My favorite books of 2019

It’s Christmas Eve, which means I’m type type typing, attempting to finish my long list of deadlines before I put on my Santa hat and artfully arrange presents around a tree for my baby daughter who doesn’t even know who Santa is quite yet. Anyway, here’s a short list of the reads that made my 2019 delightful and fun. I firmly believe that we are absolutely, completely, one hundred percent living in a Golden Age of science fiction and fantasy, and nearly everything I read this year was absolutely delightful. Don’t believe me? Read these books.

A Song For A New Day by Sarah Pinsker
The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes
The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull
Velocity Weapon by Megan O’Keefe
Ancestral Night by Elizabeth Bear
The Future of Another Time by Annalee Newitz
The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley
The City In The Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders
Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone
The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith
Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes

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Karen Osborne

KAREN OSBORNE is a writer, visual storyteller and violinist. Her short fiction appears in Escape Pod, Robot Dinosaurs, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Uncanny and Fireside. She is a member of the DC/MD-based Homespun Ceilidh Band, emcees the Charm City Spec reading series, and once won a major event filmmaking award for taping a Klingon wedding. Her debut novel, Architects of Memory, is forthcoming in 2020 from Tor Books.

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