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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 | Posted by John ONeill

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015-smallLast month Prime Books announced the Table of Contents of my favorite Year’s Best book, Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015.

This is the seventh volume, and it looks like another stellar line-up, with 34 stories from the leading print magazines (Asimov’s SF, Interzone, Analog, F&SF, and others), online publications (Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and more) and anthologies (Fearsome Magics, Reach for Infinity, Rogues, and Solaris Rising 3, among others).

Authors include Kelly Link, Robert Reed, James Patrick Kelly, Alexander Jablokov, K. J. Parker, Ken Liu, Genevieve Valentine, Eleanor Arnason, Cory Doctorow, Peter Watts, and many, many others.

I was also very pleased to see two Black Gate contributors made the list: Saturday blogger Derek Künsken, with his Asimov’s tale “Schools of Clay,” and website editor emeritus C. S. E. Cooney, for her story “Witch, Beast, Saint: An Erotic Fairy Tale,” from Strange Horizons.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015 is a fat 576 pages, and goes on sale in trade paperback from Prime Books in June.

Here’s the complete Table of Contents.

“Sadness” by Timons Esaias (Analog, July/August 2014)
“Schools of Clay” by Derek Künsken (Asimov’s SF, Feb 14)
“Someday” by James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s SF, April/May 14)
“The Instructive Tale of the Archaeologist and his Wife” by Alexander Jablokov (Asimov’s SF, July 2014)
“Heaven Thunders the Truth” by K. J. Parker (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 10/2/14)
“The Manor of Lost Time” by Richard Parks (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 6/26/14)
“Every Hill Ends With Sky” by Robert Reed (Carbide Tipped Pens)
“Wine” by Yoon Ha Lee (Clarkesworld, January 2014)
“Pernicious Romance” by Robert Reed (Clarkesworld, November 2014)
“The Magician and Laplace’s Demon” by Tom Crosshill (Clarkesworld, December 2014)
“The Long Haul” by Ken Liu (Clarkesworld, November 2014)
“A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i” by Alaya Dawn Johnson (F&SF, July/August 2014)
“Aberration” by Genevieve Valentine (Fearsome Magics)
“Ghost Story” by John Grant (Interzone, March/April 2014)
“Skull and Hyssop” by Kathleen Jennings (LCRW, December 2014)
“The Endless Sink” by Damien Ober (LCRW, September 2014)
“Drones Don’t Kill People” by Annalee Newitz (Lightspeed, December 2014)
“How to Get Back to the Forest” by Sofia Samatar (Lightspeed, March 2014)
“Selfie” by Sandra MacDonald (Lightspeed, May 2014)
“Cimmeria: From the Journal of Imaginary Anthropology” by Theodora Goss (Lightspeed, July 2014)
“I Can See Right Through You” by Kelly Link (McSweeney’s #48)
“The Wild and Hungry Times” by Patricia Russo (Not One of Us)
“Invisible Planets” by Hannu Rajaniemi (Reach for Infinity)
“Trademark Bugs: A Legal History” by Adam Roberts (Reach for Infinity)
“A Better Way to Die” by Paul Cornell (Rogues)
“Fift and Shria” by Benjamin Rosenbaum (Solaris Rising 3)
“Witch, Beast, Saint: An Erotic Fairy Tale” by C. S. E. Cooney (Strange Horizons 7/21/14)
“Grand Jeté (the Great Leap)” by Rachel Swirsky (Subterranean, Summer 2014)
“The Scrivener” by Eleanor Arnason (Subterranean, Winter 2014)
“The Hand is Quicker” by Elizabeth Bear (The Book of Silverberg)
“Break! Break! Break!” by Charlie Jane Anders (The End is Nigh)
“Sleeper” by Jo Walton (Tor.com, August 2014)
“Petard: A Tale of Just Deserts” by Cory Doctorow (Twelve Tomorrows)
“Collateral” by Peter Watts (Upgraded)

Our most recent coverage of Prime anthologies includes:

The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas: 2015 edited by Paula Guran
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2015 Edition, edited by Paula Guran
The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2014, edited by Rich Horton
The Recent Best: The Fantasy Catalog of Prime Books
New Cthulhu 2, edited by Paula Guran
New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird, edited by Paula Guran
Space Opera edited by Rich Horton
Season of Wonder, edited by Paula Guran
Weird Detectives, edited by Paula Guran

The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015 will be published by Prime Books on June 16, 2015. It is 576 pages, priced at $19.95 in trade paperback and $7.99 for the digital edition.

We covered the 2014 edition here.

See all of our recent reports on upcoming books here, and Rich’s recent Retro-Reviews and other articles for Black Gate here.

2 Comments »

  1. Thanks, John!

    Derek’s story is “Schools of Clay”, by the way … “Someday” is James Patrick Kelly’s story.

    Comment by Rich Horton - April 2, 2015 8:33 am

  2. Whoops! Thanks for the correction, Rich. I’ve fixed it.

    And keep up the great work!

    Comment by John ONeill - April 2, 2015 9:44 am


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