The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Nine

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Nine

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Science fiction and fantasy has never been more diverse or vibrant, and 2014 has provided a bountiful crop of extraordinary stories. These stories are about the future, worlds beyond our own, the realms of our imaginations and dreams but, more importantly, they are the stories of ourselves. Featuring best-selling writers and emerging talents, here are some of the most exciting genre writers working today.

Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan once again brings you the best stories from the past year. Within you will find twenty-eight amazing tales from authors across the globe, displaying why science fiction and fantasy are genres increasingly relevant to our turbulent world.

Featuring Kelly Link * Holly Black * Ken Liu * Usman T. Malik * Lauren Beukes * Paolo Bacigalupi * Joe Abercrombie * Genevieve Valentine * Nicola Griffith * Caitlin R. Kiernan * Greg Egan * K. J. Parker * Rachel Swirsky * Alice Sola Kim * Garth Nix * Karl Schroeder * Ellen Klages * Kai Ashante Wilson * Michael Swanwick * Eleanor Arnason * James Patrick Kelly * Ian Mcdonald * Amal El-Mohtar * Tim Maughan * Elizabeth Bear * Theodora Goss * Peter Watts
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Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 38mm | 610g
  • Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1781083096
  • 9781781083093
  • 1,121,742

Table of contents

Introduction, Jonathan Strahan 11
Slipping, Lauren Beukes
Moriabe's Children, Paolo Bacigalupi
The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family, Usman T. Malik
The Lady and the Fox, Kelly Link
Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (The Successful Kind), Holly Black
THE LONG HAUL from the Annals of Transportation, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009, Ken Liu
Tough Times All Over, Joe Abercrombie
The Insects of Love, Genevieve Valentine
Cold Wind, Nicola Griffith
Interstate Love Song (Murder Ballad No.8), Caitlin R. Kiernan
Shadow Flock, Greg Egan
I Met a Man Who Wasn't There, K. J. Parker
Grand Jete (The Great Leap), Rachel Swirsky
Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They are Terrifying, Alice Sola Kim
Shay Corsham Worsted, Garth Nix
Kheldyu, Karl Schroeder
Caligo Lane, Ellen Klages
The Devil in America, Kai Ashante Wilson
Tawny Petticoats, Michael Swanwick
The Fifth Dragon, Ian McDonald
The Truth About Owls, Amal El-Mohtar
Four Days of Christmas, Tim Maughan
Covenant, Elizabeth Bear
Cimmeria: From The Journal of Imaginary Anthropology, Theodora Goss
Collateral, Peter Watts
The Scrivener, Eleanor Arnason
Someday, James Patrick Kelly
Amicae Aeternum, Ellen Klages
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About Lauren Beukes

Jonathan Strahan is a World Fantasy Award award-winning editor, anthologist, and podcaster. He has edited more than 70 books, is reviews editor for Locus, a consulting editor for, and co-host and producer of the Hugo-nominated Coode Street Podcast.
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