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New Best-of Anthology: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

Jonathan Strahan will be editing a new anthology for Night Shade Books that collects both science fiction and fantasy stories:

Night Shade have agreed to let me edit the book I’ve long wanted to: a single year’s best volume that will collect the best science fiction and fantasy stories in a single volume. I’ve always believed that readers have broader tastes than they’re given credit for and that science fiction and fantasy overlap far more than people want to believe. So, in March 2007 Night Shade will publish The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, a suitably enormous and gorgeous trade paperback. I can’t wait to see it. I’ve been reading like crazy, and think it’s going to be something really special.

Throw another anthology onto the pile of books I want to read…

I gotta wonder, though, when is enough enough? Sure, each editor has their own opinion of what’s best, but between the Dozois, the Hartwell/Cramer, the Horton, the other Strahan, the other other Strahan and all the rest (not to mention the fantasy anthologies) – will the market support all of these? Pfff…and people tell me there’s no room for an anthology of award nominees!

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1 Comment on New Best-of Anthology: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

  1. Given that it is Night Shade (a fine outfit, to be sure), it’s not going to have (alas) the same bookstore distribution of a Hartwell or a Dozois.

    Of course, on the anthology of award nominees, if your name were Dozois, or Hartwell, or any Strahan (so to speak) and you wanted to do such an anthology, then people might say there was room in the market for the anthology. Time to interview Dozois or Hartwell, etc., and plant the seed!


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