TOC – The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Vol 8

From JonathanStrahan.com.au. As always, it’s an honor to be in such company. As has already been pointed out elsewhere, a fairly large percentage of the stories are drawn from online sources, venues that didn’t really exist just a few short years ago. I don’t know if I’d call it a trend, but I do think it is significant.

•Introduction, Jonathan Strahan
•“Some Desperado”, Joe Abercrombie (Dangerous Women)
•“Zero for Conduct”, Greg Egan (Twelve Tomorrows)
•“Effigy Nights”, Yoon Ha Lee (Clarkesworld)
•“Rosary and Goldenstar”, Geoff Ryman (F&SF)
•“The Sleeper and the Spindle”, Neil Gaiman (Rags and Bones)
•“Cave and Julia”, M. John Harrison (Kindle Singles)
•“The Herons of Mer de l’Ouest”, M Bennardo (Lightspeed)
•“Water”, Ramez Naam (An Aura of Familiarity)
•“The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling”, Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
•“The Ink Readers of Doi Saket”, Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Tor.com)
•“Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls”, Richard Parks (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
•“Rag and Bone”, Priya Sharma (Tor.com)
•“The Book Seller”, Lavie Tidhar (Interzone)
•“The Sun and I”, K J Parker (Subterranean)
•“The Promise of Space”, James Patrick Kelly (Clarkesworld)
•“The Master Conjurer”, Charlie Jane Anders (Lightspeed)
•“The Pilgrim and the Angel”, E. Lily Yu (McSweeney’s 45)
•“Entangled”, Ian R Macleod (Asimov’s)
•“Fade to Gold”, Benjanun Sriduangkaew (End of the Road)
•“Selkies Stories are for Losers”, Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons)
•“In Metal, In Bone”, An Owomoyela (Eclipse Online)
•“Kormack the Lucky”, Eleanor Arnason (F&SF)
•“Sing”, Karin Tidbeck (Tor.com)
•“Social Services”, Madeline Ashby (An Aura of Familiarity)
•“The Road of Needles”, Caitlín R Kiernan (Once Upon a Time: New Fairy Tales)
•“Mystic Falls”, Robert Reed (Clarkesworld)
•“The Queen of Night’s Aria”, Ian McDonald (Old Mars)
•“The Irish Astronaut”, Val Nolan (Electric Velocipede)

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