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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 2

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 2

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ISBN: 9781597801249
Published: 01/01/2008

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ISBN: 978-1-59780-268-0
Published: 01/01/2008


Edited by Jonathan Strahan

Featuring stories by:

Stephen Baxter

Peter S. Beagle

Holly Black

Ted Chiang

Greg Egan

Neil Gaiman

Elizabeth Hand

Kelly Link

Susan Palwick

Bruce Sterling

Charles Stross

Michael Swanwick

and many others

A Baghdad merchant encounters an alchemist who may have conquered time; a socialite, a miniature elephant, and a butler attempt to survive a coup masquerading as a wild soiree; a pair of scientists, their species altered in order that they may perform research on an alien world, find themselves embroiled in an interplanetary conflict; a young man begins to question his faith in God when he encounters the remains of a race of tool-using hominids; a warrior treads a grisly path as he strives to stop a rogue wizard influence; a woman born with her heart outside her body finds solace in the arms of a heartless man; the messiah returns to earth, with disappointing news about the afterlife; figures out of myth and legend do battle with an enemy armed with a frightening weapon… the ability to steal away language itself; a girl and her fortune-teller mother travel the countryside, collecting ghosts.

The depth and breadth of science fiction and fantasy fiction continues to change with every passing year. The twenty-five 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, The New Space Opera, and The Jack Vance Treasury. He has won the Ditmar, William J. Atheling Jr. and Peter McNamara Awards for his work as an anthologist and reviewer. Strahan is currently the reviews editor for Locus.