Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Favourite Stories of 2008

I enjoyed a lot of stories this year, so much so that I have a top 16 instead of a top ten. This list is only of stories first published during 2008 - I also read some excellent stories in collections and anthologies. I've listed them in alphabetical order.

An Empty Kind of Love by Adam Colston – Escape Velocity #2
Arches by Gareth L Powell – The Last Reef and Other Stories
Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Alan James Rolls – Murky Depths #6
Automatic Swan, Fusion Heart by James Targett – Hub #68
Best in Class by Jonathan C Gillespie – Murky Depths #6
Butterfly, Falling at Dawn by Aliette De Bodard – Interzone #219
By The River by David Towsey – Jupiter XIX
Endra – From Memory by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro – Interzone #216
The Factory by James Johnson & Leonardo M Giron – Murky Depths #6
Greenland by Chris Beckett – Interzone #218
Jerie by Adam Roberts – Celebration: A Taster
Living With the Dead by Molly Brown – Celebration
Pseudo Tokyo by Jennifer Linneae – Interzone #214
The Scent of Their Arrival by Mercurio D Rivera – Interzone #214
The Ships Like Clouds, Risen by Their Rain by Jason Sanford – Interzone #217
The Thursday Night League by James Hartley – Concept SciFi #1


Anonymous said...

Blimey, a comic story too!

Gareth D Jones said...

Aye, your mission is complete.

Adam Colston said...

Hey, I am on your list--that's cool. That particular story has been nominated for the short fiction award for the BSFA...I am left wondering who nominated it.

Gareth D Jones said...

A good question that will undoubtedly remain a mystery.

Adam Colston said...

That it will...Mystery is good.

Gareth L Powell said...

Nice to see "Arches" on your list. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Jonathan C. Gillespie said...

Thanks for the kind nod, Gareth -- did I mention your tale in MD # 1 was one of my all-time faves? One of these days, we need to do a project together. Take care and happy new year.

Gareth D Jones said...

Thanks Jonathan. That would be great; I've not worked on a collaboration for a while. Maybe after the all-consuming novel is complete!

Anonymous said...

FYI: Interzone's annual readers' poll is now open if you'd like to express your views on the mag and its past year of fiction.