TOC: ‘Year’s Best SF 18′ Edited by David G. Hartwell


SF Scope has posted the table of contents for the upcoming anthology Year’s Best SF 18 edited by David G. Hartwell.

Here’s the book description:

Once again, the finest short-form SF offerings of the year have been collected in a single volume.

With Year’s Best SF 18, acclaimed, award-winning editor and anthologist David G. Hartwell demonstrates the amazing depth and power of contemporary speculative fiction, showcasing astonishing stories from some of science fiction’s most respected names as well as exciting new writers to watch. In this anthology, prepare to travel light years from the ordinary into a tomorrow at once breathtaking, frightening, and possible with some of the greatest tales of wonder published in 2012.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Old Paint” by Megan Lindholm
  2. “The Ghosts of Christmas” by Paul Cornell
  3. “Prayer” by Robert Reed
  4. “The Battle of Candle Arc” by Yoon Ha Lee
  5. “Dormanna” by Gene Wolfe
  6. “Holmes Sherlock: a Hwarhath Mystery” by Eleanor Arnason
  7. “Electrica” by Sean McMullen Electrica
  8. “Perfect Day” by C.S. Freidman
  9. “Swift as a Dream and Fleeting as a Sigh” by John Barnes
  10. “Liberty’s Daughter” by Naomi Kritzer
  11. “Weep for Day” by Indrapramit Das
  12. “In Plain Sight” by Pat Cadigan
  13. “Application” by Lewis Shiner
  14. “A Love Supreme” by Kathleen Ann Goonan
  15. “Close Encounters” by Andy Duncan
  16. “Two Sisters in Exile” by Aliette de Bodard
  17. “Waves” by Ken Liu
  18. “The North Revena Ladies Literary Society” by Catherine Shaffer
  19. “Antarctica Starts Here” by Paul McAuley
  20. “Bricks, Sticks, Straw” by Gwyneth Jones”
  21. “The Sigma Structure Symphony” by Gregory Benford
  22. “Glass Future” by Deborah Walker
  23. “If Only” by Tony Ballantyne
  24. “The Woman Who Shook the World Tree” by Michael Swanwick
  25. “Nahiku West” by Linda Nagata
  26. “Houseflies” by Joe Pitkin
  27. “Branches on My Back, Sparrows in My Ear” by Nikki J. North
  28. “The Peak of Eternal Light” by Bruce Sterling

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Publisher: Tor Books (December 10, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0765338203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765338204

3 thoughts on “TOC: ‘Year’s Best SF 18′ Edited by David G. Hartwell”

  1. The TOC looks GREAT!

    But, it is a terrible shame they are abandoning the mass market paperback format!!!

  2. I noticed the change of publisher, publication date and format. And Hartwell seems to have shed the “G”.

    I’m also surprised to see no mention of Kathryn Cramer as co-editor. There was nothing on her blog as of yesterday, and she always used to post the TOC.

    A whole new phase of the series, then. Hope it works.

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