Fiction: Science fiction

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2001

The Iron Dream
Norman Spinrad
Serpent’s Reach
C. J. Cherryh
Pride of Chanur
C. J. Cherryh
The Stone Canal
Ken MacLeod
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Connie Willis
Princess of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs
A Secret History of Time to Come
Robie MacAuley
Perdido Street Station
China Miéville
Of Time and Stars
Arthur C. Clarke
Cosmonaut Keep
Ken MacLeod
Time Trap
Keith Laumer
Star Surgeon
James White
Nine by Laumer
Keith Laumer
The Sparrow
Mary Doria Russell
To Hold Infinity
John Meany
Assignment in Nowhere
Keith Laumer
Nova
Samuel Delany
Year’s Best SF 5
David G. Hartwell
Brain Wave
Poul Anderson
Permutation City
Greg Egan
Look to Windward
Ian M. Banks
Up the Line
Robert Silverberg
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
Mary Shelley
The Time Machine
H. G. Wells
The Island of Dr. Moreau
H. G. Wells
A Deepness in the Sky
Vernor Vinge
20,000 Leagues under the Sea
Jules Verne
1632
Eric Flint
Dinosaur Beach
Keith Laumer
The Warlord of the Air
Michael Moorcock
The Thurb Revolution
Alexei Panshin
A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!
Harry Harrison
Shards of Honor
Lois McMaster Bujold
Vurt
Jeff Noon

2002

Tea from an Empty Cup
Pat Cadigan
Dark Light
Ken MacLeod
Sacrifice of Fools
Ian McDonald
Mallworld
Somtow Sucharitkul
Replay
Ken Grimwood
Evolution’s Shore
Ian McDonald
The Corridors of Time
Poul Anderson
Heavy Weather
Bruce Sterling
The Garments of Caean
Barrington J. Bayley
Involution Ocean
Bruce Sterling
Child of the River
Paul J. McAuley
The Jewels of Aptor
Samuel R. Delany
Rendezvous with Rama
Arthur C. Clarke
The Eyre Affair
Jasper Fforde
Whole Wide World
Paul J. McAuley
A Pocketful of Stars
Damon Knight (Ed.)
Sideshow
Sheri S. Tepper
Aristoi
Walter Jon Williams
House of Shards
Walter Jon Williams
Unfamiliar Territory
Robert Silverberg
Ancients of Days
Paul J. McAuley

2003

A Trace of Memory
Keith Laumer
Corrupting Dr Nice
John Kessel
Picnic on Paradise
Joanna Russ
The Chalk Giants
Keith Roberts
Salt
Adam Roberts
The Separation
Christopher Priest
Engine City
Ken MacLeod
On
Adam Roberts
The Man who Folded Himself
David Gerrold
Amnesia Moon
Jonathan Lethem
Finity
John Barnes
Dervish is Digital
Pat Cadigan
The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 14
Gardner Dozois (Ed.)
Sign of the Labrys
Margaret St. Clair
The Last Hurrah of the Golden Horde
Norman Spinrad
The People Trap
Robert Sheckley
Distraction
Bruce Sterling
Star Well
Alexei Panshin
The Duke of Uranium
John Barnes
In the Garden of Iden
Kage Baker
Sky Coyote
Kage Baker
A Princess of the Aerie
John Barnes
Rogue Moon
Algis Budrys
A Fire in the Sun
George Alec Effinger

2004

The Man in the High Castle
Philip K. Dick
The Wall around the World
Theodore R. Cogswell
The Centauri Device
M. John Harrison
Space by the Tale
Jerome Bixby
Revelation Space
Alastair Reynolds
Damnation Alley
Roger Zelazny
Bones of the Earth
Michael Swanwick
Appleseed
John Clute
Singularity Sky
Charles Stross
Year’s Best SF 7
David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer
Newton’s Wake
Ken MacLeod
A Cure for Cancer
Michael Moorcock
This Immortal
Roger Zelazny
Between Planets
Robert A. Heinlein
Diplomatic Immunity
Lois McMaster Bujold
Iron Sunrise
Charles Stross
Nine Layers of Sky
Liz Williams
The Praxis
Walter Jon Williams
The Year of the Quiet Sun
Wilson Tucker
Nimbus
Alexander Jablokov
The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth
Roger Zelazny
Feersum Endjinn
Iain M. Banks
The Land Leviathan
Michael Moorcock
The Algebraist
Iain M. Banks

