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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 3

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 3


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ISBN: 9781597801492
Published: 01/01/2009

Buy at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell's, or Baen

ISBN: 978-1-59780-262-8
Published: 01/01/2009

Edited by Jonathan Strahan

Featuring stories by:

Joan Aiken

Paolo Bacigalupi

Stephen Baxter

Peter S. Beagle

Elizabeth Bear

Holly Black

Ted Chiang

Greg Egan

Kij Johnson

Stephen King

Margo Lanagan

Kelly Link

Michael Swanwick

and many others

An alien world with an argon atmosphere serves as the stage for the ultimate self-examination; an African-American scientist dissects a Lovecraftian slave race while fascism rears its head on the other side of the world; an elderly Jewish artist attracts a celestial muse; a doomed village of scavengers discovers the scattered pieces of a metal man; a stalwart reporter gambles on an interview with the power to alter the world; a steel monkey defends a young girl from a rival family’s assassins; a nineteenth-century country gentleman’s curious daughter meets the enigmatic Dr. Victor Frankenstein; a rivalry between brothers complicates the interpretation of a message from the stars; two girls discover that the cruel social rituals of adolescence apply differently in fact than fiction…

The depth and breadth of science fiction and fantasy fiction continues to change with every passing year. The twenty-eight 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.