Adam Morgan is a clever guy with good taste. He wrote a “Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2015” for the SF Signal & that’s worth looking over.
Some of his recommendations that really stood out to me: Bats of the Republic by Zachary Thomas Dodson, Vermillion by Molly Tanzer, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, & Emma Newman’s Planetfall.
Over at the Hugo award-winning SF Signal, I listed my 13 favorite science fiction and fantasy novels of the year.
“2015 was a great year for speculative fiction. Plenty of household names (e.g., Kim Stanley Robinson, Neal Stephenson, Margaret Atwood, and David Mitchell) put out great books, and several relative newcomers established themselves as writers to watch. Perhaps most encouraging, however, is the abundance of diverse voices available in bookstores, online, and awards shortlists (minus the whole Hugo Awards fiasco). Science fiction and fantasy is undoubtedly more representative of the world population today than at any time in history, and that’s something to be excited about. Not just as a human being, but as a curious reader, too.”
Head over to SF Signal for the list, complete with previews.