TOC: Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2009 Edition edited by Rich Horton

[Updated with story links]

Editor Rich Horton has posted the contents of Fantasy: The Best of the Year, 2009 Edition:

  1. 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s, July)
  2. “Araminta, or, The Wreck of the Amphidrake” by Naomi Novik (Fast Ships, Black Sails)
  3. “Falling Angel” by Eugene Mirabelli (F&SF, December)
  4. The Magician’s House” by Meghan McCarron (Strange Horizons, July 14-21)
  5. “The Difficulties of Evolution” by Karen Heuler (Weird Tales, July/August)
  6. A Water Matter” by Jay Lake (
  7. “Spiderhorse” by Liz Williams (Realms of Fantasy, August)
  8. “Firooz and His Brother” by Alex Jeffers (F&SF, May)
  9. The God of Au” by Ann Leckie (Helix #8, Spring)
  10. Silent as Dust” by James Maxey (Intergalactic Medicine Show #7, January)
  11. “Blue Vervain Murder Ballad #2: Jack of Diamonds” by Erik Amundsen (Not One of Us, October)
  12. “Gift from a Spring” by Delia Sherman (Realms of Fantasy, April)
  13. “The Hiss of Escaping Air” by Christopher Golden (PS Publishing)
  14. “King Pelles the Sure” by Peter S. Beagle (Strange Roads)
  15. We Love Deena” by Alice Sola Kim (Strange Horizons, February 11)
  16. “Daltharee” by Jeffrey Ford (The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy)
  17. “The Road to Levinshir” by Patrick Rothfuss (Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy)
  18. The Small Door” by Holly Phillips (Fantasy, May)
  19. “If Angels Fight” by Richard Bowes (F&SF, February)

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