Yesterday, I put up a list of all of the things I had published in 2014. Today is when I tell you about the things that other people wrote that I read and loved in 2014. This is an incomplete list, partially because the vast majority of my books are packed in boxes in another state, and so I can't look at my shelves as a reminder, and also because I am behind on my short fiction reading. (This means I am even more grateful than usual for the recommendation/ here's what I wrote posts that other people are putting up.)
I wrote a post for SF Signal on some of my favorite 2014 genre novels, and you can find that here. I wish that I had remembered to include Maggie Stiefvater's wonderful Blue Lily, Lily Blue on that list - it's the third of her Raven Cycle books, and they are all wonderful.
In terms of non-genre books, my favorites were essay collections - Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, Eula Biss' On Immunity, and Leslie Jamison's The Empathy Exams. It was a good year to read smart women thinking about things.
I loved John Scalzi's novel Lock In, but I loved the prequel novella, Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome even more.
"Grand Jeté (The Great Leap)" - Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Online)
"Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (the Successful Kind)" - Holly Black (the link goes to the reprint in Lightspeed, but it is originally from the Monstrous Affections anthology.)
"How to Get Back to the Forest" - Sofia Samatar (Lightspeed)
"A Dweller in Amenty" - Genevieve Valentine (Nightmare)
"If You Were a Tiger, I'd Have to Wear White" - Maria Dahvana Headley (Uncanny)
"The Quality of Descent" - Megan Kurashige (Lightspeed)
"When It Ends, He Catches Her" - Eugie Foster (Daily SF)
"The Fisher Queen" - Alyssa Wong (F&SF)