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The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume Three

The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume Three


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ISBN: 9781597809368
Forthcoming: 04/03/2018

Third volume of a best-of-the-year science fiction short story anthology edited by Hugo Award-winning editor Neil Clarke.

To keep up-to-date with the most buzzworthy and cutting-edge science fiction requires sifting through countless magazines, e-zines, websites, blogs, original anthologies, single-author collections, and more—a task accomplishable by only the most determined and voracious readers. For everyone else, Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the latest volume of The Best Science Fiction of the Year, a new yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World Fantasy award–winning editor Neil Clarke, collecting the finest that the genre has to offer, from the biggest names in the field to the most exciting new writers.

The best science fiction scrutinizes our culture and politics, examines the limits of the human condition, and zooms across galaxies at faster-than-light speeds, moving from the very near future to the far-flung worlds of tomorrow in the space of a single sentence. Clarke, publisher and editor in chief of the acclaimed and award-winning magazine Clarkesworld, has selected the short science fiction (and only science fiction) best representing the previous year’s writing, showcasing the talent, variety, and awesome “sensawunda” that the genre has to offer.

Table of Contents
Introduction: The State of Short SF Field in 2017
A Series of Steaks by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
Holdfast by Alastair Reynolds
Every Hour of Light and Dark by Nancy Kress
The Last Novelist, or a Dead Lizard in the Yard by Matthew Kressel
Shikasta by Vandana Singh
Wind Will Rove by Sarah Pinsker
Focus by Gord Sellar
The Martian Obelisk by Linda Nagata
Shadows of Eternity by Gregory Benford
The Worldless by Indrapramit Das
Regarding the Robot Raccoons Attached to the Hull of My Ship by Rachel Jones and Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali
Belly Up by Maggie Clark
Uncanny Valley by Greg Egan
We Who Live in the Heart by Kelly Robson
A Catalogue of Sunlight at the End of the World by A.C. Wise
Meridian by Karin Lowachee
The Tale of the Alcubierre Horse by Kathleen Ann Goonan
Extracurricular Activities by Yoon Ha Lee
In Everlasting Wisdom by Aliette de Bodard
The Last Boat-Builder in Ballyvoloon by Finbarr O’Reilly
The Speed of Belief by Robert Reed
Death on Mars by Madeline Ashby
An Evening with Severyn Grimes by Rich Larson
ZeroS by Peter Watts
The Secret Life of Bots by Suzanne Palmer
Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance by Tobias S. Buckell
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