Everything in Reverse

January 2023

All Systems Red and Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

December 2022

Stories from Reconstruction by Alaya Dawn Johnson

  • “A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i”
  • “Their Changing Bodies”
  • “The Score”
  • “Reconstruction”

November 2022

No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull

October 2022

The Unraveling by Benjamin Rosenbaum

September 2022

Dead Collections by Isaac Fellman

August 2022

The Seep by Chana Porter

July 2022

The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai

June 2022

Prism Stalker by Sloane Leong

May 2022

Stories from Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora ed. by Sheree Renée Thomas, and an SRT short story:

April 2022

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

March 2022

A Country of Ghosts by Margaret Killjoy

February 2022

The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

January 2022

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon

December 2021

Stories from The Best of World SF: Volume 1 ed. by Lavie Tidhar

  • “Immersion” by Aliette Bodard
  • “Fandom For Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
  • “The Emptiness in the Heart of Things” by Fabio Fernandes
  • “The Sun from Both Sides” by R.S.A. Garcia
  • “The Bank of Burkina Faso” by Ekaterina Sedia
  • “The Old Man with the Third Hand” by Kofi Nyameye
  • Plus bonus stories “The Last Voyage of Skidbladnir” by Karin Tidbeck and “If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again” by Zen Cho

November 2021

Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

October 2021

The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin

September 2021

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

August 2021

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi

July 2021

Stories from Exhalation by Ted Chiang

  • “Exhalation”
  • “The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate”
  • “Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom”
  • Plus bonus stories: “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling” and “Omphalos”

June 2021

The Four Profound Weaves by R. B. Lemberg

May 2021

Bitter Root by David F. Walker, Chuck Brown, Sanford Greene, et al. and Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

April 2021

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

March 2021

The Empress of Salt and Fortune and When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo

February 2021

The City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders

January 2021

The Not Yet by Moira Crone

December 2020

Finna by Nino Cipri

November 2020

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

October 2020

Stories from Sycorax’s Daughters ed. by Kinitra Brooks, PhD, Linda D. Addison, and Susana Morris, PhD

  • “Tree of the Forest Seven Bells Turn the World Round Midnight” by Sheree Renée Thomas
  • “Born Again” by RaShell R. Smith-Spears
  • “The Monster” by Crystal Connor
  • “Kim” by Nicole D. Sconiers
  • “Summer Skin” by Zin E. Rocklyn
  • “Polydactyly” by Tanesha Nicole Tyler
  • Extra Credit: “Foundling” by Tenea D. Johnson (If you want to read some SF)

September 2020

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

August 2020

Stories from Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

  • “The Finkelstein 5”
  • “The Era”
  • “Zimmer Land”
  • “Friday Black”
  • “Through the Flash”

July 2020

We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin

June 2020

Stories from Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker

  • “Wind Will Rove”
  • “And Then There Were (N-One)”
  • “No Lonely Seafarer”
  • “The Low Hum of Her”
  • “The Sewell Home For the Temporally Displaced”
  • Plus bonus story “Our Lady of the Open Road”

May 2020

Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

April 2020

Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

March 2020

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

February 2020

The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz

January 2020

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

December 2019

Stories from New Suns ed. by Nisi Shawl

  • “The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex” by Tobias S. Buckell
  • “The Fine Print” by Chinelo Onwualu
  • “The Freedom of the Shifting Sea” by Jaymee Goh
  • “Blood and Bells” by Karin Lowachee
  • “Dumb House” by Andrea Hairston

November 2019

Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee

October 2019

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee

September 2019

This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

August 2019

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

July 2019

The Breath of the Sun by Rachel Fellman

June 2019

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

May 2019

Stories from Six Months, Three Days, Five Others by Charlie Jane Anders

  • “As Good As New”
  • “Six Months, Three Days”
  • “Clover”
  • Plus bonus story: “Because Change was the Ocean and We Lived by Her Mercy”

April 2019

Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller

March 2019

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

February 2019

The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard

January 2019

The Black Tides of Heaven and The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang

December 2018

Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

November 2018

The Devourers by Indra Das

October 2018

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

September 2018

The Stars Change by Mary Anne Mohanraj

August 2018

The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks

July 2018

Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn

June 2018

Sing” and “Listen” by Karin Tidbeck

May 2018

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

April 2018

Long Division by Kiese Laymon

March 2018

The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy

February 2018

Stories from Changing Planes by Ursula K. Le Guin

  • “Sita Dulip’s Method”
  • “Porridge on Islac”
  • “The Silence of the Asonu”
  • “Wake Island”
  • “The Fliers of Gy”
  • “The Island of the Immortals”
  • Plus bonus story: “The Royals of Hegn”

