TOC: ‘The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Seven’ Edited by Jonathan Strahan


Jonathan Strahan has posted the table of contents for his upcoming anthology The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Seven being published by Night Shade Books on March 5, 2013.

Here’s the book description:

In print and on-line, science fiction and fantasy is thriving as never before. A multitude of astonishingly creative and gifted writers are boldly exploring the mythic past, the paranormal present, and the promises and perils of myriad alternate worlds and futures. There are almost too many new and intriguing stories published every year for any reader to be able to experience them all. So how to make sure you haven’t missed any future classics?

Award-winning editor and anthologist Jonathan Strahan has surveyed the expanding universes of modern sf and fantasy to find the brightest stars in today’s dazzling literary firmament. From the latest masterworks by the acknowledged titans of the field to fresh visions from exciting new talents, this outstanding collection is a comprehensive showcase for the current state of the art in both science fiction and fantasy. Anyone who wants to know where the future of imaginative short fiction is going, and treat themselves to dozens of unforgettable stories, will find this year’s edition of Best Science Fiction and Fantasy to be just what they’re looking for!

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times” by Eleanor Arnason
  2. “Great Grandmother in the Cellar” by Peter S. Beagle
  3. “Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard
  4. “Troll Blood” by Peter Dickinson
  5. “Close Encounters” by Andy Duncan
  6. “Blood Drive” by Jeffrey Ford
  7. “Adventure Story” by Neil Gaiman
  8. “The Grinnell Method” by Molly Gloss
  9. “Beautiful Boys” by Theodora Goss
  10. “The Easthound” by Nalo Hopkinson
  11. “Mantis Wives” by Kij Johnson
  12. “Bricks” by Sticks” by Straw” by Gwyneth Jones
  13. “Goggles c 1910″ by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  14. “The Education of a Witch” by Ellen Klages
  15. “The Color Least Used by Nature” by Ted Kosmatka
  16. “Significant Dust” by Margo Lanagan
  17. “Two Houses” by Kelly Link
  18. “Mono No Aware” by Ken Liu
  19. “Macy Minnot’s Last Christmas on Dione, Ring Racing, Fiddler’s Green, the Potter’s Garden” by Paul McAuley
  20. “Swift” by Brutal Retaliation” by Megan McCarron
  21. “About Fairies” by Pat Murphy
  22. “Nahiku West” by Linda Nagata
  23. “Let Maps to Others” by K.J. Parker
  24. “Jack Shade in the Forest of Souls” by Rachel Pollack
  25. “Katabasis” by Robert Reed
  26. “What Did Tessimond Tell You?” by Adam Roberts
  27. “The Contrary Gardener” by Christopher Rowe
  28. “Joke in Four Panels” by Robert Shearman
  29. “Domestic Magic” by Steve Rasnic Tem & Melanie Tem
  30. “Reindeer Mountain” by Karin Tidbeck
  31. “Fade to White” by Catherynne M. Valente
  32. “A Bead of Jasper” by Four Small Stones” by Genevieve Valentine

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books (March 5, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1597804592
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597804592