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The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume One

The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume One

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ISBN: 978-1-59780-854-5
Published: 06/07/2016


A brand-new anthology series collecting the best short science fiction of the past year, from Hugo Award–winning editor Neil Clarke.

A biological plague begins infecting artificial intelligence; a natural-born Earth woman seeking asylum on another planet finds a human society far different from her own; a food blogger’s posts chronicle a nationwide medical outbreak; trapped in a matchmaking game, a couple tries to escape from the only world they know; a janitor risks everything to rescue a “defective” tank-born baby he can raise as his own.

For decades, science fiction has compelled us to imagine futures both inspiring and cautionary. Whether it’s a warning message from a survey ship, a harrowing journey to a new world, or the adventures of well-meaning AI, science fiction inspires the imagination and delivers a lens through which we can view ourselves and the world around us. With The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume One, award-winning editor Neil Clarke provides a year-in-review and thirty-one of the best stories published by both new and established authors in 2015.

Table of Contents:

  • “Introduction: A State of the Short SF Field in 2015” by Neil Clarke
  • “Today I Am Paul” by Martin Shoemaker
  • “Calved” by Sam J. Miller
  • “Three Bodies at Mitanni” by Seth Dickinson
  • “The Smog Society” by Chen Quifan
  • “In Blue Lily’s Wake” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Hello, Hello” by Seanan McGuire
  • “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfiang
  • “Capitalism in the 22nd Century” by Geoff Ryman
  • “Hold-Time Violations” by John Chu
  • “Wild Honey” by Paul McAuley
  • “So Much Cooking” by Naomi Kritzer
  • “Bannerless” by Carrie Vaughn
  • “Another Word for World” by Ann Leckie
  • “The Cold Inequalities” by Yoon Ha Lee
  • “Iron Pegasus” by Brenda Cooper
  • “The Audience” by Sean McMullen
  • “Empty” by Robert Reed
  • “Gypsy” by Carter Scholz
  • “Violation of the TrueNet Security Act” by Taiyo Fujii
  • “Damage” by David D. Levine
  • “The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss” by David Brin
  • “No Placeholder for You, My Love” by Nick Wolven
  • “Outsider” by An Owomeyla
  • “The Gods Have Not Died in Vain” by Ken Liu
  • “Cocoons” by Nancy Kress
  • “Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World” by Caroline M. Yoachim
  • “Two-Year Man” by Kelly Robson
  • “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer
  • “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan” by Ian McDonald
  • “Meshed” by Rich Larson
  • “A Murmuration” by Alastair Reynolds
  • 2015 Recommended Reading List