What Have You Done, What Have You Loved? 2017 Edition

The Nebula Awards have officially opened up to nominations from SFWA members, which means it’s time for me to start assembling my annual meta post of reviews, round-ups, recommendations, and eligibility lists. The basic idea is to help folks find things to read, and maybe even nominate for various awards, by collecting links wherein authors post their eligible work for the year, or readers assemble lists of their favorite reads of 2017. This year, I’m going to attempt to be a little more organized, and divide the post into three sections – review resources, eligibility, and favorites/year’s best. As always, I’d love to include your links, so please drop me a note in the comment, or email me at a.c.wise (at) hotmail.com to let me know what you’d like included in the post. I’ll be updating this post fairly often, so be sure to keep checking back for new links.

ETA:Cat Rambo is also rounding up eligibility posts, so keep an eye on her list, and send her your links as well!

Review Resources

These are sites that post reviews throughout the year – short fiction, long fiction, media, fan works, and more. Browse around, and maybe you’ll discover something new to love. Not all works¬†reviewed are necessarily published in 2017, so be sure to check before you nominate.

Bogi Reads the World – reviews of novels, short fiction, and poetry from Bogi Tak√°cs.
Earl Grey Editing Services – reviews of novels and novellas, along with essays and links posts.
Great Things I’ve Been Reading – a series of review and recommendation posts for short fiction and non-fiction from John Wiswell.
In Short – occasional short fiction reviews from Natalie Luhrs.
It’s a Jumble – novel and short fiction reviews from Vanessa Fogg.
Forestofglory – ongoing short fiction reviews.
Lady Business – novel and short fiction reviews, fan work and media recommendations, and other sff-relevant essays.
Locus Online – reviews of novels, short fiction, movies, and other sff-relevant essays.
Looking for a Rabbit Hole – weekly short fiction reviews from Jeff Xilon.
Monthly Short Fiction Round Up – monthly short fiction reviews and recommendations from Maria Haskins.
Nerds of a Feather – reviews of short and long fiction, games, movies, and other sff-relevant essays and discussions.
Quick Sip Reviews – short fiction reviews, posted almost daily from Charles Payseur.
SF Bluestocking – reviews of novels, novellas, media, and more.
SFF180 Reviews – reviews of novels and novellas.
SFF Reviews – short fiction reviews from various contributors.
SFRevu – novel and short fiction reviews.
Short Story Squee and Snark – a place for short story discussions by members of the SFF community.
Words for Thought – monthly short fiction reviews by me.

Eligibility Posts

These are posts where authors and editors round up the work they’ve published throughout the year and note its eligibility. (Authors, please, please do this. It’s extremely helpful to folks nominating, especially in determining which category certain works belong in, say, or whether an author is Campbell-eligible. It’s not pushy or bragging, it’s informative, and we loves it. Thank you!)

