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Table of Contents: THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2016 Edited by Rich Horton

Check out the lineup for This Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016, edited by Rich Horton!

Here’s a bit about the book:

This eighth volume of the year’s best science fiction and fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre’s greatest authors, including John Barnes, Elizabeth Bear, C.C. Finlay, Yoon Ha Lee, Kelly Link, Ian McDonald, Seanan McGuire, Vonda N. McIntyre, Geoff Ryman, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Analog, Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Meeting Infinity, and other top venues, The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

Here’s the table of contents:

  1. “The Daughters of John Demetrius” by Joe Pitkin (Analog)
  2. “Endless Forms Most Beautiful” by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (Analog)
  3. “Twelve and Tag” by Gregory Norman Bossert (Asimov’s)
  4. “Mutability” by Ray Nayler (Asimov’s)
  5. “Acres of Perhaps” by Will Ludwigsen (Asimov’s)
  6. “Unearthly Landscape by a Lady” by Rebecca Campbell (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  7. “The King in the Cathedral” by Rich Larson (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  8. “Little Sisters” by Vonda N. McIntyre (Book View Cafe)
  9. “The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild” by Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld)
  10. “Asymptotic” by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld)
  11. “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld)
  12. “Today I Am Paul” by Martin L. Shoemaker (Clarkesworld)
  13. “The Deepwater Bride” by Tamysn Muir (F&SF)
  14. “The Two Paupers” by C.S.E. Cooney (Fairchild Books)
  15. “Hello Hello” by Seanan McGuire (Future Visions)
  16. “The Astrakhan, the Homburg, and the Red, Red Coal” by Chaz Brenchley (Lightspeed)
  17. “Time Bomb Time” by C.C. Finlay (Lightspeed)
  18. “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead” by Brooke Bolander (Lightspeed)
  19. “The Karen Joy Fowler Book Club” by Nike Sulway (Lightspeed)
  20. “My Last Bringback” by John Barnes (Meeting Infinity)
  21. “Drones” by Simon Ings (Meeting Infinity)
  22. “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson” by Elizabeth Bear (Old Venus)
  23. “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Idea Countness Rathagan” by Ian McDonald (Old Venus)
  24. “The Graphology of Hemorrhage” by Yoon Ha Lee (Operation Arcana)
  25. “Capitalism in the 22nd Century” by Geoff Ryman (Stories for Chip)
  26. “The Game of Smash and Recovery” by Kelly Link (Strange Horizons)
  27. “This Evening’s Performance” by Genevieve Valentine (The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk)
  28. “Please Undo This Hurt” by Seth Dickinson (
  29. “Consolation” by John Kessel (Twelve Tomorrows)
  30. “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang (Uncanny)
About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).
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