The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Nine

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Nine

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Nine

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Nine


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Science fiction and fantasy has never been more diverse or vibrant, and 2014 has provided a bountiful crop of extraordinary stories. These stories are about the future, worlds beyond our own, the realms of our imaginations and dreams but, more importantly, they are the stories of ourselves. Featuring best-selling writers and emerging talents, here are some of the most exciting genre writers working today.

Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan once again brings you the best stories from the past year. Within you will find twenty-eight amazing tales from authors across the globe, displaying why science fiction and fantasy are genres increasingly relevant to our turbulent world.

Featuring Kelly Link • Holly Black • Ken Liu • Usman T. Malik • Lauren Beukes • Paolo Bacigalupi • Joe Abercrombie • Genevieve Valentine • Nicola Griffith • Caitlín R. Kiernan • Greg Egan • K. J. Parker • Rachel Swirsky • Alice Sola Kim • Garth Nix • Karl Schroeder • Ellen Klages • Kai Ashante Wilson • Michael Swanwick • Eleanor Arnason • James Patrick Kelly • Ian Mcdonald • Amal El-Mohtar • Tim Maughan • Elizabeth Bear • Theodora Goss • Peter Watts

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781083093
Publisher: Solaris
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Series: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year , #9
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Strahan is a World Fantasy Award award-winning editor, anthologist, and podcaster. He has edited more than 70 books, is reviews editor for Locus, a consulting editor for, and co-host and producer of the Hugo-nominated Coode Street Podcast.

After a spectacularly unsuccessful career as a lawyer, K J Parker started writing for a living in 1995. When not gazing helplessly at a blank screen, KJ rears pedigree Oxford Sandy & Black pigs, chops down trees and makes things out of wood, metal and cloth. He won the World Fantasy Award for best novella two years running, and currently averages 92.8 in the SSBSA summer league. He also writes under the name Tom Holt.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction, Jonathan Strahan 11
  • Slipping, Lauren Beukes
  • Moriabe’s Children, Paolo Bacigalupi
  • The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family, Usman T. Malik
  • The Lady and the Fox, Kelly Link
  • Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (The Successful Kind), Holly Black
  • THE LONG HAUL from the Annals of Transportation, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009, Ken Liu
  • Tough Times All Over, Joe Abercrombie
  • The Insects of Love, Genevieve Valentine
  • Cold Wind, Nicola Griffith
  • Interstate Love Song (Murder Ballad No.8), Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Shadow Flock, Greg Egan
  • I Met a Man Who Wasn’t There, K. J. Parker
  • Grand Jeté (The Great Leap), Rachel Swirsky
  • Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They are Terrifying, Alice Sola Kim
  • Shay Corsham Worsted, Garth Nix
  • Kheldyu, Karl Schroeder
  • Caligo Lane, Ellen Klages
  • The Devil in America, Kai Ashante Wilson
  • Tawny Petticoats, Michael Swanwick
  • The Fifth Dragon, Ian McDonald
  • The Truth About Owls, Amal El-Mohtar
  • Four Days of Christmas, Tim Maughan
  • Covenant, Elizabeth Bear
  • Cimmeria: From The Journal of Imaginary Anthropology, Theodora Goss
  • Collateral, Peter Watts
  • The Scrivener, Eleanor Arnason
  • Someday, James Patrick Kelly
  • Amicae Aeternum, Ellen Klages
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