Tansy’s Best Short Stories of the Year 2011

and the moral of the story is – Subterranean had an awesome year!

Karen Joy Fowler, “Younger Women” (Subterranean)
Mary Robinette Kowal, “Kiss Me Twice,” (Asimov’s)
Margo Lanagan, “The Catastrophic Disruption of the Head,” (The Wilful Eye – Tales from the Tower, Vol. 1)
Kelly Link, “Valley of the Girls,” (Subterranean)
Catherynne M Valente, “White Lines on a Green Field,” (Subterranean)

I also really, really, really liked:

Stephen Baxter, “The Invasion of Venus,” (Engineering Infinity)
Deborah Biancotti, “Bad Power,” (Bad Power)
Deborah Biancotti, “Cross That Bridge,” (Bad Power)
Sarah Rees Brennan, “Queen of Atlantis,” (Subterranean)
Isobelle Carmody, “Moth’s Tale,” (The Wilful Eye: Tales from the Tower Vol. 1)
Suzy McKee Charnas, “Late Bloomer,” (Teeth)
Thoraiya Dyer, “Breaking the Ice (Cosmos)
Shaenon Garrity, “The All Night Truck Stop Polka Band,” (Strange Horizons)
Nalo Hopkinson, “Old Habits,” (Eclipse 4)
Sue Isle, “Nation of the Night,” (Nightsiders)
Kij Johnson, “Story Kit,” (Eclipse 4)
Caitlin R Kiernan, “Tidal Forces,” (Eclipse 4)
Mary Robinette Kowal, “Water to Wine,” (Subterranean Magazine)
Richard Larson, “The Ghost Party,” (Subterranean)
Ken Liu, “Staying Behind,” (Clarkesworld)
Nnedi Okorafor, “The Book of Phoenix (Excerpted from The Great Book),” (Clarkesworld)
Kate Orman, “Head Case,” (Cosmos)
An Owomoyela, “Frozen Voice,” (Clarkesworld)
An Owomoyela, “God in the Sky,” (Asimov’s)
Sarah Monette, “The Devil in Gaylord’s Creek,” (Fantasy)
Ben Peek, “Below,” (Above/Below)
Tamora Pierce, “Nawat,” (Tortall and Other Lands)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch, “Show Trial,” (Subterranean)
Nisi Shawl, “Pataki,” (Strange Horizons)
Robert Shearman, “Restoration,” (Everyone’s Just So So Special)
Delia Sherman, “Flying,” (Teeth)
Genevieve Valentine, “Demons, Your Body, And You,” (Subterranean)
Genevieve Valentine, “Things to Know About Being Dead,” (Teeth)
Jo Walton, “The Panda Coin,” (Eclipse 4)

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