2005

Deep Drive
Alexander Jablokov
The Scar
China Miéville
Shadow of the Torturer
Gene Wolfe
The Universe Between
Alan E. Nourse
Revolt in 2100
Robert A. Heinlein
Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen
H. Beam Piper
Guardians of Time
Poul Anderson
All the Colours of Darkness
Lloyd Biggle
The Claw of the Concilliator
Gene Wolfe
River of Gods
Ian McDonald
Lost in a Good Book
Jasper Fforde
The Family Trade
Charles Stross
Pashazade: the First Arabesk
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Schismatrix Plus
Bruce Sterling
Galactic Empires, Volume II
Brian W. Aldiss (editor)
The Peshawar Lancers
S. M. Stirling
Sewer, Gas & Electric
Matt Ruff
Paratime
H. Beam Piper
Accelerando
Charlie Stross
The Well of Lost Plots
Jasper Fforde
Little Fuzzy
H. Beam Piper
Fuzzy Sapiens
H. Beam Piper
Wine of the Dreamers
John D. MacDonald
Time in Advance
William Tenn
Tales of H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft

2006

The Ballad of Beta-2
Samuel R. Delany
Now Wait for Last Year
Philip K. Dick
Citizen of the Galaxy
Robert A. Heinlein
The Sword of the Lictor
Gene Wolfe
Out of the Dead City
Samuel R. Delany
The Towers of Toron
Samuel R. Delany
Babel 17
Samuel R. Delany
Pasquale’s Angel
Paul J. McAuley
Paradox
John Meaney
Souls in the Great Machine
Sean McMullen
The Hidden Family
Charlie Stross
Eternal Light
Paul J. McAuley
The Maker of Universes
Philip José Farmer
The Gates of Creation
Philip José Farmer
Excession
Iain M. Banks
Hyperion
Dan Simmons
The Fall of Hyperion
Dan Simmons
Bloom
Will McCarthy
Snowcrash
Neal Stephenson
The Net
Loren J. MacGregor
Chasm City
Alastair Reynolds
Frontera
Lewis Shiner
Heavy Time
C. J. Cherryh
Hellburner
C. J. Cherryh
Learning the World
Ken MacLeod

2007

Redemption Ark
Alastair Reynolds
Mendoza in Hollywood
Kage Baker
Triton
Samuel R. Delany
The Still, Small Voice of Trumpets
Lloyd Biggle
The World Menders
Lloyd Biggle
Fitzpatrick’s War
Theodore Judson
Glasshouse
Charlie Stross
Stand On Zanzibar
John Brunner
Galactic Empires, Volume I
Brian W. Aldiss (editor)
Something Rotten
Jasper Fforde
Fountains of Youth
Brian Stableford
Het Blinde Doofstomme Beest op de Kale Berg
Eddy C. Bertin
Fantasms and Magics
Jack Vance
Mission of Gravity
Hal Clement
Cell
Stephen King
The Atrocity Archives
Charlie Stross
The Execution Channel
Ken MacLeod
The Einstein Intersection
Samuel R. Delany
Masque World
Alexei Panshin
Brasyl
Ian McDonald
The Diamond Age
Neal Stephenson
End of the World Blues
Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Neuromancer
William Gibson
Halting State
Charlie Stross
Double Star
Robert A. Heinlein
Forever War
Joe Haldeman
The Long Twilight
Keith Laumer
Days of Atonement
Walter Jon Williams
Schild’s Ladder
Greg Egan

