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Table of Contents: THE VERY BEST OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, VOLUME 2 Edited by Gordon Van Gelder

Tachyon (and Marty Halpern) has posted the table of contents for the upcoming anthology The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2 edited by Gordon Van Gelder, now available for pre-order.

Here’s the book description:

Fantasy & Science Fiction continues to showcase some of the most famous authors writing in any genre. The magazine jumpstarted the careers of bestselling authors such as Roger Zelazny, Bruce Sterling, and Jane Yolen and continues to champion bold new crossover talents including Paolo Baciagalupi and Ken Liu.

Now drawing upon F&SF’s impressive history of classic and contemporary tales, this extraordinary companion anthology revisits and expands upon sixty-five years’ worth of top-notch fiction. These broad-ranging, award-winning tales appeal to readers of genre fiction and beyond, exploring alternate history, time travel, urban fantasy, virtual reality, modern myth, horror, interstellar travel, epic fantasy, mystery, and space opera.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “The Third Level” by Jack Finney (1952)
  2. “The Cosmic Charge Account” by C. M. Kornbluth (1956)
  3. “The Country of the Kind” by Damon Knight (1956)
  4. “The Anything Box” by Zenna Henderson (1956)
  5. “The Prize of Peril” by Robert Sheckley (1958)
  6. ” ‘—All You Zombies—‘ ” by Robert A. Heinlein (1959)
  7. “A Kind of Artistry” by Brian W. Aldiss (1962)
  8. “Green Magic” by Jack Vance (1963)
  9. “NarrowValley” by R. A. Lafferty (1966)
  10. “Sundance” by Robert Silverberg (1969)
  11. “Attack of the Giant Baby” by Kit Reed (1976)
  12. “The Hundredth Dove” by Jane Yolen (1977)
  13. “Jeffty Is Five” by Harlan Ellison® (1977)
  14. “Salvador” by Lucius Shepard (1984)
  15. “The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, Everything” by George Alec Effinger (1984)
  16. “Rat” by James Patrick Kelly (1986)
  17. “The Friendship Light” by Gene Wolfe (1989)
  18. “The Bone Woman” by Charles de Lint (1993)
  19. “The Lincoln Train” by Maureen F. McHugh (1995)
  20. “Maneki Neko” by Bruce Sterling (1998)
  21. “Winemaster” Robert Reed (1999)
  22. “SuicideCoast” by M. John Harrison (1999)
  23. “Have Not Have” by Geoff Ryman (2001)
  24. “The People of Sand and Slag” by Paolo Bacigalupi (2004)
  25. “Echo” by Elizabeth Hand (2005)
  26. “The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates” by Stephen King (2008)
  27. “The Paper Menagerie” by Ken Liu (2011)

I so loved Heinlein’s “All You Zombies…”

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications (July 15, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1616961635
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616961633
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