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Cover: THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY 2015 by Joe Hill and John Joseph Adams

Editor John Joseph Adams has revealed the cover for the upcoming anthology The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015, which he is co-editing with Joe Hill.

There’s no official synopsis yet, besides a generic “A collection of the best American science fiction and fantasy stories published during 2014.” But John Joseph Adams says that the final selection process is underway and that the final volume is to have 20 stories: 10 science fiction + 10 fantasy. The book is being published by Mariner Books and has a release date of October 6, 2015.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Series: Best American
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books (October 6, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 0544449770
  • ISBN-13: 978-0544449770
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6 Comments on Cover: THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY 2015 by Joe Hill and John Joseph Adams

  1. Peter nel // February 5, 2015 at 6:21 am //

    I see that Mariner books is an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, so it’s still a part of the revered Best American series, but still – the decision to present this book with a cover quite distinct from the usual series livery is quite thought-provoking.

    I wonder if it’s because the book is new and needs to be eye-catching, or has the whole series been revamped?

  2. [Yawn] A boring background with boring generic clipart and boring text in random ugly colors doesn’t exactly shout “science fiction and fantasy” to me.

  3. David Greybeard // February 5, 2015 at 9:03 am //

    Any cover design that has the words JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS is enough to warrant my attention. He’s a darn good editor and one that I trust. On its own? Yeah, a very dull and unexciting cover.

  4. Dave Thompson // February 5, 2015 at 9:09 am //

    JJA *and* Joe Hill is essentially a book asking my wallet to double-down. I will happily do so.

    Can’t wait to see what the final ToC is!

  5. Peter Nel // February 6, 2015 at 7:06 am //

    But I like the cover! It’s bold, it’s eye-catching, and it’s going to stand out from the books around it.

    Were you hoping for a mysterious cowled figure at the helm of a starship?!

    Mind you, that would’ve been brilliant . . .

  6. I like the cover mostly *because* it’s different, but still clean and interesting. My guess here is that the title will attract sf/f fans, and the cover design is meant to appeal to a more mainstream audience.

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