The best science fiction and fantasy of the year. Volume six

Format: Print Book 2012
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Summary
In print and on-line, science fiction and fantasy is thriving as never before. A multitude of astonishingly creative and gifted writers are boldly exploring the mythic past, the paranormal present, and the promises and perils of myriad alternate worlds and futures. There are almost too many new and intriguing stories published every year for any reader to be able to experience them all. So how to make sure you haven't missed any future classics?

Award-winning editor and anthologist Jonathan Strahan has surveyed the expanding universes of modern sf and fantasy to find the brightest stars in today's dazzling literary firmament. From the latest masterworks by the acknowledged titans of the field to fresh visions from exciting new talents, this outstanding collection is a comprehensive showcase for the current state of the art in both science fiction and fantasy. Anyone who wants to know where the future of imaginative short fiction is going, and treat themselves to dozens of unforgettable stories, will find this year's edition of Best Science Fiction and Fantasy to be just what they're looking for!

The science fiction and fantasy fields continue to evolve, setting new marks with each passing year. For the sixth year in a row, master anthologist Jonathan Strahan has collected stories to captivate, entertain, and showcase the very best the genre has to offer. Critically acclaimed, and with a reputation for including award-winning speculative fiction, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year is the only major "best of" anthology to collect both fantasy and science fiction under one cover.

Jonathan Strahan has edited more than thirty anthologies and collections, including The Locus Awards (with Charles N. Brown), The New Space Opera (with Gardner Dozois), and Swords and Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery.
Contents
Introduction / Jonathan Strahan
The case of death and honey / Neil Gaiman
The cartographer wasps and the anarchist bees / E. Lily Yu
Tidal forces / Caitlín R. Kiernan
Younger women / Karen Joy Fowler
White lines on a green field / Catherynne M. Valente
All that touches the air / An Owomoyela
What we found / Geoff Ryman
The server and the dragon / Hannu Rajaniemi
The choice / Paul McAuley
Malak / Peter Watts
Old habits / Nalo Hopkinson
A small price to pay for birdsong / K. J. Parker
Valley of the girls / Kelly Link
The brave little toaster / Cory Doctorow
The Dala horse / Michael Swanwick
The corpse painter's masterpiece / M. Rickert
The paper menagerie / Ken Liu
Steam girl / Dylan Horrocks - After the apocalypse / Maureen F. McHugh
Underbridge / Peter S. Beagle
Relic / Jeffrey Ford
The invasion of Venus / Stephen Baxter
Woman leaves room / Robert Reed
Restoration / Robert Shearman
The onset of a paranormal romance / Bruce Sterling
Catastrophic disruption of the head / Margo Lanagan
The last ride of the glory girls / Libba Bray
The book of Phoenix (excerpted from The Great Book) / Nnedi Okorafor
Digging / Ian McDonald
The man who bridged the mist / Kij Johnson
Goodnight moon / Ellen Klages.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Folks, science fiction and fantasy are thriving, and this is no more clearly reflected anywhere than in the sixth edition of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year. Editor Strahan provides readers with an electric view into the imaginations of some of the most talented and edgy writers. From two young boys in search of an alien dragon, to wasp cartographers, to ghosts reliving their death each day, to a mother's struggle when her daughter brings home a vampire for dinner, to Sherlock Holmes solving his final mystery, and more, each story is a fascinating reflection on the genre and an insight into the depth and breadth of each writer's talents. For the sixth year in a row, Strahan has compiled the very best that science fiction and fantasy have to offer. Go out of your way to read this anthology.--Downs, Alison Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Strahan's sixth annual genre-spanning anthology lacks the clarity (or perhaps narrowness) of purpose of a series focusing solely on fantasy or SF, but the 31 selections demonstrate a knowledge of and affection for the fantastic that rival editors would be hard-pressed to match. Strahan draws from sources across the anglosphere, and the stories are written by authors diverse in origin, gender, and age; venerable giants of the field like Peter S. Beagle and Bruce Sterling are accompanied by youthful newcomers like Hannu Rajaniemi and Princeton senior E. Lily Yu. Casting his net wide allows Strahan to harvest noteworthy fiction that more narrow-minded editors might have overlooked, including Libba Bray's "The Last Ride of the Glory Girls," a fascinating tale of an unwilling double agent, and Yu's "The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees," a fable of occupation and transformation. Short-fiction fans with broad tastes will enjoy this far-ranging anthology. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Science fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher San Francisco :Night Shade Books,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Strahan, Jonathan.
Language English
Description 594 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781597803458 (pbk.)
1597803456 (pbk.)
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