Acks, Alex – listing award eligible short fiction, novelettes, a novel, and fan writing.
Allen, B. Morris – listing award eligible short stories, a novelette, and a novel.
Anderson, G.V. – noting one award-eligible story, and the final year of Campbell eligibility.
Annorlunda Enterprises – listing the award eligible novella and novelette they published this year.
Bigelow, Susan Jane – published two eligible short stories this year, which can be found here and here.
Broaddus, Maurice – listing award eligible short stories, a novelette, a collection, non-fiction, and editorial work.
Brothers, Laurence Raphael – listing award eligible short fiction for 2017.
Buchanan, A.C. – published three short stories this year, which can be found here, here, and here. They are also eligible for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for New Zealand SF/F.
Campbell, Rebecca - listing award eligible short stories, and noting eligibility for the Aurora award as a Canadian author.
Carpenter, A.G. – published three novellas and a novellete, which can be found here, here, here, and here.
Castroianni, Eleanna – listing award eligible short fiction, and noting the first year of Campbell eligibility.
Cataneo, Emily – listing award eligible short fiction and a short story collection.
Chng, Joyce – listing award eligible novellas, poems, and stories.
Cipri, Nino – listing award-eligible short fiction for 2017, and recommending work by others.
Corbin, Andrea M. – listing award eligible short stories for 2017.
Daley, Raymond Peter – listing award eligible short fiction.
Dandenell, Karl - listing an award eligible short story.
Dawson, J.R. – listing an award eligible short story and noting Campbell eligibility.
Dollarhyde, Kate – listing award eligible short stories for 2017.
Donohue, Jennifer – listing award eligible short fiction for 2017.
Duncan, Robin – lists award-eligible short fiction, and notes the first year of Campbell eligibility.
Edelman, Scott – listing award eligible short stories and novelettes.
Elison, Meg – listing an award eligible novel and several short stories, and noting Campbell eligibility.
Garcia, R.S.A – listing an award eligible short story.
Habershaw, Auston – published an award eligible novelette in 2017.
Hardwick, C. Stuart – published an eligible novelette.
Haskins, Maria - listing award eligible short fiction.
Gray, Lora J. – listing eligible short fiction and poetry.
Greenblatt, A.T. – listing award-eligible short stories.
Heartfield, Kate – listing award eligible short fiction and non-fiction.
Hines, Jim C. – listing award eligible short fiction and essays (in the form of a poem, no less!)
Jarboe, Julian K. – published short stories, and is in the first year of Campbell eligibility.
Jessup, Paul – has one eligible short story this year, available in Interzone 272.
Johnson, L.S. – listing award eligible short stories, novelettes, and a novella.
Kinney, Benjamin C. – has two eligible short stories this year, and is in the second year of Campbell eligibility.
Laben, Carrie – published award eligible short stories in 2017.
Lechler, Kate – published two eligible short stories, which can be found here and here, and a poem.
Leitch, Stina – listing an award eligible novel.
Lemberg, Rose – points toward an award eligible novella.
Matheson, Michael – listing the author’s award eligible short fiction, and the award eligible short fiction published by Anathema Magazine, which they edit.
Miller, Sam J. – listing an award eligible novel, novelette, and short stories, along with some favorite short fiction reads of 2017.
Mitchell, Lia Swope – published an award eligible short story in 2017.
Mohamed, Premee – listing award eligible short stories for 2017.
Moher, Aidan – listing short fiction, a novelette, non-fiction, and noting the second year of Campbell eligibility, along with recommendations of work by others.
Mondal, Mimi – published one eligible short story in 2017, which can be found here.
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia – lists an award eligible novel, novella, and a short story.
Morrison, Diane – published several novelettes and short stories in 2017.
Mulder, Allison – listing award eligible short stories for 2017.
Mythic Delirium – listing the award eligible short stories and poetry published by the magazine in 2017.
Nevins, Jess – listing award eligible short stories.
North, Bennett – listing an award eligible short story and noting the second year of Campbell eligibility.
Novakova, Julie – listing short stories, a novelette, and translation work.
O’Brien, Brandon – listing award eligible poetry, fiction, noting Campbell eligibility, and recommending other work worth your time.
O’Meara, Shauna – had two eligible short stories, which can be found here and here.
Ogden, Aimee – listing award eligible short fiction, and noting the second year of Campbell eligibility.
Patt, Julia K. – published short stories and a novelette this year, and I believe is in the first year of Campbell eligibility.
Petrie, Simon – listing an award eligible novella, novelette, and short story, and noting eligibility for the Ditmar and Sir Julius Vogel Awards.
Pinsker, Sarah - listing award eligible short stories, a novelette, and a novella.
Payseur, Charles – listing award eligible short fiction, poetry, and fan writing.
Prasad, Vina Jie-Min – published short stories, a novelette, and is in the first year of Campbell eligibility.
Reisman, Jessica – points to an eligible novel, Substrate Phantoms, and an eligible novelette, Bourbon, Sugar, Grace.
Rodriguez, Karlo Yeager – lists award eligible short fiction.
Royce, Eden – listing award eligible short fiction, and noting work by others for consideration.
Saab, Sara – listing award eligible short fiction and a novelette.
Satifka, Erica L. – listing award eligible short stories and a novelette.
Seiberg, Effie – listing award eligible short stories.
Stufflebeam, Bonnie Jo – listing award eligible fiction and graphic work.
Sylver, RoAnna – listing sward eligible short fiction, poetry, a novelette, and two novels.
Thompson, Tade – has an award eligible novella this year, The Murders of Molly Southbourne.
Tobler, E. Catherine – listing award eligible short stories, a novella, and a novel.
Tor.com’s Novels and Novellas, and Short Fiction
Triantafyllou, Eugenia – noting two award eligible short stories, and the first year of Campbell eligibility.
Uncanny Magazine – listing the award eligible novella, novelettes, and short fiction published in 2017, along with their eligibility as Best Semiprozine, among other categories.
Vourvoulias, Sabrina – listing an award eligible short story and recommending work by others.
Ward, Marlee Jane – listing award eligible short fiction and a novella.
Wiggins, Troy L. – lists award eligible short fiction, and highlights a few eligible stories from Fiyah Magazine.
Wilde, Fran – published short stories, a novel, non-fiction, and recommends a whole lot of great things by other people for your reading pleasure.
Yuschik, Alex
– listing an award eligible short story, and noting the first year of Campbell eligibility.

