Check out the impressive table of contents for the anthology Twenty-First Century Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden, coming later this year (November):

Here’s the book description:

Twenty-First Century Science Fiction is an enormous anthology of short stories—close to 250,000 words—edited by two of the most prestigious and award-winning editors in the SF field and featuring recent stories from some of science fiction’s greatest up-and-coming authors.

David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have long been recognized as two of the most skilled and trusted arbiters of the field, but Twenty-First Century Science Fiction presents fans’ first opportunities to see what their considerable talents come up with together, and also to get a unique perspective on what’s coming next in the science fiction field.

The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and established favorites to incandescent new talents including Paolo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear, and Peter Watts, and the stories selected include winners and nominees of all of the science fiction field’s major awards.

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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.

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Tor.com quickly established itself as one of the web’s premiere online venues of high quality free fiction. Like they did last year, they are collecting some of the best stories from their archives during the last 12 months. And they’re offering for in DRM-Free, eBook format for the low, low price of nothing.

Here’s the table of contents:

  1. Dormanna” by Gene Wolfe
  2. Portrait of Lisane de Patagnia” by Rachel Swirsky
  3. The Mongolian Wizard” by Michael Swanwick
  4. A Tall Tail” by Charles Stross
  5. The Ghosts of Christmas” by Paul Cornell
  6. The Finite Canvas” by Brit Mandelo
  7. Am I Free to Go?” by Kathryn Cramer
  8. About Fairies” by Pat Murphy
  9. Our Human” by Adam-Troy Castro
  10. Faster Gun” by Elizabeth Bear

Sure, you could read these online for free. But why not pick up your favorite eBook reader and read it?

The free eBook is available from Amazon or iTunes. (Presumably a Nook version is coming soon)

This past weekend, several speculative fiction luminaries gathered for An Evening in Honor of Gene Wolfe, a night to honor the man himself. I wish I could have been there, but since I couldn’t be, this video of the festivities, taken by William Shunn, will have to suffice.

It’s a fun game of Count the Authors!

[via Michael Swanwick, another Merry-go-roundabout! Read his writeup of the event here.]

Kathryn Cramer has posted the table of contents for Year’s Best SF 17, the upcoming anthology she co-edited with David G. Hartwell being published on May 29, 2012:

  1. “The Best Science Fiction of the Year Three” by Ken MacLeod
  2. “Dolly” by Elizabeth Bear
  3. “Altogether Elsewhere, Vast Herds of Raindeer” by Ken Liu
  4. “Tethered” by Mercurio Rivera
  5. “Wahala” by Nnedi Okorafor
  6. “Laika’s Ghost” by Karl Schroeder
  7. “Ragnarok” by Paul Park
  8. “Six Months, Three Days” by Charlie Jane Anders
  9. “And Weep Like Alexander” by Neil Gaiman
  10. “The Middle of Somewhere” by Judith Moffett
  11. “Mercies” by Gregory Benford
  12. “The Education of Junior Number 12″ by Madeline Ashby
  13. “Our Candidate” by Robert Reed
  14. “Thick Water” by Karen Heuler
  15. “The War Artist” by Tony Ballantyne
  16. “The Master of the Aviary” by Bruce Sterling
  17. “Home Sweet Bi’Ome” by Pat MacEwan
  18. “For I Have Lain Me Down on the Stone of Lonliness and I’ll Not Be Back Again” by Michael Swanwick
  19. “The Ki-anna” by Gwyneth Jones
  20. “Eliot Wrote” by Nancy Kress
  21. “The Nearest Thing” by Genevieve Valentine
  22. “The Vector Alphabet of Intersellar Travel” by Yoon Ha Lee
  23. “The Ice Owl” by Carolyn Ives Gilman

This June, Tachyon will release The Sword & Sorcery Anthology edited by David G. Hartwell and Jacob Weisman. Check out this stellar lineup:

  1. “Tower of the Elephant” by Robert E. Howard
  2. “Black God’s” Kiss by C. L. Moore
  3. “The Unholy Grail” by Fritz Leiber
  4. “The Tale of Hauk” by Poul Anderson
  5. “The Caravan of Forgotten Dreams” by Michael Moorcock
  6. “The Adventuress” by Joanna Russ
  7. “Gimmile’s Song” by Charles R. Saunders
  8. “Undertow” by Karl Edward Wagner
  9. “The Stages of the God” by Ramsey Campbell (writing as Montgomery Comfort)
  10. “The Barrow Troll” by David Drake
  11. “Soldier of an Empire Unacquainted with Defeat” by Glen Cook
  12. “Epistle from Lebanoi” by Michael Shea
  13. “Become a Warrior” by Jane Yolen
  14. “The Red Guild” by Rachel Pollack
  15. “Six from Atlantis” by Gene Wolfe
  16. “The Sea Troll’s Daughter” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  17. “The Coral Heart” by Jeffrey Ford
  18. “Path of the Dragon” by George R. R. Martin
  19. “The Year of Three Monarchs” by Michael Swanwick

Kathryn Cramer has posted the table of contents for Year’s Best SF 15, the latest in the anthology she co-edits with David G. Hartwell which goes on sale May 2010:

  1. “Infinities” by Vandana Singh
  2. “This Peaceable Land; or the Unbearable Vision of Harriet Beacher Stowe” by Robert Charles Wilson
  3. “The Unstrung Zither” by Yoon Ha Lee
  4. “Black Swan” by Bruce Sterling
  5. “Exegesis” by Nancy Kress
  6. “Erosion” by Ian Creasey
  7. “Collision” by Gwyneth Jones
  8. “Donovan Sent Me” by Gene Wolfe
  9. “The Calculus Plague” by Marissa K. Lingen
  10. “The Island” by Peter Watts
  11. “One of Our Bastards Is Missing” by Paul Cornell
  12. “Lady of the White-Spired City” by Sarah L. Edwards
  13. “The Highway Code” by Brian Stableford
  14. “On the Destruction of Copenhagen by the War Machines of the Merfolk” by Peter M. Ball
  15. “The Fixation” by Alastair Reynolds
  16. “In Our Garden” by Brenda Cooper
  17. “Blocked” by Geoff Ryman
  18. “The Last Apostle” by Michael Cassut
  19. “Another Life” by Charles Oberndorf
  20. “The Consciousness Problem” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  21. “Tempest 43″ by Stephen Baxter
  22. “Bespoke” by Genevieve Valentine
  23. “Attitude Adjustment” by Eric James Stone
  24. “Edison’s Frankenstein” by Chris Roberson

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