January 2018

The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo

December 2017

Stories from Iraq + 100 ed. by Hassan Blasim

  • “Kahramana” by Anoud
  • “The Day by Day Mosque” by Mortada Gzar, trans. by Katharine Halls
  • “Operation Daniel” by Khalid Kaki, trans. by Adam Talib
  • “Kuszib” by Hassan Abdulrazzak
  • “The Here and Now Prison” by Jalal Hasan, trans. by Max Weiss

November 2017

Everfair by Nisi Shawl

October 2017

Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

September 2017

Novellas from Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold

  • “The Borders of Infinity,” also in Miles Errant (discussion focus)
  • “The Mountains of Mourning,” also in Young Miles (originally discussed December 2008)
  • “Labyrinth,” also in Miles, Mystery, and Mayhem

August 2017

When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

July 2017

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson

June 2017

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

May 2017

WisCon 41 GOH night, selections by Amal El-Mohtar and Kelly Sue DeConnick

  • Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro

Short stories and poems by Amal El-Mohtar

April 2017

A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson

March 2017

Too Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer

February 2017

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

January 2017

Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz

December 2016

Stories from Sisters of the Revolution ed. by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer

  • “The Perfect Married Woman” by Angélica Gorodischer
  • “The Men Who Live in Trees” by Kelly Barnhill
  • “Tales from the Breast” by Hiromi Goto
  • “The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet” by Vandana Singh
  • “Stable Strategies for Middle Management” by Eileen Gunn
  • Plus bonus stories: “The Screwfly Solution” by James Tiptree, Jr. and “When it Changed” by Joanna Russ

November 2016

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

October 2016

My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due

September 2016

Buffy Season Eight by Joss Whedon, Georges Jeanty, et al.

August 2016

Stories from Kabu Kabu by Nnedi Okorafor

  • “The Magical Negro”
  • “The Winds of Harmattan”
  • “The Carpet”
  • “The Popular Mechanic”
  • “Tumaki”
  • Plus bonus story “Spider the Artist” (originally discussed May 2010)

July 2016

Blindsight by Peter Watts

June 2016

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

May 2016

Stories from Get in Trouble by Kelly Link

  • “The Summer People”
  • “Secret Identity”
  • “Two Houses”
  • “Light”
  • Plus bonus stories: “Valley of the Girls,” “The New Boyfriend,” and “The Lesson”

April 2016

“Souls” by Joanna Russ

March 2016

Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett

February 2016

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

January 2016

Stations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick

December 2015

Stories from Octavia’s Brood ed. by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown

  • Introduction
  • “Revolution Shuffle” by Bao Phi
  • “The River” by adrienne maree brown
  • “The Long Memory” by Morrigan Phillips
  • “Little Brown Mouse” by Tunde Olaniran
  • “Manhunters” by Kalamu Ya Salaam
  • “Star Wars and the American Imagination” by Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • “The Only Lasting Truth” by Tananarive Due
  • Outro

November 2015

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (volumes 1 – 3)

October 2015

Monster Mashup!

  • Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Vampire Junction by S.P. Somtow

September 2015

The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne

August 2015

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

July 2015

Feed by Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire)

June 2015

Stories from Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond ed. by Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall

  • “The Farming of Gods” by Ibi Zoboi
  • “Life-pod” by Vandana Singh
  • “Protected Entity” by Daniel José Older
  • “Fées des Dents” by George S. Walker
  • PLUS bonus story: “Dances with Ghosts” by Joseph Bruchac

May 2015

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

April 2015

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

March 2015

A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar

February 2015

Forty Thousand in Gehenna by C. J. Cherryh

January 2015

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

December 2014

Stories from Beyond Binary ed. By Brit Mandelo

  • “Fisherman” by Nalo Hopkinson
  • ‘”A Wild and a Wicked Youth”‘ by Ellen Kushner
  • “Spoiling Veena” by Keyan Bowes
  • “The Metamorphosis Bud” by Liu Wen Zhuang

November 2014

Rupetta by Nike Sulway

October 2014

The City & the City by China Miéville

September 2014

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

August 2014

Stories from Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

  • “Story of Your Life”
  • “Seventy-Two Letters”
  • “Liking What You See: A Documentary”

July 2014

Among Others by Jo Walton

June 2014

Stories from What I Didn’t See by Karen Joy Fowler

  • “What I Didn’t See”
  • “Pelican Bar”
  • “The Dark”
  • “King Rat”
  • PLUS for bonus points: “The Women Men Don’t See” by James Tiptree, Jr.

