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The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy: Book 1

Joe Hill
John Joseph Adams

Science fiction and fantasy enjoy a long literary tradition, stretching from Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, and Jules Verne to Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, and William Gibson. In The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy award-winning editor John Joseph Adams delivers a diverse and vibrant collection of stories published in the previous year. Featuring writers with deep science fiction and fantasy backgrounds, along with those who are infusing traditional fiction with speculative elements, these stories uphold a longstanding tradition in both genres - looking at the world and asking, What if...?

Table of Contents:

  • Foreword - by John Joseph Adams
  • Introduction - by Joe Hill

Science Fiction

Fantasy

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy: Book 2

John Joseph Adams
Karen Joy Fowler

From quiet, elegiac, contemporary tales to far-future, deep-space sagas, the stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Karen Joy Fowler for The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 demonstrate the vast spectrum of what science fiction and fantasy aims to illuminate, displaying the full gamut of the human experience, interrogating our hopes and our fears -- of not just what we can accomplish or destroy as a person, but what we can accomplish or destroy as a people -- and throwing us into strange new worlds that can only be explored when we shed the shackles of reality.

Table of Contents
(works which are available to read online for free are linked)

Editorial

  • Foreword by John Joseph Adams
  • Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler

Fantasy

Science Fiction

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy: Book 3

John Joseph Adams
Charles Yu

Science fiction and fantasy can encompass so much, from far-future deep-space sagas to quiet contemporary tales to unreal kingdoms and beasts. But what the best of these stories do is the same across the genres--they illuminate the whole gamut of the human experience, interrogating our hopes and our fears. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Charles Yu, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 continues to explore the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today, with Yu bringing his unique view--literary, meta, and adventurous--to the series' third edition.

Table of Contents:

Editorial

  • Foreword by John Joseph Adams
  • Introduction by Charles Yu

Fantasy

Science Fiction

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy: Book 4

N. K. Jemisin
John Joseph Adams

Today's readers of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries, combined with the classic desire to read about space ships and dragons, future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they intersect. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever--to illuminate what it means to be human. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor N. K. Jemisin, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today, with Jemisin bringing her lyrical, endlessly curious point of view to the series' latest edition.

Table of Contents:

FANTASY

SCIENCE FICTION

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy: Book 5

Carmen Maria Machado
John Joseph Adams

This omnivorous selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and World Fantasy Award finalist Carmen Maria Machado is a display of the most boundary-pushing, genre-blurring, stylistically singular science fiction and fantasy stories published in 2018. By sending us to alternate universes and chronicling ordinary magic, introducing us to mythical beasts and talking animals, and engaging with a wide spectrum of emotion from tenderness to fear, each of these stories challenge the way we see our place in the cosmos. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 represents a wide range of the most accomplished voices working in science fiction and fantasy, in fiction, today -- each story dazzles with ambition, striking prose, and the promise of the other and the unencountered.

Table of Contents:

  • Pitcher Plant - short story by Adam-Troy Castro (Nightmare Magazine)
  • What Everyone Knows - short story by Seanan McGuire (Kaiju Rising II)
  • The Storyteller's Replacement - short story by N. K. Jemisin (How Long ’til Black Future Month?)
  • Poor Unfortunate Fools - short story by Silvia Park (The Margins Transpacific Literary Project, November 1, 2018)
  • Six Hangings in the Land of Unkillable Women - short story by Theodore McCombs (Nightmare Magazine)
  • Hard Mary - novelette by Sofia Samatar (Lightspeed Magazine)
  • Variations on a Theme from Turandot - short story by Ada Hoffmann (Strange Horizons)
  • Through the Flash - novelette by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Friday Black)
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie Sing the Stumps Down Good - novelette by LaShawn M. Wanak (FIYAH)
  • The Kite Maker - short story by Brenda Peynado (Tor.com)
  • The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington - short story by P. Djèlí Clark (Fireside Magazine)
  • When Robot and Crow Saved East St. Louis - short story by Annalee Newitz (Future Tense Fiction)
  • Dead Lovers on Each Blade, Hung - novelette by Usman T. Malik (Nightmare Magazine)
  • STET - short story by Sarah Gailey (Fireside Magazine)
  • What Gentle Women Dare - short story by Kelly Robson (Uncanny Magazine)
  • Nine Last Days on Planet Earth - novelette by Daryl Gregory (Tor.com)
  • Dead Air - novelette by Nino Cipri (Nightmare Magazine)
  • Skinned - short story by Lesley Nneka Arimah (McSweeney’s #53, August 21, 2018)
  • Godmeat - short story by Martin Cahill (Lightspeed Magazine)
  • On the Day You Spend Forever with Your Dog - short story by Adam R. Shannon (Apex Magazine)
  • Other Notable Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories from 2018

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy: Book 6

John Joseph Adams
Diana Gabaldon

Today's readers of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries, combined with the classic desire to read about spaceships and dragons, future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they intersect. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever – to illuminate what it means to be human. With a diverse selection of stories chosen" by series editor John Joseph Adams and Diana Gabaldon, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today.

