Short fiction I read in May 2012

This month’s reading was better than last month, but it was of much narrower focus. I read almost nothing that came out recently until last night, when I started Allen Steele’s latest story in the July Asimov’s. I might also have read even more short fiction were it not for several other things keeping me busy this month, including reading a new novel. Here is the short fiction I read in May:

  1. Waldo by Robert Heinlein (as by Anson MacDonald) (Astounding, August 1942) [5/6/2012]
  2. Deadlock by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (Astounding, August 1942) [5/8/2012]
  3. Non-Zero Probabilities by N. K. Jemisin (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/8/2012]
  4. Faithful Soldier, Prompted by Saladin Ahmed (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/8/2012]
  5. Arvies by Adam-Troy Castro (Million Writers Award Anthology) [5/8/2012]
  6. Jackdaw by Ross Rocklynne (Astounding, August 1942) [5/9/2012]
  7. There’s a Hole in the City by Richard Bowes (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/10/2012]
  8. The Tome of Tourmaline by Ken Liu (Daily SF, 5/9/2012) [5/10/2012]
  9. Time Marches On by Ted Carnell (Astounding, August 1942) [5/11/2012]
  10. Ray of Light by Brad R. Torgersen (Analog, December 2011) [5/11/2012]
  11. Horus Ascending by Aliette de Bodard (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/11/2012]
  12. The Link  by Cleve Cartmill (Astounding, August 1942) [5/12/2012]
  13. Killigan’s Lunar Legacy by Norman L. Knight (Astounding, August 1942) [5/12/2012]
  14. The Image of Annihilation by Jack Speer (Astounding, August 1942) [5/12/2012]
  15. Destiny and Uncle Louis by Joseph Gilbert (Astounding, August 1942) [5/12/2012]
  16. The Anecdote of the Negative Wugus by L. Sprague de Camp (Astounding, August 1942) [5/12/2012]
  17. Impediment by Hal Clement (Astounding, August 1942) [5/13/2012]
  18. Blue Ink by Yoon Ha Lee (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/14/2012]
  19. Fields of Gold by Rachel Swirsky (Eclipse Four) [5/18/2012]
  20. Eros, Philia, Agape by Rachel Swirsky (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/19/2012]
  21. A Song to Greet the Sun by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/19/2012]
  22. Time to Say Goodnight by Caroline M. Yoachim (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/20/2012]
  23. The Fisherman’s Wife by Jenny Williams (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/22/2012]
  24. Intertropical Convergence Zone by Nadia Bulkin (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/22/2012]
  25. Urchins, While Swimming by Catherynne M. Valente (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/23/2012]
  26. The Shagri-La Affair by Lavie Tidhar (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/23/2012]
  27. Elegy for a Young Elk by Hannu Rajaniemi (Million Writers Awards Anthology) [5/23/2012]

And as always, if you are looking for inexpensive entertainment, a subscription to one of the many terrific science fiction and fantasy magazines out there is cheaper than an evening out at the movies.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.