2008

The End of Eternity
Isaac Asimov
The Big Time
Fritz Leiber
The Player of Games
Iain M. Banks
Consider Phlebas
Iain M. Banks
Use of Weapons
Iain M. Banks
The Jennifer Morgue
Charlie Stross
Ammonite
Nicola Griffith
1610: a Sundial in a Grave
Mary Gentle
Slaughterhouse Five
Kurt Vonnegut
Matter
Iain M. Banks
Farthing
Jo Walton
Imperial Earth
Arthur C. Clarke
The Testament of Andros
James Blish
The Secret of Sinharat
Leigh Brackett
The Clan Corporate
Charlie Stross
People of the Talisman
Leigh Brackett
Stations of the Tide
Michael Swanwick
The Voyage of the Sable Keech
Neal Asher
Worlds of the Imperium
Keith Laumer
A Plague of Demons
Keith Laumer
The Prefect
Alastair Reynolds
Rainbows End
Vernor Vinge
The Best of Fredric Brown
Fredric Brown
Doorways in the Sand
Roger Zelazny
Template
Matt Hughes
Kaleidoscope Century
John Barnes
The Best of C. L. Moore
C. L. Moore
There Will Be Time
Poul Anderson
Cowboy Angels
Paul McAuley
Swiftly
Adam Roberts
British Summertime
Paul Cornell
New Skies
Patrick Nielsen Hayden (editor)
Postsingular
Rudy Rucker
Mercenary
Jerry Pournelle
The High Crusade
Poul Anderson
Tunnel in the Sky
Robert A. Heinlein
Farmer in the Sky
Robert A. Heinlein
Red Planet
Robert A. Heinlein
Tales
H. P. Lovecraft
The Witches of Karres
James H. Schmitz
Slan
A. E. Van Vogt
Time Patrolman
Poul Anderson
The Final Programme
Michael Moorcock
A Cure for Cancer (reread)
Michael Moorcock
The English Assassin
Michael Moorcock
Voice of the Whirlwind
Walter Jon Williams
The Situation
Jeff Vandermeer
Driftglass
Samuel R. Delany
The H-Bomb Girl
Stephen Baxter
Have Space Suits – Will Travel
Robert A. Heinlein
Psychohistorical Crisis
Donald Kingsbury
Web of Angels
John M. Ford
Candle
John Barnes
Anathem
Neal Stephenson
Saturn’s Children
Charlie Stross

2009

Only Forward
Michael Marshall Smith
Creatures of Light and Darkness
Roger Zelazny
Gather, Darkness!
Fritz Leiber
To Your Scattered Bodies Go
Philip José Farmer
Fugue for a Darkening Island
Christopher Priest
The Man who Japed
Philip K. Dick
Flandry of Terra
Poul Anderson
The Universe Against Her
James H. Schmitz
Time for the Stars
Robert A. Heinlein
The Falling Torch
Algis Budrys
Millennium
John Varley
Cetaganda
Lois McMaster Bujold
Prador Moon
Neal Asher
The Worlds of Poul Anderson
Poul Anderson
The Pastel City
M. John Harrison
Broken Angels
Richard Morgan
Polity Agent
Neal Asher
Galactic North
Alastair Reynolds
The Gone-Away World
Nick Harkaway
The Best of Murray Leinster
Murray Leinster
Operation Chaos
Poul Anderson
Zootsuit Black
Jon George
Cold War in a Country Garden
Lindsay Gutteridge
The Stone that Never Came Down
John Brunner
The Long Run
Daniel Keys Moran
Killer Pine
Lindsay Gutteridge
Camp Concentration
Thomas Disch
Real-Time World
Christopher Priest
The Grain Kings
Keith Roberts
Agent of the Terran Empire
Poul Anderson
Old Twentieth
Joe Haldeman
The Stars My Destination
Alfred Bester
Globalhead
Bruce Sterling
The Instrumentality of Mankind
Cordwainer Smith
Buy Jupiter
Isaac Asimov
Earth Is Room Enough
Isaac Asimov

2010

Transition
Iain Banks
Altered Carbon
Richard Morgan
The Quiet War
Paul J. McAuley
Black Man
Richard Morgan
The Other Log of Phineas Fogg
Philip José Farmer
House of Suns
Alastair Reynolds
The Raw Shark Texts
Steven Hall
The Night Sessions
Ken MacLeod
The Enquiries of Doctor Eszterhazy
Avram Davidson
The Gate of Worlds
Robert Silverberg
This Is Not a Game
Walter Jon Williams
The Legion of Time
Jack Williamson
After World’s End
Jack Williamson
The Legion of Space
Jack Williamson
World War Z
Max Brooks
Big Planet
Jack Vance
Next of Kin
Eric Frank Russell
The Steam-Driven Boy
John Sladek
Foundation
Isaac Asimov
Foundation and Empire
Isaac Asimov
Second Foundation
Isaac Asimov
Carve the Sky
Alexander Jablokov
First Amongst Sequels
Jasper Fforde
Shades of Grey
Jasper Fforde
The Dragon Never Sleeps
Glen cook
Passage at Arms
Glen cook
Spin
Robert Charles Wilson
Ha’Penny
Jo Walton
The Fuller Memorandum
Charlie Stross
All You Need Is KILL
Hiroshi Sakurazaka
The Restoration Game
Ken MacLeod
Brass Man
Neal Asher
Komarr
Lois McMaster Bujold
A Civil Campaign
Lois McMaster Bujold
Empire of Bones
Liz Williams
Diplomatic Immunity (reread)
Lois McMaster Bujold
Shards of Honor (reread)
Lois McMaster Bujold
Barrayar
Lois McMaster Bujold
Surface Detail
Iain M. Banks
The Warrior’s Apprentice
Lois McMaster Bujold
The Vor Game
Lois McMaster Bujold
Brothers in Arms
Lois McMaster Bujold
Borders of Infinity
Lois McMaster Bujold
Ethan of Athos
Lois McMaster Bujold
Mirror Dance
Lois McMaster Bujold
Memory
Lois McMaster Bujold
The Quantum Thief
Hannu Rajaniemi
Pride of Chanur (reread)
C. J. Cherryh
Chanur’s Venture
C. J. Cherryh

