Prompted by a conversation with Jeff Ford, we thought we’d take a look at what stories have been published in 2009 from people who could be termed world SF writers (as vague as that term is, yes, Charles!). We still can’t quite figure it out, so, to make life easier, let’s focus on people from outside of the traditional Anglophone world (so no US, UK, English-speaking Canada or Australia – all of whom have an obvious advantage), nor will we be looking at American/British/etc. ex-pats overseas (sorry!). If it’s a border-land case, let’s use our discretion – Charles’ definitions are a little different than mine.
If we miss anything – give us a shout in the comments! We’re going to try and cover prominent magazines and anthologies. We’d also like to look at novels published this year. Recommendations welcome!
A caveat: my name’s going to pop up in a lot of these lists, but there you have it.
- The Shangri-La Affair, Lavie Tidhar, 19/01/09 (see? told you)
- Nira and I, Shweta Narayan, 16/03/09
- Charms, Shweta Narayan, 24/08/09
- And This Also Has Been One of the Dark Places of the Earth, Anna Feruglio Dal Dan, 21/09/09
So, Strange Horizons: 4 stories by my count, a few more by Charles’s, and plenty of reading material. Up next, we’ll try and look at Clarkesworld and Fantasy.