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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition

by Rich Horton (Editor)

Other authors: Erik Amundsen (Contributor), Charlie Anders (Contributor), Peter S. Beagle (Contributor), Elizabeth Bear (Contributor), Beth Bernobich (Contributor)32 more, Richard Bowes (Contributor), James L. Cambias (Contributor), Paul Cornell (Contributor), Jeffrey Ford (Contributor), Rivka Galchen (Contributor), James Alan Gardner (Contributor), Christopher Golden (Contributor), Daryl Gregory (Contributor), Karen Heuler (Contributor), Alex Jeffers (Contributor), Kij Johnson (Contributor), Alice Sola Kim (Contributor), Ted Kosmatka (Contributor), Mary Robinette Kowal (Contributor), Jay Lake (Contributor), Margo Lanagan (Contributor), Ann Leckie (Contributor), James Maxey (Contributor), Meghan McCarron (Contributor), Ian McDonald (Contributor), Will McIntosh (Contributor), Eugene Mirabelli (Contributor), Sarah Monette (Contributor), Garth Nix (Contributor), Naomi Novik (Contributor), Holly Phillips (Contributor), Robert Reed (Contributor), Patrick Rothfuss (Contributor), Delia Sherman (Contributor), Jeff VanderMeer (Contributor), Peter Watts (Contributor), Liz Williams (Contributor)

Series: The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy (2009), The God of Au (The God of Au, 1), Jonathan Hamilton (1), Stories from Éireann (The Golden Octopus, 2), The Kingkiller Chronicle (Short story: The Road to Levinshir)

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'The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2009' features over a quarter million words of fiction by some of the genre's greatest authors, including Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Ian McDonald, Sarah Monette, Garth Nix, and Patrick Rothfuss.



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Horton, RichEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Amundsen, ErikContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anders, CharlieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beagle, Peter S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bear, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bernobich, BethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bowes, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cambias, James L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cornell, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ford, JeffreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Galchen, RivkaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gardner, James AlanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Golden, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gregory, DarylContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heuler, KarenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jeffers, AlexContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, KijContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kim, Alice SolaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kosmatka, TedContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kowal, Mary RobinetteContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lake, JayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lanagan, MargoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leckie, AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Maxey, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCarron, MeghanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McDonald, IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McIntosh, WillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Monette, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nix, GarthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Novik, NaomiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Phillips, HollyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rothfuss, PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sherman, DeliaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
VanderMeer, JeffContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watts, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, LizContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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The Kingkiller Chronicle (Short story: The Road to Levinshir)
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  • The Year in Fantasy and Science Fiction, 2008 / essay by Rich Horton
  • 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss / short story by Kij Johnson
  • Shoggoths in Bloom / short story by Elizabeth Bear
  • Glass / short fiction by Daryl Gregory
  • The Hiss of Escaping Air / short story by Christopher Golden
  • Araminta, or, The Wreck of the Amphidrake / short story by Naomi Novik
  • We Love Deena / short story by Alice Sola Kim
  • The Art of Alchemy / short story by Ted Kosmatka
  • Falling Angel / short story by Eugene Mirabelli
  • The Fifth Star in the Southern Cross / short story by Margo Lanagan
  • King Pelles the Sure / short story by Peter S. Beagle
  • Character Flu / short story by Robert Reed
  • Gift from a Spring / short fiction by Delia Sherman
  • The Region of Unlikeness / short fiction by Rivka Galchen
  • Daltharee / short story by Jeffrey Ford
  • The Ray-Gun: A Love Story / novelette by James Alan Gardner
  • The God of Au [The God of Au Universe] / novelette by Ann Leckie
  • The Fantasy Jumper / short story by Will McIntosh
  • The Magician's House / novelette by Meghan McCarron
  • Balancing Accounts / short story by James L. Cambias
  • Suicide Drive / short fiction by Charlie Jane Anders [as by Charlie Anders]
  • The Small Door / short story by Holly Phillips
  • The Eyes of God / short story by Peter Watts
  • Firooz and His Brother / short story by Alex Jeffers
  • Infestation / novelette by Garth Nix
  • A Water Matter / novelette by Jay Lake
  • The Golden Octopus [Éireann] / novelette by Beth Bernobich
  • Blue Vervain Murder Ballad #2: Jack of Diamonds / short story by Erik Amundsen
  • The Road to Levinshir [The Kingkiller Chronicle] / novelette by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Fixing Hanover / novelette by Jeff VanderMeer
  • Boojum [Boojum] / short story by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette
  • The Difficulties of Evolution / short story by Karen Heuler
  • Catherine Drewe [Jonathan Hamilton, 1] / short story by Paul Cornell
  • Silent as Dust / short story by James Maxey
  • Evil Robot Monkey / short story by Mary Robinette Kowal
  • If Angels Fight / novelette by Richard Bowes
  • Spiderhorse / short fiction by Liz Williams
  • The Tear / novella by Ian McDonald
  • Biographies / essay by uncredited
  • Recommended Reading / essay by uncredited
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