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Table of Contents: THE YEAR’S TOP TEN TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION 7 Edited by Allan Kaster

We’re sharing the table of contents for the new anthology The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 7 edited by Allan Kaster, today, which comes in an audiobook and Kindle version.

Fisrt, here’s the book description:

An unabridged audio collection of the best of the best science fiction stories published in 2014 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster, as narrated by top voice talents. In Marielena, by Nina Allan, an immigrant is haunted by his past, as well as his present and future, in a disturbingly mean-spirited near-future England. A convicted serial killer is sentenced to rightminding to cure his neurological disorder that resulted in the sociopathic murdering of thirteen women in Covenant, by Elizabeth Bear. The Magician and LaPlace s Demon by Tom Crosshill, follows a powerful AI that discovers the existence of magic and then prosecutes a vendetta against the magicians who grow more powerful as their numbers dwindle. In Sadness, by Timons Esaias, a man strikes back, as best he can, against the powerful aliens who conquered Earth long ago. In Amicae Aeternum, by Ellen Klages, a young girl shares her last morning on Earth with her girlfriend before boarding a generation starship. Red Lights, and Rain, by Gareth L. Powell, is a blend of sci-fi and vampire-hunting lore in which the vampires are made, not born. In The Sarcophagus, by Robert Reed, the maintenance cyborgs of the Great Ship encounter a stranded spacer in a derelict lifesuit from a long ago ship. In Babelsberg, by Alastair Reynolds, showcases a robot whose account of the dead colonists recently found on Titan are challenged by another AI. In Passage of Earth, by Michael Swanwick, a coroner gets a taste of the Earth invaders superior intelligence while dissecting a giant worm-like alien. Finally, in The Colonel, by Peter Watts, Colonel Moore tries to assess the capabilities of the hived human intelligences that have attacked a compound under his command. Read by Tom Dheere and Nancy Linari.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Marielena” by Nina Allan
  2. “Covenant” by Elizabeth Bear
  3. “The Magician and LaPlace’s Demon” by Tom Crosshill
  4. “Sadness” by Timons Esaias
  5. “Amicae Aeternum” by Ellen Klages
  6. “Red Lights, and Rain” by Gareth L. Powell
  7. “The Sarcophagus” by Robert Reed
  8. “In Babelsberg” by Alastair Reynolds
  9. “Passage of Earth” by Michael Swanwick
  10. “The Colonel” by Peter Watts

Audioook info as per Amazon US:

  • Publisher: AudioText; Audio CDs edition (June 23, 2015)
  • Running Time: More than 7 hours on 7 CDs
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884612733
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884612732
About John DeNardo (13012 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

1 Comment on Table of Contents: THE YEAR’S TOP TEN TALES OF SCIENCE FICTION 7 Edited by Allan Kaster

  1. This looks good. I’ll have to check it out.

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