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 Takács.
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.
Anathema Magazine – published award eligible short stories, novelettes, non-fiction, and original artwork in 2017.
Annorlunda Enterprises – listing the award eligible novella and novelette they published this year.
Aurora Awards Eligibility List – listing Aurora-eligible work by Canadian authors in various categories. (Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association members can make updates to the list.)
Apex Magazine – listing award eligible short fiction and novelettes published in 2017.
Argall, Liz – is eligible in the Best Fan Artist category.
Barber, Jess – published short stories and novelettes (including one co-written with Sara Saab) in 2017.
Barron, Natania – listing award eligible novellas and short fiction for 2017.
Beneath Ceaseless Skies – published a year’s worth of eligible fiction including short stories, novelettes, and a novella.
Bigelow, Susan Jane – published two eligible short stories this year, which can be found here and here.
Book Smugglers – listing the eligible short fiction, novelettes, novellas, and non-fiction published in 2017.
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.
Buhlert, Cora – listing award eligible short fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.
Cahill, Martin – published two award eligible short stories this year.
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.
Castellucci, Cecil is the author of Shade, The Changing Girl. (Note, link goes to first title in the series, which is published in 2016, but other issues were published in 2017.)
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.
Cato, Beth – listing an award eligible short story, novel, and a collection.
Chan, L. – listing several eligible short stories for 2017.
Cast of Wonders – listing the award eligible original fiction podcast during the year.
Chng, Joyce – listing award eligible novellas, poems, and stories.
Cipri, Nino – listing award-eligible short fiction for 2017, and recommending work by others.
Clarkesworld – listing a year’s worth of eligible short stories and novelettes, as well as highlighting eligible artists and Campbell-eligible authors.
Corbin, Andrea M. – listing award eligible short stories for 2017.
de Bodard, Aliette – listing award eligible work, and recommending work by others.
DePass, Tanya – is eligible in the best fan writer and best fan cast categories.
Daley, Raymond Peter – listing award eligible short fiction.
Dandenell, Karl - listing an award eligible short story.
Das, Indrapramit – published short stories, novelettes, and non-fiction in 2017.
Datlow, Ellen – lists the anthologies, short stories, novelettes, and novellas she worked on as an editor in 2017.
Dawson, J.R. – listing an award eligible short story and noting Campbell eligibility.
Diabolical Plots – listing the award eligible short stories the magazine published throughout the year, and noting eligibility in other categories as well.
Divya, S.B. – listing award eligible fiction for 2017.
Dollarhyde, Kate – listing award eligible short stories for 2017.
Donnelly, Lara Elena – listing an award eligible novel, and a novelette (co-written with Sam J. Miller), along with recommending work by others.
Donohue, Jennifer – listing award eligible short fiction for 2017.
Dovey, Matt – listing award eligible short fiction and noting year two of Campbell eligibility.
Duncan, Andy – published an award-eligible short story “Worrity, Worrity”, which can be found in the anthology Mad Hatters and March Hares.
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.
Ellsworth, Spencer – published two eligible novels, a novelette, and a collaborative work.
Escape Pod – listing award eligible original short fiction published in 2017.
Falstaff Books – listing all the 2017 titles released by the press.
Fireside Magazine – listing the award eligible short stories, novelettes, novellas, and novel they published throughout the year, as well as noting non-fiction, editors, and artists who worked on the magazine in 2017.
Fogg, Vanessa – listing an award eligible short story.
Fontaine, Amy – listing an award eligible novel, along with short fiction and poetry.
Garcia, R.S.A – listing an award eligible short story.
Giganotosaurus – listing the award-eligible novellas, novelettes, and short fiction published by the magazine during the year.
Gray, Lora J. – listing eligible short fiction and poetry.
Greenblatt, A.T. – listing award-eligible short stories.
Habershaw, Auston – published an award eligible novelette in 2017.
Hardwick, C. Stuart – published an eligible novelette.
Harris, Nin – listing award eligible short fiction and poetry.
Haskins, Maria - listing award eligible short fiction.
Headley, Maria Dahvana – listing award eligible short fiction and novelettes.
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!)
Horne, Annalee Flower – noting work eligible in the Best Fan Writer category.
Houseman, Ariela – is eligible in the fan artist category.
Huff, Crystal – is eligible in the fan writer category.
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.
Jones, Heather Rose published an award eligible short story in 2017, along with a lot of non-fiction work including essays, reviews, and podcasting.
