Some Of My Favorite Works of 2014

Several excellent writers have emerged on the SF/ Horror scene in the last two years: Kai Ashante Wilson, Sam J. Miller, Alyssa Wong, JY Yang, Kelly Sandoval, Shannon Peavey, Isabel Yap, Henry Lien, Carmen Maria Machado, and Lara Elena Donnelly. Their work is important & impressive and I recommend that you explore all their available stories before nominating your favorite candidate (s) for whatever awards you’re nominating for.
I read quite a bit of fiction in 2014–mostly short, but I managed several novels by listening to the audiobooks. Below are listed some of my favorite works. I’ll try to keep adding to these as I read more. But the following, I believe, are some of the best works of Scifi, Fantasy, Horror, and Weird published in 2014.
 2014 Novel
  • Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy) by Jeff VanderMeer (FSG)
  • Revival by Stephen King (Scribner)
  • The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu (translated by Ken Liu) (Tor Books)
2014 Novella
  • Claudius Rex by John Murphy (Alembical 3, Paper Golem LLC)
  • Sleep Donation by Karen Russell (Atavist Books)
  • The Mothers of Voorhisville by Mary Rickert (Tor.com)
2014 Novelette
2014 Short Story

 

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