[UPDATED with fiction links]

Editor Rich Horton has posted the (preliminary but close-to-final) contents of Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2009 Edition:

  1. Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s, March)
  2. Glass” by Daryl Gregory (MIT Technology Review, November/December)
  3. “The Art of Alchemy” by Ted Kosmatka (F&SF, June)
  4. “The Fifth Star in the Southern Cross” by Margo Lanagan (Dreaming Again)
  5. “Character Flu” by Robert Reed (F&SF, June)
  6. The Region of Unlikeness” by Rivka Galchen (The New Yorker, March 17)
  7. “The Ray-Gun: A Love Story” by James Alan Gardner (Asimov’s, February)
  8. “The Fantasy Jumper” by Will McIntosh (Black Static, February)
  9. “Balancing Accounts” James L. Cambias (F&SF, February)
  10. Suicide Drive” by Charlie Anders (Helix #7, January)
  11. “The Eyes of God” by Peter Watts (The Solaris Book of New SF, Volume 2)
  12. “The Golden Octopus” by Beth Bernobich (Postscripts, Summer))
  13. “Fixing Hanover” by Jeff VanderMeer (Extraordinary Engines)
  14. Boojum” by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette (Fast Ships, Black Sails)
  15. Catherine Drewe” by Paul Cornell (Fast Forward 2)
  16. Evil Robot Monkey” by Mary Robinette Kowal (The Solaris Book of New SF, Volume 2)
  17. “The Tear” by Ian McDonald (Galactic Empires)

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