Table of Contents:

FANTASY

  • "Thirty-Three Wicked Daughters" by Kelly Barnhill from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
  • "Erase, Erase, Erase" by Elizabeth Bear from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
  • "Canst Thou Draw Out the Leviathan" by Christopher Caldwell from Uncanny Magazine
  • "The Freedom of the Shifting Sea" by Jaymee Goh from New Suns
  • "The Eight People Who Murdered Me (Excerpt from Lucy Westenra's Diary)" by Gwendolyn Kiste from Nightmare Magazine
  • "Up from Slavery" by Victor LaValle from Weird Tales
  • "Shape-ups at Delilah's" by Rion Amilcar Scott from The New Yorker
  • "Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island" by Nibedita Sen from Nightmare Magazine
  • "Another Avatar" by S.P. Somtow from Amazing Stories
  • "The Time Invariance of Snow" by E. Lily Yu from Tor.com

SCIENCE FICTION

  • "The Bookstore at the End of America" by Charlie Jane Anders from A People's Future of the United States
  • "Life Sentence" by Matthew Baker from Lightspeed Magazine
  • "Bullet Point" by Elizabeth Bear from Wastelands: The New Apocalypse
  • "The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex" by Tobias S. Buckell from New Suns
  • "Sacrid's Pod" by Adam-Troy Castro from Lightspeed Magazine
  • "Thoughts and Prayers" by Ken Liu from Future Tense Fiction
  • "The Robots of Eden" by Anil Menon from New Suns
  • "Between the Dark and the Dark" by Deji Bryce Olukotun from Lightspeed Magazine
  • "A Brief Lesson in Native American Astronomy" by Rebecca Roanhorse from The Mythic Dream
  • "The Archronology of Love" by Caroline M. Yoachim from Lightspeed Magazine

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy: Book 7

John Joseph Adams
Veronica Roth

This year's selection of science fiction and fantasy stories, chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and bestselling author of the Divergent series Veronica Roth, showcases a crop of authors that are willing to experiment and tantalize readers with new takes on classic themes and exchanges the ordinary for the avant-garde. Folktales and lore come alive, the dead rise, the depths of space are traversed, and magic threads itself through singular moments of love, loss, and the circulatory nature of life, death, the in-between, and the after. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 captures the all-too-real cataclysm of human nature, as it claims its place in the series with compelling prose, lyrical composition, and curiosity's never-ending pursuit of discovering the unknown.

Table of Contents:

FANTASY

  • "Glass Bottle Dancer" by Celeste Rita Baker from Lightspeed Magazine Issue #119, April 2020
  • "The Long Walk" by Kate Elliott from The Book of Dragons, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • "The Cleaners" by Ken Liu from Amazon Original Stories (Faraway Collection)
  • "Tiger's Feast" by KT Bryski from Nightmare Magazine Issue #98, November 2020
  • "Crawfather" by Mel Kassel from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2020
  • "Two Truths and a Lie" by Sarah Pinsker from Tor.com, June 17, 2020
  • "Let's Play Dead" by Senaa Ahmad from The Paris Review Issue #232, Spring 2020
  • "And This is How to Stay Alive" by Shingai Njeri Kagunda from Fantasy Magazine Issue #61, November 2020
  • "Our Language" by Yohanca Delgado from A Public Space Issue #29, Winter 2021
  • "The Rat" by Yohanca Delgado from One Story Issue #270, October 2020

SCIENCE FICTION

  • "One Time, a Reluctant Traveler" by A. T. Greenblatt from Clarkesworld Issue #166, July 2020
  • "Skipping Stones in the Dark" by Amman Sabet from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2020
  • "Brother Rifle" by Daryl Gregory from Made to Order: Robots and Revolution, edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • "Schrodinger's Catastrophe" by Gene Doucette from Lightspeed Magazine Issues #126-127, November/December 2020
  • "The Plague Doctors" by Karen Lord from Take Us to a Better Place: Stories, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • "Survival Guide" by Karin Lowachee from Burn the Ashes: The Dystopia Triptych, Vol. 2, edited by Christie Yant, John Joseph Adams, and Hugh Howey
  • "The Pill" by Meg Elison from the collection Big Girl
  • "The Beast Adjoins" by Ted Kosmatka from Asimov's Science Fiction, July-August 2020
  • "How to Pay Reparations: a Documentary" by Tochi Onyebuchi from Slate's Future Tense, August 29, 2020
  • "Beyond the Dragon's Gate" by Yoon Ha Lee from Tor.com, May 20 2020