Neil Clarke

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Science Fiction Novella Recommendations

Care to recommend some science fiction novellas published in the last 15 years?

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  1. Iseul’s Lexicon, published in Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee, blew me away.

  2. A few that I liked, in no particular order:

    On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard (standalone)

    All the Flavors: A Tale of Guan Yu, the Chinese God of War, in America by Ken Liu (GigaNotoSaurus)

    Let Maps to Others by K. J. Parker (Subterranean)

    Love and Other Monsters by Vandana Singh (standalone, Aqueduct Press)

    Distances by Vandana Singh (standalone, Aqueduct Press)

    Shtetl Days by Harry Turtledove (Tor.com)

    The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary by Ken Liu (Panverse 3)

    Dancing the Warrior by Marie Brennan (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

  3. Miriam

    The Empress of Mars by Kage Baker
    On a Red Station, Drifting by Aliette de Bodard
    Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang
    The Political Prisoner by Charles Coleman Finlay
    The Wedding Album by David Marusek
    Sublimation Angels by Jason Sanford
    The God Engines by John Scalzi

  4. Michael Habf

    Incarnation Day by Walter Jon Williams
    Truth by Robert Reed
    New Light On the Drake Equation by Ian R. Macleod
    Act One by Nancy Kress
    The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary by Ken Liu
    The Wedding Album by David Marusek
    Sublimation Angels by Jason Sanford
    Kiosk by Bruce Sterling

  5. Helena

    Katabasis by Robert Reed

  6. Michael

    The Green Leopard Plague by Walter Jon Williams
    The Political Prisoner by Charles Coleman Finlay
    Tendeléo’s Story by Ian McDonald

  7. Sam Tomaino

    Without checking my extensive lists:

    Two Hearts by Peter S. Beagle
    Memorare by Gene Wolfe

    There are others but those I remember immediately.

  8. one no one has mentioned yet that I really enjoyed was Ferret Steinmetz’s Sauerkraut Station, in GigaNotoSaurus.

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