Every year I end up spending a lot of time thinking and writing about the best science fiction and fantasy of the year. I started doing it for fun back in the 1980s and ended up doing it professionally starting back in the 1990s. I suppose it’s somewhere between insider pool and “Hey, read this!â€
Basically, i spend a month talking to people about this. From early December through to early January I pour over year end lists, seasonal gift lists, emails from experts, notes from friends, and so many, many more people and lists emerge. I play a part in the main Locus Recommended Reading List and I help compile the Locus Short Fiction Recommended Reading List, and I compile my own table of contents for my best of the year.
This is work, but itâ€™s also fun. And thereâ€™s always something overlooked. So every day for the next month Iâ€™m going to both you on Facebook and Twitter, and post stuff on my blog too. I want YOUR favorites of 2014. There are only two rules:
- the book or story must have been published for the first time in English in 2014, and
- you must LOVE it.
I want you to copy this and retweet it. I want you to tell friends. Iâ€™m going to try to respond to everyone and to look at new stuff as much as I can. And it will likely change what I recommend and what I think was the best of the year.
You can recommended anything to me, but I especially want:
- your favorite novels of the year
- your favorite short story collections of the year
- your favorite anthologies of the year
- your favorite short story of the year
Please recommended away! The hash tag is #BestSFF2014. Get involved! Tweet! Retweet!