Monday, March 24, 2014

Cover Reveal: Best SF and Fantasy of the Year Vol. 8

Release date: 8 May 2014
ISBN:9781781082164 (US) /  9781781082157 (UK)
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From the inner realms of humanity to the far reaches of space, these are the science fiction and fantasy tales that are shaping the genre and the way we think about the future. Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan continues to shine a light on the very best writing, featuring both established authors and exciting new talents. Within you will find twenty-eight incredible tales, showing the ever growing depth and diversity that science fiction and fantasy continues to enjoy. These are the brightest stars in our firmament, lighting the way to a future filled with astonishing stories about the way we are, and the way we could be.


The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Vol. 8 edited by Jonathan strahan has found a new home at Solaris. The latest volume of this anthology contains stories from the biggest names in genre, including Neil Gaiman, Joe Abercrombie, Madeline Ashby, Greg Egan, Lavie Tidhar, Robert Reed; as well as some of its newest rising stars.

The full table of contents:
  • Some Desperado, Joe Abercrombie
  • Zero for Conduct, Greg Egan
  • Effigy Nights, Yoon Ha Lee
  • Rosary and Goldenstar, Geoff Ryman
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle, Neil Gaiman
  • Cave and Julia, M. John Harrison
  • The Herons of Mer de l’Ouest, M. Bennardo
  • Water, Ramez Naam
  • The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling, Ted Chiang
  • The Ink Readers of Doi Saket, Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls, Richard Parks
  • Rag and Bone, Priya Sharma
  • The Book Seller, Lavie Tidhar
  • The Sun and I, K J Parker
  • The Promise of Space, James Patrick Kelly
  • The Master Conjurer, Charlie Jane Anders
  • The Pilgrim and the Angel, E. Lily Yu
  • Entangled, Ian R Macleod
  • Fade to Gold, Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • Selkie Stories Are for Losers, Sofia Samatar
  • In Metal, In Bone, An Owomoyela
  • Kormak the Lucky, Eleanor Arnason
  • Sing, Karin Tidbeck
  • Social Services, Madeline Ashby
  • The Road of Needles, CaitlĂ­n R Kiernan
  • Mystic Falls, Robert Reed
  • The Queen of Night’s Aria, Ian McDonald
  • The Irish Astronaut, Val Nolan
This looks like a promising and diverse selection of the best short stories of the past year and, if past editions are anything to go by, this will be a must read for fans of short fiction.

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