Hello, lovelies! I can hardly believe it, but we’re almost at year-end, which makes it the perfect time to look back on what we accomplished and the things that we loved. As I’ve been doing for several years now, I am once again compiling links to author/editor/publication eligibility posts, year-in-review posts, year’s best lists, and general reviews and resources. These posts serve several purposes – to help those who nominate works for awards to remember what eligible works have come out during the year and what category they fall into; to help readers find work they might have missed and might love; and for creators to reflect on the amazing things they accomplished over the year. If you are an author, editor, publisher, artist, poet, etc., I highly recommend making a post of your own, and if you do, please let me know! I’ll be putting together my own lists of my favorites of the year, along with what I published, at some point as well.
I’ve divided the post into a few hopefully helpful categories, and I will continue to update with new links as I receive them. Please do spread the word, tag me with your posts on twitter (@ac_wise), drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop links in the comments. I look forward to seeing what you made this year and what work you loved!
Note: Cat Rambo maintains a similar list, and they were kind enough to set up a webform to gather information for our posts. Please feel free to use the form as well and that will get both of us your information.
Links to authors/editors/publishers posting their award-eligible work, organized alphabetically. (** denotes an author eligible for the Astounding Award.)
Allen, B. Morris
Barrant Klein, Annika**
Bradley, Lisa M.
Brewer, Steven D.
Brothers, Laurence Raphael
Criley, Marc A.
de Anda, Victor
de Haan, Laura
de Winter, Gunnar
Donohue, Jennifer R.
Dotson, J. Dianne
Ekpeki, Oghenechovwe Donald
Garcia, Rhonda J.
Key, Justin C.
Garcia Ley, K.
Garcia-Rosas, Nelly Geraldine
Henry, Veronica G.
Hugo Eligibility Database
Iriarte, José Pablo
Kasley, Vivian R.
Katz, Gwen C.
Kim, Isabelle J.
Kinney, Benjamin C.
Lowd, Mary E.
Lu, Lark Morgan
Malik, Usman T.
Moore, Nancy Jane
Navarette Diaz, Tato
Nirav, Hanna A.
Picknard, Mikyuki Jane
Queen of Swords Press
St. George, Carlie
Space Cowboy Books
Tales from the Trunk
Ticknor, M. Elizabeth
Tobler, E. Catherine
Tordotcom Short Fiction and Books
Treasure, Rebecca E.**
Van Alst, Jr., Theodore C.
Ward, Antonia Rachel
White, Gordon B.
Wolverton, Nicole M.
Yeager Rodriguez, Karlo
Yoachim, Caroline M.
What did reviewers love this year? What books are your peers seriously digging? Click through the links below to find various recommended reading lists and various best of the year lists.
Amazon’s Best Books of 2021
Barnes & Noble Book of the Year Finalists
Die Booth Recommended Reading List
A.P. Howell Recommended Reading Thread
José Pablo Iriarte Recommended Reading Thread
Kirkus Best SFF of the Year
Library Journal Best Books of 2021
Nebula Recommended Reading List
NPR Favorite Speculative Fiction Books of 2021
NYPL Best Books for Adults 2021
NYT Best Books of 2021
Oprah Daily Favorite Books of 2021
Publisher’s Weekly Best Books of 2021
Lauren Ring Recommendation Thread
Shelf Awareness Favorite Books of 2021
Stoker Recommended Reading List
Time’s 100 Must Read Books of 2021
Waterstones Best Books of the Year Shortlist
Review Sites and Resources
Looking for yet more recommendations of things to read? The links below will help you find reviews, news, interviews, and more!
Lightspeed Magazine Reviews
Nerds of a Feather
Nightmare Magazine Reviews
Quick Sip Reviews
Strange Horizons Fiction Reviews
Vanessa Fogg’s It’s a Jumble
What awards are out there? Who can nominate works? What are the various deadlines? The links below may help answer your questions!
BSFA Awards – Nomination period for BSFA members is current open! Crowd-sourced suggestions and recommendations can be added to BSFA’s open spread-sheet by anyone.
Science Fiction Awards Database
Girl Reading, Artist/Maker Unknown, c. 1932, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Reading by Lamplight, Wanda Gág, c. 1927, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Sybil Reading, Attributed to Ugo da Carpi, c. 1517-18, Philadelphia Museum of Art