Novel recommendations for October 2015

I'm continuing my tally of the best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2015. Here's how it works: People send me their recommendations, which I add to the previous month's list. The list starts with those novels which received the highest number of recommendations. If I've reviewed a novel on the list I've linked the novel's title to that review.

The people who made the recommendations are named at the bottom (unless they wanted to stay anonymous). While a number of authors recommended novels, none of them were allowed to name their own works.

If you have SF/F novels to recommend send them my way or add them to the comments below (I'll update this tally until the end of October with any new recs sent in). Please limit recommendations to two novels per month per person. People who already recommended novels can send more recs each month. And before anyone even tries, it's not hard to figure out when people are trying to game my tally system. So don't ask people to flood me with recs for your novel.

Novels with multiple recommendations

  • Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear (5 recs)
  • The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard (5 recs)
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (5 recs)
  • The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu (5 recs)
  • Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (4 recs)
  • Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (4 recs)
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik (4 recs)
  • Updraft by Fran Wilde (3 recs)
  • Court of Fives by Kate Elliott (3 recs)
  • Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie (3 rec)
  • Red Girls: The Legend of the Akakuchibas by Kazuki Sakuraba (3 recs)
  • The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi (2 recs)
  • Tracker by C.J. Cherryh (2 recs)
  • The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (2 recs)
  • Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald (2 recs)
  • Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor (2 recs)
  • All That Outer Space Allows by Ian Sales (2 recs)

Novels with one recommendation

  • Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak
  • Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley Beaulieu
  • Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop
  • Long Black Curl by Alex Bledsoe
  • Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs
  • Time Salvager by Wesley Chu
  • Gemini Cell by Myke Cole
  • The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
  • White City by Seb Doubinsky
  • Unseemly Science by Rod Duncan
  • Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman
  • Last First Snow by Max Gladstone
  • Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant
  • Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand
  • Dead Ice by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Day Shift by Charlaine Harris
  • The Drafter by Kim Harrison
  • Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Lightless by C.A. Higgins
  • Dark Heir by Faith Hunter
  • Mystic Marriage by Heather Rose Jone
  • Angles of Attack by Marko Kloos
  • Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace
  • Cold Iron by Stina Leicht
  • A Red-Rose Chain by Seanan McGuire
  • Labyrinthian by Sunny Moraine
  • The Nexus Trilogy by Ramez Naam
  • Touch by Claire North
  • The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
  • Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
  • Windswept by Adam Rakunas
  • Flex ('Mancer) by Ferrett Steinmetz
  • The Flux ('Mancer) by Ferrett Steinmetz
  • Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • Vermilion: The Adventures of Lou Merriwether, Psychopomp by Molly Tanzer
  • The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis
  • A Headful of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
  • Radiance: A Novel by Catherynne M. Valente
  • Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig
  • Oracle by Michelle West
  • Weathering by Lucy Wood

Many thanks to everyone who shared with me their favorite SF/F novels of 2015: Aliette de Bodard, Richard Bowes, K Tempest Bradford, Maurice Broaddus, Adam Callaway, Robert davis, Diabolical Plots (David Steffen), Shaun Duke, Andy Hedgecock, S.L. Huang, Patrick Kelly, Aidan Moher, Cheryl Morgan, J. Oliver, Jeffrey Petersen, Liz Schiller, Joe Sherry, John H. Stevens, Jonah Sutton-Morse, Zoë Sumra, Charles Tan, Megan Tiedje, Sara L. Uckelman, Jetse de Vries, Eddi Vulić, Sean Wallace, Paul Weimer, Cynthia Wentworth, AC Wise. There were also a handful of people who asked to remain anonymous.

If anyone sees errors on this list (such as novels which weren't first published in 2015), let me know.