Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s prompt is all about novellas and short stories. I like a good novella, but I don’t think I have read enough to pick my top 10 favourite ones, so instead, I’m going with some of the great short stories I’ve read in the past few year. Though I have to admit it was difficult to choose only 10.
Overall Rating of the Anthology: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆
You can get the anthology on tor.com here.
Tor.com regularly publishes original fiction, short stories and novellas on their website. And each year, some of them are collected into an anthology. The stories in the 2016 edition are varied, but all are either Fantasy or Science Fiction.
While there were some stories that did not speak to me, there were also some really great and enjoyable ones. The best stories in the anthology, for me, are:
- The Destroyer – Tara Isabella Burton
- A Dead Djinn – P. Djeli Clark
- Autobiography of a Traitor and a Half-Savage – Alix E. Harrow
- Your Orisons May Be Recorded – Laurie Penny
- The Great Detective – Delia Sherman
- Finnegan’s Field – Angela Slatter
- That Game We Played During the War – Carrie Vaughn
Read on for a more detailed review of the individual stories.