The depth and breadth of what science fiction and fantasy fiction is changes with every passing year. The two dozen stories chosen for this book by award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan carefully maps this evolution, giving readers a captivating and always-entertaining look at the very best the genre has to offer.
Jonathan Strahan has edited more than twenty anthologies and collections, including The Locus Awards, The New Space Opera, The Jack Vance Treasury, and a number of year's best annuals. He has won the Ditmar, William J. Atheling Jr., and Peter McNamara Awards for his work as an anthologist, and is the reviews editor for Locus.
Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.
|Publisher:||Night Shade Books|
|Series:||Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a fine assortment of science fiction and fantasy stories from authors you may have read, and others not as familiar. As usual in this series, each story is preceded by a short bio of the author. So, you'll learn that Rachael Swirsky is a graduate of the University of Iowa, famous for its writing program. Her story "Marry the Sun" is amusing and clever in the way it combines the mundane of love relationships that don't quite work out with Greek mythology, and add in a grad student of astronomy for the scientific twist. Elizabeth Bear's story of aliens manages to create an alternate timeline in modern history, poke at our societal flaws and be puzzling and frightening, all in the space of a few pages. Lots of treats in this anthology, with a great introduction by editor Jonathan Strahan, discussing what is sci fi today, and current trends.