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The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020


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The best science fiction and fantasy stories from 2019, guest-edited by author of the mega-best-selling Outlander series, 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328613103
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 11/03/2020
Series: Best American Series
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 331,769
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

DIANA GABALDON, guest editor, is the author of the award-winning, #1 New York Times best-selling Outlander novels. She serves as coproducer and adviser for the Starz network's Outlander series based on her novels.

JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS, series editor, is the editor of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s John Joseph Adams Books imprint, as well as numerous anthologies and the magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare.

Table of Contents

MATTHEW BAKER: Life Sentence
S. P. SOMTOW: Another Avatar
DEJI BRYCE OLUKOTUN: Between the Dark and the Dark
KELLY BARNHILL: Thirty-Three Wicked Daughters
GWENDOLYN KISTE: The Eight People Who Murdered Me (Excerpt from Lucy Westenra’s Diary)
CAROLINE M. YOACHIM: The Archronology of Love
RION AMILCAR SCOTT: Shape-ups at Delilah’s
TOBIAS S. BUCKELL: The Galactic Tourist Industrial Complex
CHARLIE JANE ANDERS: The Bookstore at the End of America
NIBEDITA SEN: Ten Excerpts from an Annotated Bibliography on the Cannibal Women of Ratnabar Island
JAYMEE GOH: The Freedom of the Shifting Sea
CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL: Canst Thou Draw Out the Leviathan
KEN LIU: Thoughts and Prayers
E. LILY YU: The Time Invariance of Snow
ANIL MENON: The Robots of Eden
ELIZABETH BEAR: Erase, Erase, Erase
REBECCA ROANHORSE: A Brief Lesson in Native American Astronomy
VICTOR LAVALLE: Up from Slavery

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