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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four

by Jonathan Strahan (Editor)

Other authors: Stephen Baxter (Contributor), Peter S. Beagle (Contributor), Elizabeth Bear (Contributor), John Berkey (Cover artist), Holly Black (Contributor)26 more, Damien Broderick (Contributor), Pat Cadigan (Contributor), Andy Duncan (Contributor), Karen Joy Fowler (Contributor), Sara Genge (Contributor), Nicola Griffith (Contributor), Eileen Gunn (Contributor), Alex Irvine (Contributor), Kij Johnson (Contributor), Diana Wynne Jones (Contributor), James Patrick Kelly (Contributor), John Kessel (Contributor), Ellen Klages (Contributor), Ellen Kushner (Contributor), Margo Lanagan (Contributor), Kelly Link (Contributor), Sarah Monette (Contributor), Robert Reed (Contributor), Geoff Ryman (Contributor), Bruce Sterling (Contributor), Michael Swanwick (Contributor), Rachel Swirsky (Contributor), Catherynne M. Valente (Contributor), Jo Walton (Contributor), Peter Watts (Contributor), Robert Charles Wilson (Contributor)

Series: Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year (4)

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The depth and breadth of what science fiction and fantasy fiction is changes with every passing year. The two dozen stories chosen for this book by award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan carefully maps this evolution, giving readers a captivating and always-entertaining look at the very best the genre has to offer.… (more)

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Well, short-form fantasy just doesn't work, does it. The science fiction stories are OK, but the rest is pretty poor. If this was the best of the year, then it was a bad year. Steer clear. ( )
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Strahan, JonathanEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baxter, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beagle, Peter S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bear, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Berkey, JohnCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Black, HollyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Broderick, DamienContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cadigan, PatContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duncan, AndyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fowler, Karen JoyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Genge, SaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griffith, NicolaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gunn, EileenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Irvine, AlexContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, KijContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, Diana WynneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kelly, James PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kessel, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klages, EllenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kushner, EllenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lanagan, MargoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Link, KellyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Monette, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ryman, GeoffContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sterling, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swanwick, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swirsky, RachelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Valente, Catherynne M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walton, JoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watts, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, Robert CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The depth and breadth of what science fiction and fantasy fiction is changes with every passing year. The two dozen stories chosen for this book by award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan carefully maps this evolution, giving readers a captivating and always-entertaining look at the very best the genre has to offer.

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  • 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 A 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 and 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 and 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 Who Walked a Thousand Miles / Kij Johnson
  • Recommended Reading / Jonathan Strahan
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