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New Treasures: The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF 2015, edited by David Afsharirad

Saturday, June 18th, 2016 | Posted by John ONeill

The Year's Best Military & Adventure SF 2015-smallLast June Baen Books launched an intriguing new Best of the Year series, The Year’s Best Military SF and Space Opera, edited by David Afsharirad. It was a commercial and critical success, and I was pleased to see a second volume arrive this month. This year’s edition has a slightly tweaked title, The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF 2015, but it’s still packed with the best military SF, space opera, and adventure SF stories from last year, culled from the top magazines and online venues. Here’s the complete Table of Contents.

Preface by David Afsharirad
Introduction by David Drake
“The Siege of Denver” by Brendan DuBois (, December 2015)
“Save what You Can” by David Drake (Onward, Drake!)
“For the Love of Sylvia City” by Andrea M. Pawley (Clarkesworld, May 2015)
“The Wizard of the Trees” by Joe R. Lansdale (Old Venus)
“Helping Hand”by Claudine Griggs (Lightspeed, June 2015, Queers Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue)
“Morrigan in Shadow” by Seth Dickinson (Clarkesworld, December 2015)
“Remembery Day” by Sarah Pinsker (Apex Magazine, issue 72)
“Gyre” by Brad R. Torgersen (Galaxy’s Edge, March 2015)
“Twilight on Olympus” by Eric Leif Davin (Galaxy’s Edge, March 2015)
“The Trouble with Telepaths” by Hank Davis (Onward, Drake!)
“This is the Way the Universe Ends: With a Bang” by Brian Dolton (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2015)
“The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss” by David Brin (Old Venus)

The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF 2015 was published by Baen on June 7, 2016. It is 288 pages, priced at $16 in trade paperback and $8.99 for the digital edition. The cover is by Kurt Miller. Find all the details — and sample excerpts — at

So far we’ve covered the following Best of the Year volumes for 2016:

Nebula Awards Showcase 2016, edited by Mercedes Lackey
The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016, edited by Paula Guran
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Ten, edited by Jonathan Strahan
The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 1, edited by Neil Clarke
The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016, edited by Rich Horton
The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF 2015, edited by David Afsharirad
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2016, edited by Paula Guran
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016, edited by Karen Joy Fowler and John Joseph Adams

See all of our recent New Treasures here.


  1. Nice to see a story by Hank Davis in the book.

    Comment by R.K. Robinson - June 18, 2016 11:23 am

  2. Is this the same Hank Davis who edited A COSMIC CHRISTMAS and THE BAEN BIG BOOK OF MONSTERS?

    A Cosmic Christmas-small The Baen Big Book of Monsters-small

    Comment by John ONeill - June 19, 2016 10:49 am

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