Recommendations, Favorites, and Best of the Year Posts

Lists and posts where writers, readers, and reviewers opine about their favorite works of 2017.


49th Shelf Best Books of 2017

2017 Spec Fic by Black Authors – a round up of fiction by black authors, including novels, short fiction, magazines, and anthologies with links and recommendations.
Amazon’s Best SF and Fantasy of 2017
Audible Best Books of 2017
Barnes & Noble Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2017
Book Smugglers – posting recommendations for novels, short fiction, media, and more throughout December.
Buzzfeed Best Fiction Book of 2017
Ditmar Eligibility List – a crowd-sourced list of works eligible for the 2018 Ditmar Awards.
Elle Best Books of 2017 So Far
Guardian Best Books of 2017
Maria Haskin’s 2017 Suggested Reading List
Hugo Nominees 2018 Wikia – a crowd-sourced list of works eligible for the 2018 Hugo Awards, broken down by category.
Hugo Awards 2017-2018 – a crowd-sourced list of works eligible for the Hugo Awards, broken down by category, with links.
Kirkus Reviews Best SF/F of 2017
LA Times Best Books of 2017
Largehearted Boy Favorite Non-Fiction of 2017 and a List of Lists gathering best of 2017 posts from elsewhere (updated daily).
Newsday Best Books of 2017
NPR Best Books of 2017
NY Times Best Books of 2017
O Magazine Best Books of 2017
Paste Magazine Best YA Books of 2017 and Best Comic Books of 2017.
Publishers Weekly Best SF/Fantasy/Horror of 2017
Quick Sip Reviews Recommended Reading List 2017
SFWA Recommended Reading List
The Quill to Live Best Books of 2017
Tor.com Reviewer’s Choice Best Books of 2017
Washington Post Best Books of 2017
Waterstone’s Book of the Year 2017 Shortlist
Ziv W.’s Favorite Stories from F&FS 2017

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19 Responses to What Have You Done, What Have You Loved? 2017 Edition

  1. Thank you so much for the mention. ????

  2. Thank you, as always, for hosting these round-ups! :D

    Here’s a thread I’ve written up for my favorite stories from F&SF magazine in 2017 : https://storify.com/QuiteVague/favorite-stories-from-f-sf-magazine-2017

    And I’d also recommend this post by Vasha, listing 2017 speculative fiction by black authors: http://vasha.booklikes.com/post/1604110/2017-spec-fic-by-black-authors

  3. I hadn’t even thought about how sites like SFFReviews.com can contribute to people’s making nomination lists. We’ve now gone through and added year-published tags for all the reviews we’ve done so far, and will add them to all the scheduled reviews over the next few days, so that people can, e.g., just get the 2017 stories. Thanks for the (even if inadvertent) suggestion!

  4. I can see I have lots of reading still to do.

    Another resource that might be useful is the Ditmar eligibility wiki. The Ditmars are the Australian equivalent to the Hugos and so anything on there will also be eligible for the Hugos. It still has some updating to go. http://wiki.sf.org.au/2018_Ditmar_eligibility_list

    And in shameless self-promotion, I also run a review blog. Mostly novels and novellas. http://earlgreyediting.com.au/blog/

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  6. Hi! I only have one story this year so far, but if you want to add my link, I did a post here: https://wordpress.com/post/rsagarcia.com/2143

    Thanks so much for doing this and for postings lists that included me!

  7. Hello!
    Here’s a link to my awards eligibility post:
    https://allisonmulder.wordpress.com/2017/12/

    If you could include it in the list, that would be great. Thanks!

  8. Hi! Thank you so much for collecting these. I recently put up my awards eligibility post: http://www.amcorbin.com/2017/12/2017-in-short-stories/

  9. Hi! That’s an impressively detailed list. Here’s my own eligibility post:
    https://simonpetrie.wordpress.com/2017/12/09/eligible-fiction-of-2017-by-me/

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