The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine

Author: Lauren Beukes
Publisher: Solaris
ISBN: 1849979103
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FEATURING KELLY LINK * HOLLY BLACK * KEN LIU * USMAN T. MALIK * LAUREN BEUKES * PAOLO BACIGALUPI * JOE ABERCROMBIE * GENEVIEVE VALENTINE * NICOLA GRIFFITH * CAITLÍN R. KIERNAN * GREG EGAN * K. J. PARKER * RACHEL SWIRSKY * ALICE SOLA KIM * GARTH NIX * KARL SCHROEDER * ELLEN KLAGES * KAI ASHANTE WILSON * MICHAEL SWANWICK * ELEANOR ARNASON * JAMES PATRICK KELLY * IAN MCDONALD * AMAL EL-MOHTAR * TIM MAUGHAN * ELIZABETH BEAR * THEODORA GOSS * PETER WATTS Science fiction and fantasy has never been more diverse or vibrant, and 2014 has provided a bountiful crop of extraordinary stories. These stories are about the future, worlds beyond our own, the realms of our imaginations and dreams but, more importantly, they are the stories of ourselves. Featuring best-selling writers and emerging talents, here are some of the most exciting genre writers working today. Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan once again brings you the best stories from the past year. Within you will find twenty-eight amazing tales from authors across the globe, displaying why science fiction and fantasy are genres increasingly relevant to our turbulent world.

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

Author: Jonathan Strahan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1597803049
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Strahan's fifth anthology contains 29 wide-ranging tales. Neil Gaiman's "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains" is a deceptively simple folktale-styled story of the price one may pay for gold. "The Sultan of the Clouds" by Geoffrey Landis untangles a complex knot of childish power. Sarah Rees Brennan's "The Spy Who Never Grew Up" gives a beloved childhood icon a sinister update; Diana Peterfreund's "The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn" turns unicorn lore on its head; and Rachel Swirsky's "The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen's Window" puts a fantasy spin on the temporal culture shock of immortality. This year the fantasy tales outdo the SF in depth of storytelling and characterization, though all the inclusions are strong, with few ideas left by the wayside.

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Nine

Author: Jonathan Strahan
Publisher: Solaris
ISBN: 9781781083093
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The best of the year's Science Fiction and Fantasy stories as selected by the multiple award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. DISTANT WORLDS, TIME TRAVEL, EPIC ADVENTURE, UNSEEN WONDERS AND MUCH MORE! The best, most original and brightest science fiction and fantasy stories from around the globe from the past twelve months are brought together in one collection by multiple award winning editor Jonathan Strahan. This highly popular series now reaches volume nine and will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents. Previous volumes have included stories from Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Adam Robets, Ellen Klages, and many many more.

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 6

Author: Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1597803456
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The science fiction and fantasy fields continue to evolve, setting new marks with each passing year. For the sixth year in a row, master anthologist Jonathan Strahan has collected stories to captivate, entertain, and showcase the very best the genre has to offer. Critically acclaimed, and with a reputation for including award-winning speculative fiction, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year is the only major “best of” anthology to collect both fantasy and science fiction under one cover. Jonathan Strahan has edited more than thirty anthologies and collections, including The Locus Awards (with Charles N. Brown), The New Space Opera (with Gardner Dozois), and Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery.

The Best Science Fiction of the Year

Author: Neil Clarke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1597805882
Format: PDF, ePub
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To keep up-to-date with the most buzzworthy and cutting-edge science fiction requires sifting through countless magazines, e-zines, websites, blogs, original anthologies, single-author collections, and more—a task accomplishable by only the most determined and voracious readers. For everyone else, Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the inaugural volume of The Best Science Fiction of the Year, a new yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World Fantasy award-winning editor Neil Clarke, collecting the finest that the genre has to offer, from the biggest names in the field to the most exciting new writers. The best science fiction scrutinizes our culture and politics, examines the limits of the human condition, and zooms across galaxies at faster-than-light speeds, moving from the very near future to the far-flung worlds of tomorrow in the space of a single sentence. Clarke, publisher and editor in chief of the acclaimed and award-winning magazine Clarkesworld, has selected the short science fiction (and only science fiction) best representing the previous year's writing, showcasing the talent, variety, and awesome "sensawunda" that the genre has to offer. Neil Clarke is the award-winning publisher and editor in chief of Clarkesworld magazine, winner of three Hugo Awards for Best Semiprozine, and the editor of the 2014 cyborg-themed original anthology Upgraded. Clarke lives in Stirling, New Jersey.

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

Author: Jonathan Strahan
Publisher: Best Science Fiction & Fantasy
ISBN: 9781597800686
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Gathers stories by such writers as Neil Gaiman, Peter S. Beagle, Cory Doctorow, Jeffrey Ford, Walter Jon Williams, Tim Powers, Gene Wolfe, Connie Willis, and Robert Reed.

Best Horror of the Year

Author: Ellen Datlow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1597806315
Format: PDF
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“Datlow’s The Best Horror of the Year series is one of the best investments you can make in short fiction. The current volume is no exception.” ?Adventures Fantastic For more than three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the center of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the tenth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night. Encompassed in the pages of The Best Horror of the Year have been such illustrious writers as: Neil Gaiman Kim Stanley Robinson Stephen King Linda Nagata Laird Barron Margo Lanagan And many others With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalog of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today’s most challenging and exciting writers.

The Year s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 Edition

Author: Rich Horton
Publisher: Prime Books
ISBN: 9781607014911
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This ninth volume of the year's best science fiction and fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including Charlie Jane Anders, Steven Barnes, Seth Dickinson, Kameron Hurley, Rich Larson, Ian R. MacLeod, Paul McAuley, Adam Roberts, Lavie Tidhar, Genevieve Valentine, Carrie Vaughn, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Asimov's, Bridging Infinity, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lightspeed, and other top venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.