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Table of Contents: THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF THE YEAR VOLUME 1 Edited by Neil Clarke

Neil Clarke has announced the table of contents of The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume 1, which will be out in June 2016 from Night Shade Books. Check it out!

About the book:

To keep up-to-date with the most buzzworthy and cutting-edge science fiction requires sifting through countless magazines, e-zines, websites, blogs, original anthologies, single-author collections, and more—a task accomplishable by only the most determined and voracious readers. For everyone else, Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the inaugural volume of The Best Science Fiction of the Year, a new yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World Fantasy award–winning editor Neil Clarke, collecting the finest that the genre has to offer, from the biggest names in the field to the most exciting new writers.

The best science fiction scrutinizes our culture and politics, examines the limits of the human condition, and zooms across galaxies at faster-than-light speeds, moving from the very near future to the far-flung worlds of tomorrow in the space of a single sentence. Clarke, publisher and editor in chief of the acclaimed and award-winning magazine Clarkesworld, has selected the short science fiction (and only science fiction) best representing the previous year’s writing, showcasing the talent, variety, and awesome “sensawunda” that the genre has to offer.

Table of Contents (in no particular order)

  1. “A Murmuration” by Alastair Reynolds (Interzone, March/April 2015)
  2. “In Blue Lily’s Wake” by Aliette de Bodard (Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan)
  3. “Outsider” by An Owomeyla (Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan)
  4. “Another Word for World” by Ann Leckie (Future Visions, edited by Microsoft & Melcher Media)
  5. “Iron Pegasus” by Brenda Cooper (Mission Tomorrow, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt)
  6. “Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World” by Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed, September 2015)
  7. “Bannerless” by Carrie Vaughn (The End Has Come, edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey)
  8. “Gypsy” by Carter Scholz (PM Press)
  9. “The Smog Society” by Chen Qiufan, translated by Ken Liu and Carmen Yiling Yan (Lightspeed, August 2015)
  10. “The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss” by David Brin (Old Venus, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois)
  11. “Damage” by David D. Levine (Tor.com, 1/21/2015)
  12. “Capitalism in the 22nd Century” by Geoff Ryman (Stories for Chip, edited by Nisi Shawl and Bill Campbell)
  13. “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu (Uncanny, January/February 2015)
  14. “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan” by Ian McDonald (Old Venus, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois)
  15. “Hold-Time Violations” by John Chu (Tor.com, 10/17/2015)
  16. “Two-Year Man” by Kelly Robson (Asimov’s, August 2015)
  17. “The Gods Have Not Died in Vain” by Ken Liu (The End Has Come, edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey)
  18. “Today I Am Paul” by Martin L. Shoemaker (Clarkesworld, August 2015)
  19. “Cocoons” by Nancy Kress (Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan)
  20. “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)
  21. “So Much Cooking” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, November 2015)
  22. “No Placeholder for You, My Love” by Nick Wolven (Asimov’s, August 2015)
  23. “Wild Honey” by Paul McAuley (Asimov’s, August 2015)
  24. “Meshed” by Rich Larson (Clarkesworld, February 2015)
  25. “Empty” by Robert Reed (Asimov’s, December 2015)
  26. “Calved” by Sam J. Miller (Asimov’s, September 2015)
  27. “The Audience” by Sean McMullen (Analog, June 2015)
  28. “Hello, Hello” by Seanan McGuire (Future Visions, edited by Microsoft & Melcher Media)
  29. “Three Bodies at Mitanni” by Seth Dickinson (Analog, June 2015)
  30. “Violation of the TrueNet Security Act” by Taiyo Fujii, Translated by Jim Hubbert (Lightspeed, July 2015)
  31. “The Cold Inequalities” by Yoon Ha Lee (Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan)
About Kristin Centorcelli (842 Articles)
Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).

1 Comment on Table of Contents: THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF THE YEAR VOLUME 1 Edited by Neil Clarke

  1. Looks like a good lineup. I see three stories from Asimov’s August issue. I recently read that one and thought it was the finest I’d come across in quite some time. Glad to see I was validated!

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