Jonathan Strahan has has posted the table of contents for his upcoming anthology The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Eight:

Here’s the book description:

The best of the year’s Science Fiction and Fantasy stories as selected by the multiple award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. The series moves to its new publishing home, Solaris, with this eighth annual volume of the celebrated and popular series.

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 eight 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.

With this volume the series comes to a new home at Solaris, publishers of Jonathan Strahan’s award-winning original Infinities SF anthologies and the and Fearsome fantasy anthologies.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie (Dangerous Women)
  2. “Zero for Conduct” by Greg Egan (Twelve Tomorrows)
  3. Effigy Nights” by Yoon Ha Lee (Clarkesworld)
  4. “Rosary and Goldenstar” by Geoff Ryman (F&SF)
  5. “The Sleeper and the Spindle” by Neil Gaiman (Rags and Bones)
  6. “Cave and Julia” by M. John Harrison (Kindle Singles)
  7. The Herons of Mer de l’Ouest” by M Bennardo (Lightspeed)
  8. Water” by Ramez Naam (An Aura of Familiarity)
  9. The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling” by Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
  10. The Ink Readers of Doi Saket” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Tor.com)
  11. Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls” by Richard Parks (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  12. Rag and Bone” by Priya Sharma (Tor.com)
  13. “The Book Seller” by Lavie Tidhar (Interzone)
  14. The Sun and I” by K.J. Parker (Subterranean)
  15. The Promise of Space” by James Patrick Kelly (Clarkesworld)
  16. The Master Conjurer” by Charlie Jane Anders (Lightspeed)
  17. “The Pilgrim and the Angel” by E. Lily Yu (McSweeney’s 45)
  18. “Entangled” by Ian R. Macleod (Asimov’s)
  19. “Fade to Gold” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (End of the Road)
  20. Selkie Stories are for Losers” by Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons)
  21. “In Metal, In Bone” by An Owomoyela (Eclipse Online)
  22. “Kormack the Lucky” by Eleanor Arnason (F&SF)
  23. Sing” by Karin Tidbeck (Tor.com)
  24. Social Services” by Madeline Ashby (An Aura of Familiarity)
  25. “The Road of Needles” by Caitlín R Kiernan (Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales)
  26. Mystic Falls” by Robert Reed (Clarkesworld)
  27. “The Queen of Night’s Aria” by Ian McDonald (Old Mars)
  28. The Irish Astronaut” by Val Nolan (Electric Velocipede)

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Series: Best SF & Fantasy of the Year (Book 8)
  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Solaris (May 13, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1781082162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781082164

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