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Future Treasures: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Ten, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 | Posted by John ONeill

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten-smallHoly cats… Jonathan Strahan’s up to Volume Ten already? My oh my, how times flies.

Well, you know what the imminent arrival of the newest volume of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year means. That’s right — the Best of the Year season is upon us. Strahan kicks it off, as usual, but in the next 3-4 months we’ll see a dozen more from Gardner Dozois, Rich Horton, Paula Guran (two volumes!), Ellen Datlow, Neil Clarke, John Joseph Adams, and many others. (Have a look at the 17 volumes we covered last year here and here.)

You don’t need that many Best of the Year anthologies. But you definitely need Jonathan’s — his taste is impeccable, and this volume is one of the very best of the lot. Here’s a peek at the table of contents… 27 short stories from Kai Ashante Wilson, Vonda McIntyre, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Kim Stanley Robinson, Genevieve Valentine, Kelly Link, Anne Leckie, Jeffrey Ford, and many others. Here’s the complete TOC.

1. “City of Ash,” Paolo Bacigalupi
2. “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson,” Elizabeth Bear
3. “The Machine Starts,” Greg Bear
4. “The Winter Wraith,” Jeffrey Ford
5. “Black Dog,” Neil Gaiman
6. “Jamaica Ginger,” Nalo Hopkinson & Nisi Shawl
7. “Drones,” Simon Ings
8. “Emergence,” Gwyneth Jones

9. “Dancy vs. the Pterosaur,” Caitlin R. Kiernan
10. “Another Word for World,” Anne Leckie
11. “The Game of Smash and Recovery,” Kelly Link
12. “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn,” Usman T. Mailk
13. “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan,” Ian McDonald
14. “Little Sisters,” Vonda McIntyre
15. “Calved,” Sam J. Miller
16. “Ghosts of Home,” Sam J. Miller
17. “The Deepwater Bride,” Tamsyn Muir
18. “The Empress in Her Glory,” Robert Reed
19. “A Murmuration,” Alastair Reynolds
20. “Oral Argument,” Kim Stanley Robinson
21. “Water of Versailles,” Kelly Robson
22. “Capitalism in the 22nd Century,” Geoff Ryman
23. “The Karen Joy Fowler Book Club,” Nike Sulway
24. “The Lily and the Horn,” Catherynne Valente
25. “Blood, Ash, Braids,” Genevieve Valentine
26. “Kaiju maximus®: ‘So Various, So Beautiful, So New’,” Kai Ashante Wilson
27. “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers,” Alyssa Wong

We covered Volume Nine here.

Jonathan Strahan is one busy guy. Here’s our recent coverage of some of his latest projects:

A Concentrated Dose of the Best Our Field Has to Offer: Jonathan Strahan’s Best Short Novels 2004-2007
Meeting Infinity
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 Ten will be published by Solaris on May 17, 2016. It is 624 pages, priced at $19.99 in trade paperback. The cover art is by Domenic Harman, inspired by an Ian McDonald story.

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

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