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Prime Announces Table of Contents for The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016, edited by Paula Guran

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 | Posted by John ONeill

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016-smallMy favorite book last year was The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2015, edited by Paula Guran. Packed full of the best and most ambitious short SF and fantasy of the year, it was also a terrific bargain, collecting novellas by Patrick Rothfuss, Nancy Kress, Genevieve Valentine, K. J. Parker, James S. A. Corey, and others — including several that had been previously published only in expensive limited edition formats.

Prime and Paula Guran have announced the line-up for this year’s volume, and it looks even better, with widely acclaimed tales by Usman Malik, C.S.E. Cooney, Aliette de Bodard, Nnedi Okorafor, K. J. Parker, and many others — including two standalone releases, Binti and The Last Witness, that would cost you more than the price of this book alone. Here’s the complete list:

“The Citadel of Weeping Pearls” by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s SF, Oct/Nov 2015)
“The Bone Swans of Amandale” by C.S.E. Cooney (Bone Swans, Mythic Delirium Books)
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (
The Last Witness by K. J. Parker (
“Johnny Rev” by Rachel Pollack (F&SF, July/Aug 2015)
“Inhuman Garbage,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Asimov’s, March 2015)
“Gypsy,” Carter Scholz (F&SF, Nov/Dec 2015)
“The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn,” Usman Malik (
“What Has Passed Shall in Kinder Light Appear” by Bao Shu, translated by Ken Liu (F&SF, Mar/Apr 2015)

The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016 will be published by Prime Books on August 2, 2016. It is 528 pages, priced at $19.95 in trade paperback and $6.99 for the digital version. The cover is by Julie Dillon.

Here’s some of the contents:

Asimov's Science Fiction October November 2015-mid Binti Nnedi Okorafor-small The-Magazine-of-Fantasy-Science-Fiction-March-April-2015-mid
Bone-Swans-CSE-Cooney-small The-Last-Witness-mid Fantasy and Science Fiction November December 2015-mid

Paula Guran has been plenty busy recently. Some of her recent anthologies we’ve covered include:

Warrior Women
The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas: 2015
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep
Blood Sisters
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013
New Cthulhu 2
New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird
Weird Detectives
Season of Wonder

See all of our coverage of the best in upcoming fantasy here.

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