May 2014

The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin

April 2014

Shikasta by Doris Lessing

March 2014

Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross

February 2014

Ammonite by Nicola Griffith

January 2014

The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

December 2013

Half World by Hiromi Goto

November 2013

The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells

October 2013

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

September 2013

After the Apocalypse by Maureen F. McHugh

August 2013

The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin

July 2013

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

June 2013

Cloud and Ashes by Greer Gilman

May 2013

Brain Plague by Joan Slonczewski

April 2013

Stories from Three Messages and a Warning ed. by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo and Chris N. Brown

  • “Murillo Park” by Augustín Cadena
  • “Photophobia” by Mauricio Montiel Figueiras
  • “Pink Lemonade” by Liliana V. Blum
  • “The Drop” by Claudia Guillén

March 2013

Wizard of the Pigeons by Megan Lindholm

February 2013

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

January 2013

Stories from Paper Cities ed. by Ekaterina Sedia (rescheduled from December, 2012)

  • “The Bumblety’s Marble” by Cat Rambo
  • “Tearjerker” by Steve Berman
  • “Palimpsest” by Cathrynne M. Valente

November 2012

Halfway Human by Carolyn Ives Gilman

October 2012

Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce

September 2012

The Lucky Strike by Kim Stanley Robinson (PM Press Outspoken Authors)

August 2012

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

July 2012

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

June 2012

Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugrešić

May 2012

Redwood and Wildfire by Andrea Hairston

April 2012

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

March 2012

Stories from Magic For Beginners by Kelly Link

  • “The Faery Handbag”
  • “Magic for Beginners”
  • “Lull”

February 2012

The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden by Cathrynne M. Valente

January 2012

The Einstein Intersection by Samuel R. Delany

December 2011

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

November 2011

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

October 2011

Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler

September 2011

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

August 2011

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin

February 2011 – July 2011

On hiatus for Think Galacticon 3

January 2011

A short story and an article:

  • Story from The Best of Michael Moorcock
  • Interview with Michael Moorcock from Mythmakers and Lawbreakers ed. by Margaret Killjoy

December 2010

Stories from Filter House by Nisi Shawl

November 2010

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

October 2010

Ragamuffin by Tobias Buckell

September 2010

Salt Fish Girl Changed to: When Fox is a Thousand by Larissa Lai

August 2010

Dragon’s Winter by Elizabeth A. Lynn

July 2010

Mindscape by Andrea Hairston

June 2010

Carmen Dog by Carol Emshwiller

May 2010

Stories from Seeds of Change ed. by John Joseph Adams:

  • “Spider the Artist” by Nnedi Okorafor
  • “N-Words” by Ted Kosmatka

April 2010

The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss

March 2010

Feed by M. T. Anderson

February 2010

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

January 2010

The Daughters Of The North by Sarah Hall (U.K. title: The Carhullan Army)

December 2009

The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor

November 2009

A Mirror For Observers by Edgar Pangborn

October 2009

Short stories:

  • “Hell Is The Absence of God”, from Stories Of Your Life And
    by Ted Chiang
  • “Reaching the Shore” by Guillermo Lavin from Cosmos Latinos,
    edited by Andrea L. Bell and Yolanda Molina-Gavilán

September 2009

War With The Newts by Karel Capek

August 2009

Towing Jehovah by James Morrow

July 2009

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

June 2009

The Iron Dragon’s Daughter by Michael Swanwick

May 2009

DMZ by Brian Wood & Riccardo Burchelli

April 2009

Stories from Pump Six by Paolo Bacigalupi:

  • “The Calorie Man”
  • “Pop Squad”
  • “Yellow Card Man”

March 2009

A Companion To Wolves by Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear

February 2009

Stories from Portable Childhoods by Ellen Klages:

  • “Time Gypsy”
  • “Triangle”
  • “The House of Seven Librarians”
  • PLUS recommended bonus story: “Guys Day Out”

January 2009

Fire Logic by Laurie J. Marks

December 2008

Two short stories:

  • “The Mountains of Mourning” by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • “Heirs of the Perisphere” by Howard Waldrop

