Is anyone else surprised by the short story section on the Locus Recommended Reading List for 2006? To save you the effort of counting, here are the publications with more than one recommended story:
2 Realms of Fantasy
2 Strange Horizons
2 Red Spikes
45 stories made the list. Asimov’s gets nearly 25% of the recommendations and as someone who reads a lot of short stories, I never expected things to fall out that way. It should be interesting to see how this compares to the multitude of Year’s Best collections.
This is NOT a criticism of the stories selected. In fact, congratulations to all of you.