Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Best Books of 2014: SF Signal Special Needs in Strange Worlds

Sarah Chorn has a great recurring column at SF SIGNAL: Special Needs in Strange Worlds
where she highlights books focusing on and celebrating disabilities in science fiction and fantasy. What a great idea! Yesterday, she came out with the best books in 2014 and I'm thrilled to find Hollow World on it.  That's the twelfth time my little science fiction project has made a "best of" or "most anticipated list."

Sarah asked Mieneke van der Salm and Paul Weimer to help her come up with the final list of 13 titles:
  • Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
  • Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith
  • Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
  • Binary by Stephanie Saulter
  • Premonitions by Jamie Schultz
  • War Dogs by Greg Bear
  • Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone
  • Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
  • Lock In by John Scalzi
  • Afterparty by Daryl Gregory
  • Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
  • We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory
  • Hollow World by Michael J. Sullivan

So if you like characters who are slightly off the norm, then check out some of these books...and tune in for Sarah's ongoing column where she reviews books and interviews author's. I've found some very entertaining reads through the column. 


  1. Michael,
    Congrats on making another well-deserved list.
    I wonder if you could answer a quick question. Do you get notified whenever one of your books "makes the list" or do you have to constantly search to see whenever someone adds you or your novel gets added?
    Just wondering.
    Keep up the great work.

  2. It's kinda all over the map. Sometimes the blogger will send you message with a link...other times I run into them because I read the particular blog. Then there are times that I "check to see if anything new has happened" and I find such things then. In this case, I saw a tweet that alerted me to the list.