15. Recommended SF and Fantasy Reading

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Short Fiction
A good place to find quality short stories is in any of the annual "best of the year" anthologies - for example, The Year's Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozois, or The Year's Best Fantasy, edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow.

Or try the many anthologies of past works such as The Science Fiction Hall of Fame or The Best of the Nebulas, stories chosen by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, or The Hugo Winners, stories which have won the reader-voted Hugo Award.

Numerous magazines publish a continuing stream of fine work, including The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Analog, and Asimov's SF Magazine.

Reference

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by John Clute and Peter Nicholls (a massive compendium of information about Science Fiction, its authors, its editors, and its artists); and its sister volume, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, edited by John Clute and John Grant.

Other Reading Lists

Further recommendations are available at SFWA's Suggested Reading Page page. Note particularly the Dozois and Kessel lists.

 
 

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