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Table of Contents: THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: THIRTY-SECOND ANNUAL COLLECTION Edited by Gardner Dozois (With Free Fiction Links!)

Gardner Dozois has announced (and Elizabeth Bear has shared) the table of contents for next year’s Best-Of anthology The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois.

Here’s the book description:

The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year’s best science fiction stories

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “The Fifth Dragon” by Ian McDonald (Reach for Infinity)
  2. “The Rider” by Jérôme Cigut (F&SF)
  3. The Days of the War, as Red as Blood, as Dark as Bile” by Aliette de Bodard (Subterranean Online)
  4. The Burial of Sir John Mawe at Cassini” by Chaz Brenchley (Subterranean Online)
  5. “The Regular” by Ken Liu (Upgraded)
  6. “The Woman from the Ocean” by Karl Bunker (Asimov’s)
  7. “Shooting the Apocalypse” by Paolo Bacigalupi (The End Is Nigh)
  8. Weather” by Susan Palwick (Clarkesworld)
  9. “The Hand Is Quicker” by Elizabeth Bear (The Book of Robert Silverberg)
  10. “The Man Who Sold the Moon” by Cory Doctorow (Hieroglyph)
  11. “Vladimir Chong Chooses To Die” by Lavie Tidhar (Analog)
  12. “Beside the Damned River” by D.J. Cockburn (Interzone)
  13. The Colonel” by Peter Watts (
  14. “Entanglement” by Vandana Singh (Hieroglyph)
  15. “White Curtain” by Pavel Amnuel (F&SF)
  16. “Slipping” by Lauren Beukes (Twelve Tomorrows)
  17. Passage of Earth” by Michael Swanwick (Clarkesworld)
  18. “Amicae Aeternum” by Ellen Klages (Reach for Infinity)
  19. “In Babelsberg” by Alastair Reynolds (Reach for Infinity)
  20. “Sadness” by Timons Esaias (Analog)
  21. West to East” by Jay Lake (Subterranean Online)
  22. Grand Jeté (The Great Leap)” by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean Online)
  23. “Covenant” by Elizabeth Bear (Hieroglyph)
  24. Jubilee” by Karl Schroeder (
  25. “Los Piratas del Mar de Plastico (Pirates of the Plastic Ocean)” by Paul Graham Raven (Twelve Tomorrows)
  26. “Red Light, and Rain” by Gareth L. Powell (Solaris Rising 3)
  27. Coma Kings” by Jessica Barber (Lightspeed)
  28. “The Prodigal Son” by Allen M. Steele (Asimov’s)
  29. “God Decay” by Rich Larson (Upgraded)
  30. “Blood Wedding” by Robert Reed (Asimov’s)
  31. The Long Haul, from the Annals of Transportation, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009” by Ken Liu (Clarkesworld)
  32. “Shadow Flock” by Greg Egan (Coming Soon Enough)
  33. “Thing and Sick” by Adam Roberts (Solaris Rising 3)
  34. Communion” by Mary Anne Mohanraj (Clarkesworld)
  35. “Someday” by James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s)
  36. “Yesterday’s Kin” by Nancy Kress (Tachyon)

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Series: Year’s Best Science Fiction (Book 32)
  • Paperback: 704 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (July 7, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 1250064422
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250064424

[via Sense of Wonder]

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2 Comments on Table of Contents: THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: THIRTY-SECOND ANNUAL COLLECTION Edited by Gardner Dozois (With Free Fiction Links!)

  1. Moonbase_Alphan // December 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm //

    not quite the right place for this question, but close enough. What’s happened with Hartwell’s Year’s Best SF? Is 18 the end of the line? Did the change of format kill the sales?

    • I sent Gardner Dozois a query about this a while back, and he was kind enough to reply that, as far as he knew, the Hartwell series has ended.

      We don’t know any reason, but perhaps it will be addressed in the Summation of Gardner’s book.

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