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Recommendations listed by year of first publication:

2010s

2015 – The Muses of Shuyedan-18 by Indrapramit Das

2014 – Ill Met in Tanivar by Reyna Todd

2014 – A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering

2013 – This Villain You Must Create by Carlie St. George

2013 – When Dickens met Dostoevsky by Eric Naiman

2013 – Spar (The Bacon Remix) by Kij Johnson

2013 – Trans-Siberia: An Account of a Journey by Sarah Brooks

2012 – Notes from the Apocalypse by Stephen Graham Jones

2012 – A Tall Tail by Charles Stross

2012 – The Bathtub by Robert Shearman

2012 – Blessed by Helen Marshall

2011 – Six Months, Three Days by Charlie Jane Anders

2010 – Alone by Robert Reed

2010 – Nothing Personal by Richard A. Lupoff

2000s

2009 – Monkey Suit by Alastair Reynolds

2009 – Mongoose by Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear

2009 – Spar by Kij Johnson

2008 – The Tear by Ian McDonald

2008 – The Fantasy Jumper by Will McIntosh

2008 – The Gutter Sees the Light that Never Shines by Alistair Rennie

2008 – Snatch Me Another by Mercurio D. Rivera

2008 – The Ray-Gun: A Love Story by James Alan Gardner

2008 – 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss by Kij Johnson

2007 – The Cambist and Lord Iron: a Fairy Tale of Economics by Daniel Abraham

2007 – MetaPhysics by Elizabeth M. Glover

2007 – Capture, Courting and Copulation: Contemporary Human Mating Rituals and the Etiology of Human Agression by Carolyn Vakesh and Steve Vakesh

2006 – I Hold My Father’s Paws by David D. Levine

2006 – With By Good Intentions by Carrie Richerson

2006 – Yellow Card Man by Paolo Bacigalupi

2006 – The Pacific Mystery by Stephen Baxter

2006 – What This Story Needs is a Giant Gorilla by Darrell Schweitzer

2005 – Separations by Jean-Claude Dunyach

2004 – Creating the Innocent Killer by John Kessel

2003 – Just Like the Ones We Used to Know by Connie Willis

2003 – What’s Up Tiger Lily by Paul di Filippo

2003 – Esther Gordon Framlingham by Anthony Mann

2003 – Happier Days by Jan Lars Jensen

2003 – Red Meat by Elaine Viets

2003 – The Bottle: A Provincial Tale by Charlotte Hobson

2003 – Wenceslas Square by Arthur Phillips

2003 – Catskin by Kelly Link

2002 – Shylock on the Neva by Gary Schteyngart

2001 – Senator Bilbo by Andy Duncan

2000 – Dead Like Me by Adam Troy-Castro

2000 – 93990 by George Saunders

1990s

1999 – Flashman and the Tiger by George MacDonald Fraser

1997 – London Bone by Michael Moorcock

1997 – The Nostalginauts by S.N. Dyer

1996 – The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories by Neil Gaiman