November 2008

Trouble on Triton: An Ambiguous Heterotopia (orginal title: Triton) by Samuel R. Delany

October 2008

Woken Furies by Richard K. Morgan

September 2008

The Mount by Carol Emshwiller

August 2008

Under My Roof by Nick Mamatas

July 2008

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

June 2008

Stories from So Long Been Dreaming ed. by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan:

  • “Lingua Franca” by Carole McDonnell
  • “Necahual” by Tobias S. Buckell

May 2008

Half-Life by Shelly Jackson

April 2008

Alanya To Alanya by L. Timmel Duchamp

March 2008

Archangel Protocol by Lyda Morehouse

February 2008

Woman On The Edge Of Time by Marge Piercy

January 2008

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

December 2007

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

November 2007

The Kappa Child by Hiromi Goto

October 2007

Three short stories:

  • “The Screwfly Solution” by Racoona Sheldon (James Tiptree, Jr.)
  • “The Barbie Murders” by John Varley
  • “Even The Queen” by Connie Willis

September 2007

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm

August 2007

A Woman of the Iron People by Eleanor Arnason

July 2007

Two short stories:

  • “Coming of Age in Karhide” by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • “The Dead” by Michael Swanwick

June 2007

Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson

May 2007

Stormwitch by Susan Vaught

April 2007

Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress

March 2007

Larque On the Wing by Nancy Springer

February 2007

Maul by Tricia Sullivan

January 2007

The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper

December 2006

Dawn by Octavia Butler

November 2006

Kalpa Imperial by Angélica Gorodischer

October 2006

Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett

September 2006

Rax by Michael G. Coney (Canadian title: Pallahaxi Tide; U.K. title: Hello Summer, Goodbye)

August 2006

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (sometimes spelled Eugene Zamyetan)

July 2006

Angry Young Spaceman by Jim Munroe

June 2006

Two short stories:

  • “Deep End” by Nisi Shawl
  • “Jack” by China Miéville

May 2006

A Gift Upon the Shore by M. K. Wren

April 2006

Troll: A Love Story by Johanna Sinisalo

March 2006

Air by Geoff Ryman

February 2006

A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

January 2006

Two short stories:

  • “Houston, Houston, Do You Read” by James Tiptree, Jr.
  • “When It Changed” by Joanna Russ

December 2005

Blue Light by Walter Mosley

November 2005

Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson

October 2005

Distraction by Bruce Sterling

September 2005

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

August 2005

Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner

July 2005

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

June 2005

Everyone in Silico by Jim Munroe

May 2005

White Queen by Gwyneth Jones

April 2005

Virtual Death by Shale Aaron

March 2005

Becoming Human by Valerie J. Freireich

February 2005

Set This House in Order by Matt Ruff

January 2005

The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin

December 2004

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

November 2004

He, She and It by Marge Piercy (uniform title: He, She, and It; outside USA: Body of Glass)

October 2004

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

September 2004

Camp Concentration by Thomas Disch

August 2004

Solaris by Stanislaw Lem

July 2004

The Truth by Terry Pratchett

June 2004

Mission Child by Maureen McHugh

May 2004

The Two Georges by Harry Turtledove

April 2004

Babel 17 by Samuel R. Delany

March 2004

Star Fraction by Ken Macleod

February 2004

The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner

January 2004

King Rat by China Miéville

December 2003

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (Uniform title: Northern Lights)

November 2003

The Fourth Worl by Dennis Danvers

October 2003

Brightness Falls From the Air by James Tiptree, Jr.

September 2003

The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson

August 2003

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler

July 2003

The Slave and the Free by Suzy McKee Charnas (contains Walk to the End of the World and Motherlines)

June 2003

Fire on the Mountain by Terry Bisson

May 2003

Native Tongue by Suzette Hagen Elgin

April 2003

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

March 2003

A short story and an essay:

  • “The Day Before the Revolution” by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • “Science Fiction and Mrs. Brown” by Ursula K. Le Guin

February 2003

The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester

January 2003

1984 by George Orwell

December 2002

China Mountain Zhang by Maureen McHugh

November 2002

“Aye, and Gomorrah” by Samuel R. Delany

2 thoughts on “Everything in Reverse

  1. lisa

    i would like to read something by kim stanley robinson prior to next year’s wiscon. i see you already did “years of rice and salt” which was the one that i had in mind. rather not do the mars books. thoughts? (i know i don’t show up usually, but i keep thinking i’ll try to come back again…..)


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