Strahan, Jonathan - The Best SF and Fantasy of the Year Vol. 4






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Strahan, Jonathan - Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy

 
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; an 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.


Contents:
Introduction - Jonathan Strahan
It Takes Two - Nicola Griffith
Three Twilight Tales - Jo Walton
The Night Cache - Andy Duncan
The Island - Peter Watts
Ferryman - Margo Lanagan
A Wild and Wicked Youth - Ellen Kushner
The Pelican Bar - Karen Joy Fowler
Spar - Kij Johnson
Going Deep - James Patrick Kelly
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - Holly Black
Zeppelin City - Michael Swanwick & Eileen Gunn
Dragon's Teeth - Alex Irvine
This Wind Blowing, and This Tide - Damien Broderick
By Moonlight - Peter S. Beagle
Black Swan - Bruce Sterling
As Women Fight - Sara Genge
The Cinderella Game - Kelly Link
Formidable Caress - Stephen Baxter
Blocked - Geoff Ryman
Truth and Bone - Pat Cadigan
Eros, Philia, Agape - Rachel Swirsky
The Motorman's Coat - John Kessel
Mongoose - Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear
Echoes of Aurora - Ellen Klages
Before My Last Breath - Robert Reed
Joboy - Diana Wynne Jones
Utriusque Cosmi - Robert Charles Wilson
A Delicate Architecture - Catherynne M. Valente
The Cat That Walked a Thousand Miles - Kij Johnson
Recommended Reading - Jonathan Strahan

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