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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 4

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 4


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ISBN: 9781597801713
Published: 03/10/2010

Edited by Jonathan Strahan

Featuring stories by:

Stephen Baxter

Holly Black

Pat Cadigan

Andy Duncan

Alex Irvine

Diana Wynne Jones

Ellen Kushner

Kelly Link

Karen Joy Fowler

Bruce Sterling

Robert Reed

Geoff Ryman

Jo Walton

and many others

A ruthless venture capitalist finds love—or something chemically similar—in an Atlanta strip club; a girl in grey conjures a man from a handful of moonshine; a ship blazing a highway between the stars discovers an island of life on a distant gas giant; a boy becomes a man by mastering the sword; a rebellious young woman suffers a strange incarceration; an astronaut shares a lifeboat—and herself—with an unfathomable alien; an infected girl counts the days until she becomes a vampire; an aviatrix and an inventor square off against saboteurs and monstrous brains; a big man travels to a tiny moon to examine an ancient starship covered with flowers….

The depth and breadth of science fiction and fantasy fiction continues to change with every passing year. The twenty-nine stories chosen for this book by award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan carefully map 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 (with Charles N. Brown), The New Space Opera (with Gardner Dozois), and The Starry Rift. He has won the Ditmar, William J. Atheling Jr., and Peter McNamara awards for his work as an anthologist and reviewer, and was nominated for a Hugo Award for his editorial work. Strahan is currently the reviews editor for Locus.