Alisa’s Top 2011 Stories

As usual, I didn’t read nearly as much as I wanted to. Here are my favourite stories from 2011:


“A Hundred Hundred Daisies” by Nancy Kress  (Asimov’s Oct/Nov)

“The Book of Phoenix (Excerpted from The Great Book)” by Nnedi Okorafor (Clarkesworld Mar)

“The Man in Gray” by Michael Swanwick (Eclipse Four)

“The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (F&SF Mar/Apr)

“Younger Women”  by Karen Joy Fowler (Subterranean Magazine Summer)

“Valley of the Girls” by Kelly Link (Subterranean Magazine Summer)


And here are the stories that I also enjoyed:

Lyn Battersby “Daughters of the Deluge” (After the Rain)

Kim Westwood “By Any Other Name” (Anywhere But Earth)

An  Owomoyela “God In The Sky (Asimov’s  Mar)

Kristine Kathryn Rusch “Dunyon” (Asimov’s Jul)

Bruce McAllister “The Messenger” (Asimov’s Jul)

Lisa L  Hannett “Carousel” (Bluegrass Symphony)

Thoraiya Dyer “Breaking the Ice” (Cosmos Feb/March)

Nina Kiriki Hoffman “Test Drive” (Daily Science Fiction)

Kij Johnson “Story Kit” (Eclipse Four)

Nalo Hopkinson “Old Habits” (Eclipse Four)

Stephen Baxter “The Invasion of Venus” (Engineering Infinity)

Damien Broderick and Barbara Lamarr  “Walls of Flesh, Bars of Bone” (Engineering Infinity)

Robert Reed “Stock Photos” (F&SF May/Jun)

Peter Beagle “The Way It Works Out and All” (F&SF Jul/Aug)

Kirstyn McDermott “Frostbitten” (More Scary Kisses)

Nisi Shawl “Pataki” (Strange Horizons)

Genevieve Valentine “Things to Know About Being Dead” (Teeth)


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1 Response to Alisa’s Top 2011 Stories

  1. Pingback: Top 2011 Stories: Not if You Were the Last Short Story on Earth « Lisa Hannett

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