2011

The Left Hand of Darkness
Ursula K. LeGuin
Absorption
John Meaney
Bold as Love
Gwyneth Jones
Ashes of Victory
David Weber
War of Honor
David Weber
Winterfair Gifts
Lois McMaster Bujold
The Female Man
Joanna Russ
China Mountain Zhang
Maureen F. McHugh
Cowboy Feng’s Bar and Grill
Steve Brust
Foreigner
C. J. Cherryh
The Sword of Rhiannon
Leigh Brackett
Gridlinked
Neal Asher
Line of Polity
Neal Asher
Lightborn
Tricia Sullivan
The Halfling and Other Stories
Leigh Brackett
A Point of Honor
Dorothy J. Heydt
Trading in Danger
Elizabeth Moon
Golden Witchbreed
Mary Gentle
A Sporting Chance
Elizabeth Moon
At All Costs
David Weber
Mission of Honor
David Weber
The Deep State
Walter John Williams
Old Man’s War
John Scalzi
The Gabble and Other Stories
Neal Asher
Rule 34
Charlie Stross
The Ghost Brigades
John Scalzi
The Last Colony
John Scalzi
Cryoburn
Lois McMaster Bujold
Needle in a Timestack
Robert Silverberg
Invader
C. J. Cherryh
10,000 Light-Years from Home
James Tiptree, Jr.
Omnitopia Dawn
Diane Duane
Trouble and Her Friends
Melissa Scott
Deathworld
Harry Harrison
Spirit
Gwyneth Jones
Dragonflight
Anne McCaffrey
Toast: And Other Rusted Futures
Charlie Stross
Dragonquest
Anne McCaffrey
Planet of the Damned
Harry Harrison

2012

City of the Chasch
Jack Vance
Valor’s Choice
Tanya Huff
The White Dragon
Anne McCaffrey
The Better Part of Valor
Tanya Huff
The Heart of Valor
Tanya Huff
Osama
Lavie Tidhar
The Honor of the Queen
David Weber
The Short Victorious War
David Weber
Field of Dishonor
David Weber
Flag in Exile
David Weber
Honor Among Enemies
David Weber
In Enemy Hands
David Weber
Echoes of Honor
David Weber
Star Hunter
Andre Norton
Hellflower
Eluki bes Shahar
Slow River
Nicola Griffith
The Children Star
Joan Slonczewski
Intrusion
Ken MacLeod
We Who Are About To…
Joanna Russ
Darkland
Liz Williams
The Apocalypse Codex
Charlie Stross
Blue Remembered Earth
Alastair Reynolds
The Fourth Wall
Walter Jon Williams
Double Vision
Tricia Sullivan
Once a Hero
Elizabeth Moon
Rules of Engagement
Elizabeth Moon
Natural History
Justina Robson
The Hydrogen Sonata
Iain M. Banks
Terminal World
Alastair Reynolds
Outies
J. R. Pournelle

