This time? I'm moderating, and the other panelists include two state-certified crisis counselors from NY and asim, so I know this version will run smoothly.
So here's the list that I generated for (and added to at) Wiscon.
What else should be on that list? I've just requested Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy via inter-library loan. What else should I be reading, or at least be aware of?
Two that I'll definitely be adding:
* Handled very well, IMO: "The Mermaids Singing Each to Each", by Cat Rambo.
* Handled very poorly, IMO: "Spar", by Kij Johnson.
I tend to focus more on novels, because more people have read them, but I found the contrast between those two stories striking - not least because they were published in back-to-back issues of Clarkesworld.
So. What've you got?