Locus’ Recommended Reading for 2005 – the master list – is out on their website: http://www.locusmag.com/2006/Issues/02RecommendedReading.html
Liking the first novel category which includes matociquala‘s Hammered/Scardown/Worldwired and jaylake‘s Rocket Science. Jay – and Deborah – score in the anthology category for Polyphony 5 too while Elizabeth Bear gets another mention in the novelette category for “Wax” alongside Jay, with Ruth Nestvold, for “The Canadian Who Came Almost All the Way Home From the Stars”.
And congratulations to all the other writers who are mentioned in this list. I need to get reading, but until I’ve got a wider sampling, I can certainly recommend the talents of Sarah Monette, Jason Stoddard, Theodora Goss and Holly Black (all of whom I had the pleasure of meeting at World Fantasy in November). I’d certainly welcome opinions on what to put on my to-buy list….