Jones, Rachael K. – listing award eligible short fiction for 2017.
Kassel, Mel – listing award eligible short fiction for 2017.
Khaw, Cassandra – listing award eligible short fiction and poetry.
Kinney, Benjamin C. – has two eligible short stories this year, is in the second year of Campbell eligibility, and is eligible in the fan writer category.
Kressel, Matthew – listing award eligible short fiction and non-fiction for 2017.
Laben, Carrie – published award eligible short stories in 2017.
Latin American Speculative Fiction 2017 – a list assembled by Silvia Moreno-Garcia of work published in English by Latin American writers 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.
Little Badger, Darcie – listing several award eligible short stories.
Lu, S. Qiouyi – listing award eligible short fiction, poetry, editorial work, and noting the second year of Campbell eligibility.
Luhrs, Natalie – is eligible for best fan writer and published several essays in 2017.
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 – listing award eligible fiction and non-fiction for 2017.
Moon, Dawn Xiana – listing several eligible non-fiction essays.
Moren, Dan – listing an award eligible novel and noting Campbell eligibility.
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia – lists an award eligible novel, novella, and a short story.
Moraine, Sunny – listing award eligible short fiction and podcast work from 2017.
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.
Ness, Mari – published a novella, a short story, several pieces of flash fiction, poetry, and related work 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.
Osborne, Karen – published an award eligible story, and is Campbell eligible, as well as recommending work by others
Palmer, Suzanne – published two novelettes, a short story, and a poem.
Patt, Julia K. – published short stories and a novelette this year, and I believe is in the first year of Campbell eligibility.
Payseur, Charles – listing award eligible short fiction, poetry, and fan writing.
Petrie, Simon – listing an award eligible novella, novelette, and short story, and noting eligibility for the Ditmar and Sir Julius Vogel Awards.
Pflug, Ursula – listing an award eligible YA novel and recommending work by others.
Phillips, Andrea – listing novelettes, short stories, game writing, and podcasting work for 2017.
Pinsker, Sarah - listing award eligible short stories, a novelette, and a novella.
PodCastle – published several original short stories in 2017.
Prasad, Vina Jie-Min – published short stories, a novelette, and is in the first year of Campbell eligibility.
PseudoPod – listing award eligible original fiction published in 2017.
Reed, Nicasio Andres – is eligible in the best related work category for The Year of Garak, co-written with Charles Payseur.
Reisman, Jessica – points to an eligible novel, Substrate Phantoms, and an eligible novelette, Bourbon, Sugar, Grace.
Roberts, Tansy Rayner – listing award eligible short stories, a novelette, and podcast work.
Roanhorse, Rebecca – listing an award eligible story and noting Campbell eligibility.
Robson, Kelly – lists eligible novelettes, non-fiction, and recommends work by others.
Rodriguez, Karlo Yeager – lists award eligible short fiction.
Rowland, Alexandra – is eligible in the best related work category for a dress inspired by last year’s Hugo-winning short story, how cool is that?
Royce, Eden – listing award eligible short fiction, and noting work by others for consideration.
Rustad, A. Merc – listing award eligible short stories, a novelette, and a piece of interactive fiction.
Saab, Sara – listing award eligible short fiction and a novelette.
Sargent, Lynne – as two poems eligible for the Rhysling Awards.
Satifka, Erica L. – listing award eligible short stories and a novelette.
Seiberg, Effie – listing award eligible short stories.
Semiprozine Directory – a handy list of which publications are eligible in the Semipro category for 2017.
Sjunneson-Henry, Elsa – published an award-eligible essay and is eligible in the Fan Writer category.
Skiffy and Fanty – listing their own eligibility as a podcast, as well as listing eligible work by their contributors in various categories.
St. George, Carlie – listing award eligible short stories and recommending work by others.
Stewart, Kelly – listing an award eligible short story, and noting the second year of Campbell eligibility.
Stone, Hayley – listing award eligible short stories, noting the first year of Campbell eligibility, and recommending favorite work by others.
Strange Horizons – listing all the award eligible fiction published by the magazine in 2017 and the award eligible non-fiction.
Stufflebeam, Bonnie Jo – listing award eligible fiction and graphic work.
Sylver, RoAnna – listing sward eligible short fiction, poetry, a novelette, and two novels.
Takács, Bogi – listing award eligible short stories, a novella, a novelette, poetry, non-fiction, and editorial work.
Tang, Andrea – listing an award eligible novelette, several short stories, and noting the first year of Campbell eligibility.
Tanzer, Molly – listing am award eligible novel, along with short fiction, and editorial/related work.
Tenser, Margarita – published an award eligible story and a poem.
Theodoridou, Natalia – listing an award eligible novelette and several short stories.
