“Finnegan’s Field,” by Angela Slatter

“Finnegan’s Field,” by Angela Slatter. Tor.com. Novelette.

I loved Slatter’s “Of Sorrow and Such” last year; excellent dark fantasy, to the hilt. This one looks like it touches on fae and changeling children.

Content Warning: Difficult material in this one. Specific content warning in the first comment.

Read the story:

Finnegan’s Field

“Touring With The Alien,” by Carolyn Ives Gilman

“Touring With The Alien,” by Carolyn Ives Gilman.

Last year I read Gilman’s “Dark Orbit,” which had a fantastic High Concept (though execution was more debatable). Jumped at the chance to read a new short piece by Gilman. This, too, is a story of an encounter with a fundamentally alien form of being.

Also recommended by Rocket Stack Rank.

Read the story:

http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/gilman_04_16/

“Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds,” by Rose Lemberg

“Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds,” by Rose Lemberg.

One of the Nebula nominees, and we haven’t done anything from BCS yet 🙂

(I KNOW Levana has opinions on this one, and once I read the story I shall know what they are!)

Read the story:

Grandmother-nai-Leylit’s Cloth of Winds

“Entanglements,” by David Gerrold

Entanglements, by David Gerrold.

Dropbox link, publicly provided by Gerrold himself.
I’m *really* glad to have stumbled across this one, because I heard a *lot* of enthusiasm for it, and it was in an F&SF issue sent when my local mail system was MISERABLY AWFUL and my issue didn’t arrive TWICE.

So now I get to read it anyway!

Read the story:

Entanglements, by David Gerrold (PDF)

“The Maiden Thief,” by Melissa Marr

“The Maiden Thief,” by Melissa Marr.

I’ve lost track of where this particular recommendation came from, but I think I was looking specifically for some stories edited by Ellen Datlow. 🙂

Content warning in the comments.

NOTE: Whoops! I’d missed that this story was published in January 2016. So, those of you looking specifically for Hugo-eligible 2015 material – this ain’t it. Still a good story, though 🙂

Read the story:

The Maiden Thief