2013

Bloodmind
Liz Williams
Dragonsong
Anne McCaffrey
Dragonsinger
Anne McCaffrey
Valor’s Trial
Tanya Huff
The Truth of Valor
Tanya Huff
Gabriel’s Ghost
Linnea Sinclair
Hammered
Elizabeth Bear
Scardown
Elizabeth Bear
Worldwired
Elizabeth Bear
Dragondrums
Anne McCaffrey
Remnant Population
Elizabeth Moon
Hunting Party
Elizabeth Moon
Five-Twelfths of Heaven
Melissa Scott
Sporting Chance (reread)
Elizabeth Moon
Inversions
Iain M. Banks
Adrift on the Sea of Rains
Ian Sales
God’s War
Kameron Hurley
Silence in Solitude
Melissa Scott
The Time Traders
Andre Norton
The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood
Up Against it
M. J. Locke
The Silver Ship and the Sea
Brenda Cooper
Agent of Change
Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Fledgling
Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Vast
Linda Nagata
The Eye with Which the Universe Beholds Itself
Ian Sales
The Dispossessed
Ursula K. LeGuin
Ancillary Justice
Ann Leckie
Plague Ship
Andre Norton
Conflict of Honors
Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Carpe Diem
Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Dust
Elizabeth Bear
Chill
Elizabeth Bear
Grail
Elizabeth Bear
Voodoo Planet
Andre Norton
Crashcourse
Wilhelmina Baird
The Defiant Agents
Andre Norton
Moxyland
Lauren Beukes
Neptune’s Brood
Charlie Stross
Then Will the Great Ocean Wash Deep Above
Ian Sales

2014

Key Out of Time
Andre Norton
Rocannon’s World
Ursula K. LeGuin
Pushing Ice
Alastair Reynolds
Zoe’s Tale
John Scalzi
Ascension
Jacqueline Koyanagi
Dhalgren
Samuel R. Delany
Morlock Night
K. W. Jeter
Dark Eden
Chris Beckett
Zero Sum Game
SL Huang
A Soldier’s Duty
Jean Johnson
The Ship Who Sang
Anne McCaffrey
Velveteen vs the Junior Super Patriots
Seanan McGuire
Undertow
Elizabeth Bear
Velveteen vs the Multiverse
Seanan McGuire
Peacekeeper
Laura E. Reeve
Lagoon
Nnedi Okorafor
Hurricane Fever
Tobias Buckell
The Lives of Tao
Wesley Chu
Moving Target
Elizabeth Moon
On a Red Station, Drifting
Aliette de Bodard
The Adventures of Alyx
Joanna Russ
The Steerswoman
Rosemary Kirstein
Witch World
Andre Norton
Zwarte Sterren
Roelof Goudriaan (Ed.)
The Outskirter’s Secret
Rosemary Kirstein
Roadside Picnic
Boris & Arkady Strugatsky
The Zero Stone
Andre Norton
Ordeal in Otherwhere
Andre Norton
Exiles of the Stars
Andre Norton
Storm over Warlock
Andre Norton
Judgement on Janus
Andre Norton
Victory on Janus
Andre Norton
Ancillary Sword
Ann Leckie
The Stone Boatmen
Sarah Tolmie
The Lost Steersman
Rosemary Kirstein
Orlando
Virginia Woolf
Schitterende Wereld
Mel Hartman
Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance
Lois McMaster Bujold
Het Laatste Verhaal
Guido Eekhaut
The Violent Century
Lavie Tidhard
The Dark Colony
Richard Penn
The Nemesis from Terra
Leigh Brackett
Meeting the Sculptor
Floris M. Kleijne
The Martian
Andy Weir
Falling Free
Lois McMaster Bujold
Monument
Lloyd Biggle Jr

2015

Half Life
SL Huang
Pandora’s Planet
Christopher Anvil
The Lion Game
James H. Schmitz
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Becky Chambers
Annihilation
Jeff VanderMeer
My Real Children
Jo Walton
Sarah Canary
Karen Joy Fowler
Juniper Time
Kate Wilhelm
Behold the Man
Michael Moorcock
Elysium
Jennifer Marie Brissett
The Fall of Chronopolis
Barrington J. Bayley
Strata
Terry Pratchett
The Race
Nina Allan
Sterrensplinters
Eddy C. Bertin
The Three-Body Problem
Cixin Liu
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Claire North
Wave without a Shore
C. J. Cherryh
Hero Complex
Sean O’Hara
At the Seventh Level
Suzette Haden Elgin
Soldiers of Paradise
Paul Park
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
Lest Darkness Falls
L. Sprague De Camp

2016

The Rhesus Chart
Charlie Stross
Rocket Girls
Hōsuke Nojiri
Gene Mapper
Taiyo fuiji
Mardock Scramble
Tow Ubukata
Usurper of the Sun
Hōsuke Nojiri
If Then
Matthew De Abaitua
Europe in Autumn
Dave Hutchinson
Europe at Midnight
Dave Hutchinson