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.
Tomaras, Joseph – listing award eligible short stories, translation work, and recommending work by others.
Tomova, Daniela – published a debut story is 2017, and unless I’m mistaken, is therefore also Campbell eligible.
Tor.com’s Novels and Novellas, and Short Fiction
Townsend, Tracy – listing an award eligible novel and noting Campbell eligibility.
Triantafyllou, Eugenia – noting two award eligible short stories, and the first year of Campbell eligibility.
Trota, Michi – listing several non-fiction essays, along with editorial work.
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.
Walters, Damien Angelica – rounding up the fiction she’s published by year.
Ward, Cynthia – published an award eligible novel, which can be found here.
Ward, Marlee Jane – listing award eligible short fiction and a novella.
Wehm, M. Darusha – listing award eligible short fiction, poetry, a novel, and noting eligibility for the Aurora and Sir Julius Vogel Awards.
Weimer, Paul – listing award eligible related work and fan-casting, and recommending work by others.
Wells, Martha – listing an award eligible novel, novella, short story, and series.
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.
World Weaver Press – listing all the novels and anthologies published by the press in 2017.
Wright, Tristina – listing an award eligible novel and short story, and noting the second year of Campbell eligibility.
Wylder, James – highlighting an eligible novelette and offering it as a free download.
Yang, JY – listing an award eligible short story, novelette, and two novellas.
Yoachim, Caroline – listing award eligible short stories and a novelette.
Young, Tyler A. – listing award eligible short stories for 2017.
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.
A. Merc Rustad lists their favorite short fiction of 2017.
Amazon’s Best SF and Fantasy of 2017
Aqueduct Press Pleasures of Reading, Viewing, and Listening in 2017 (Series – Link goes to Part 1)
Audible Best Books of 2017
Barnes & Noble Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2017
Bogi Reads the World Hugo Recommendations. (This is a multi-part series. Link goes to the first installment.) Updated to include recommendations for the new YA Hugo Category.
Book Smugglers – posting recommendations for novels, short fiction, media, and more throughout December and Best Books of 2017.
Buzzfeed Best Fiction Book of 2017
Martin Cahill Favorite Short Stories 2017
J.R. Dawson’s Favorite Fiction of 2017
Ditmar Eligibility List – a crowd-sourced list of works eligible for the 2018 Ditmar Awards.
Elle Best Books of 2017 So Far
Fantasy Literature Best of Short Fiction Monday (note, not all stories are 2017 titles)
Forest of Glory’s Favorite Short Fiction of 2017.
Guardian Best Books of 2017
Maria Haskin’s 2017 Suggested Reading List
Rich Horton’s Hugo Recommendations – link goes to last post in the series, but the others are linked at the bottom of the post by category.
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 and the Best of the Best list, cross-referencing multiple best of lists to find the intersections.
Matt Kressel’s Favorite Fiction of 2017
LA Times Best Books of 2017
Lady Business Hugo Recommendations
Largehearted Boy Favorite Non-Fiction of 2017 and a List of Lists gathering best of 2017 posts from elsewhere (updated daily).
Locus Recommended Reading List 2017
Phil Margolies Recommended Reading
Nerds of a Feather Best Books of 2017
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
SF Chronicle Best Books of 2017
SFWA Recommended Reading List
The Quill to Live Best Books of 2017
Jason Sanford Best of 2017 – including novels, novellas, novelettes, and short fiction.
Tor.com Reviewer’s Choice Best Books of 2017
Verge Best SFFH of 2017
Vulture’s Best YA 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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25 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/

  10. http://www.ursulapflug.ca/2017-award-eligibility-list/

    In 2017 I published Mountain, a near-future YA novella. It was endorsed by Candas Jane Dorsey and Governor General’s Award winning artist and writer Heather Spears. It’s available from Overdrive and as an Ebook, and as a paperback from the publisher and online retailers. It’s received nice notices in Canada and the US. In my Awards Post I also talk about indigenous Canadian writers of speculative fiction Eden Robinson and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Both were published as mainstream and shortlisted for major Canadian awards.

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  12. Thanks for collecting those links. I posted a round-up of SFF related works and blogposts I published in 2017, for those interested: http://corabuhlert.com/2018/01/02/a-handy-guide-to-all-sff-related-posts-and-works-of-2017/

  13. Hello! Thank you so much for doing this! I just wrote an awards eligibility post if you’d care to include it? :) https://amyfontaine.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/awards-eligibility-post-2017/

  14. A little late finding you doing this, but here is my eligibility post for late lookers: http://www.jameswylder.com/blog/2018-hugo-eligibility-rachel-survived

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