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Short Fiction

I used to not be a huge fan of short fiction/novellas, because I mostly read either anthologies or bonus stories of series. When Tor.com started publishing more and more short fiction though, I started to read those and liked them more and more. As I don’t review many novellas but still want to recommend them, here is a list of all novellas that I’ve read.

Stories are sorted by title (the/a excluded), links lead to my review if available, Goodreads or directly to the story (in case of free novellas) if not.

Free short fiction

A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers by Alyssa Wong
     Fantasy (2016) ★★★★☆

Red as Blood and White as Bone by Theodora Goss
     Fantasy, YA (2016) ★★★☆☆

The Weight of Memories by Cixin Liu
     Science Fiction (2015) ★★★★☆

You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay by Alyssa Wong
     Western (2016) ★★★★☆

Paid short fiction

Binti (Binti #1) by Nnedi Okorafor
    Science Fiction, YA (2015) ★★★★☆ 

Cold-Forged Flame (Ree Varekai #1) by Marie Brennan
     Fantasy (2016) ★★★★☆

Everything Belongs to the Future by Laurie Penny
     SciFi (2016) ★★★★☆

The Devil You Know (Saloninus #2) by K.J. Parker
     Fantasy (2016) ★★★★☆

The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson
     Fantasy (2016) ★★☆☆☆

The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster
     High Fantasy (2015) ★★★★☆

Every Heart a Doorway (Every Heart a Doorway #1) by Seanan McGuire
     Fantasy (2016) ★★★★★

A Song for No Man’s Land (A Song for No Man’s Land #1) by Andy Remic
     Fantasy, Horror (2016) ★★☆☆☆

The Warren by Brian Evenson
     Science Fiction (2016) ★★★★☆