say You Want a Revolution"; Analog, April: You runined my life. Now wish you the same...


  1. Fiction originally published during 2012.
  2. My "best of the year" 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 picks.
  3. "Best of" lists.
Legend: ss = short story; ff = flash fiction.