1996 – The Soul Selects Her Own Society by Connie Willis

1996 – The Green Arches by Joan Aiken

1995 – Professor Gottesman and the Indian Rhinoceros by Peter S. Beagle

1994 – The Tourist by Paul Park

1994 – The Ocean and All Its Devices by William Browning Spencer

1996 – Tattercoats by Midori Synder

1993 – Disneyland with the Death Penalty by William Gibson

1992 – The Midlist Bombers by Charles Stross

1993 – The Case of the Skinflint’s Specters by Brian M. Thomsen

1992 – Eternally Yours by Joy Williams

1992 – Graves by Joe Haldeman

1991 – Turpentine by Marry N. Malzberg

1991 – Water Bringer by Mary Rosenblum

1991 – Big Game by T.C. Boyle

1991 – Understand by Ted Chiang

1990 – Bears Discover Fire by Terry Bisson

1990 – Negative Reinforcement by Chuck Palahniuk

1980s

1989 – A Birch Tree, A White Fox by Elena Arsenieva

1989 – Nicholas Was by Neil Gaiman

1989 – The Adder by Fred Chappell

1989 – Too Many Crooks by Donald E. Westlake

1988 – A Critical Commentary of the Necronomicon by Robert M. Price

1988 – The Player of Games part 1 and part 2 by Iain M. Banks

1988 – The Last Article by Harry Turtledove

1987 – Flowers of Edo by Bruce Sterling

1985 – The Carpetmaker’s Son by Andreas Eschbach

1985 – Writ in Water, or the Gingerbread Man by Avram Davidson

1985 – Portraits of his Children by George R.R. Martin

1984 – Mrs. Todd’s Shortcut by Stephen King

1984 – The Crystal Spheres by David Brin

1984 – Rawhead Rex by Clive Barker

1982 – The Malaysian Mer by Jane Yolen

1981 – The Only Death in the City by C.J. Cherryh

1970s

1977 – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

1976 – The Tugging by Ramsey Campbell

1975 – Somehow, I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas Anymore, Toto by Harlan Ellison

1973 – Two Sadnesses by George Alec Effinger

1972 – Nobody’s Home by Joanna Russ

1971 – Reunion by Arthur C. Clarke

1960s

1967 – A Toy for Juliette by Robert Bloch

1967 – The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World by Harlan Ellison

1967 – The Billiard Ball by Isaac Asimov

1964 – Touchstone by Terry Carr

1962 – The Streets of Ashkelon by Harry Harrison

1950s

1959 – Lean Times in Lankhmar by Fritz Leiber

1958 – The Hated by Frederik Pohl

1958 – The Distributor by Richard Matheson

1958 – Aristotle and the Gun by L. Sprague de Camp

1958 – Theory of Rocketry by C.M Kornbluth

1956 – The Bound Man by Ilse Aichinger

1954 – The Midas Plague by Frederik Pohl

1953 – Disappearing Act by Richard Matheson

1952 – The Adventure of the Wax Gamblers by Adrian Conan Doyle & John Dickson Carr

1951 – Fool’s Mate by Stanley Ellin

1950 – Punishment Without Crime by Ray Bradbury

1950 – The Magic Chalk by Abe Kobo

1950 – A Note for the Milkman by Sidney Carroll

1940s

1949 – Got a Letter from Jimmy by Shirley Jackson

1948 – Man from the South by Roald Dahl

1948 – The Specialty of the House by Stanley Ellin

1947 – The Immortal by Jorge Luis Borges

1947 – All But Empty by Graham Greene

1944 – The Long Sheet by William Sansom

1942 – The Macbeth Murder Mystery by James Thurber

1942 – Settler’s Wall by Robert A.W. Lowndes

1941 – The Standard of Living by Dorothy Parker

1941 – But Our Hero Was Not Dead by Manly Wade Wellman

1930s

1939 – Trouble with Water by Horace L. Gold

1936 – Wine on the Desert by Max Brand

1934 – The Three Marked Pennies by Mary Elizabeth Counselman

1930 – Let’s Play King by Sinclair Lewis

1930 – Tokay of the Comet Year by H. Warner Allen

1920s

1928 – Rope by Katherine Anne Porter

1926 – The Music from Behind the Moon by James Branch Cabell

1924 – The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft

1922 – Winter Dreams by F. Scott Fitzgerald

1922 – Scoring Off Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

1910s

1913 – The Horror of the Heights by Arthur Conan Doyle

1900s

1908 – The Screaming Skull by F. Marion Crawford

1908 – The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth by Lord Dunsany

1905 – The Weight of Obligation by Rex Beach

1890s

1897 – A Pair of Stockings by Kate Chopin

1894 – The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen

1892 – The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

1856 – Silly Novels by Lady Novelists by George Eliot

BCE

440BC (approximate) – The Thief versus King Rhampsinitus by Herodotus

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