The first — and one of the finest — of the Best of the Year collections has arrived: Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Nine. Strahan has crammed 28 stories into his latest anthology. He published the complete table of contents earlier this year, and it looks fantastic. Here’s the description:
DISTANT WORLDS, TIME TRAVEL, EPIC ADVENTURE, UNSEEN WONDERS AND MUCH MORE!
The best, most original and brightest science fiction and fantasy stories from around the globe from the past twelve months are brought together in one collection by multiple award winning editor Jonathan Strahan. This highly popular series now reaches volume nine and will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents. Previous volumes have included stories from Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Adam Robets, Ellen Klages, and many many more.
We’ve covered a lot of Jonathan Strahan’s projects recently — seriously, this is one busy guy. Here’s a few highlights:
The Early Jack Vance, Volume 4, edited by Terry Dowling and Jonathan Strahan
The Early Jack Vance, Volume 5, edited by Terry Dowling and Jonathan Strahan
Fearsome Magics: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy, edited by Jonathan Strahan
Reach For Infinity, edited by Jonathan Strahan
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 8, edited by Jonathan Strahan
Fearsome Journeys: The Solaris Book of Fantasy, edited by Jonathan Strahan
Swords and Dark Magic, edited by Jonathan Strahan & Lou Anders
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Nine was published by Solaris Books on May 12, 2015. It is 624 pages, priced at $19.99 in trade paperback. No word yet on a digital edition. The cover is by Dominic Harman.
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