The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Ten

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Ten

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Ten

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Ten


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Jonathan Strahan, the award-winning and much lauded editor of many of genre’s best known anthologies is back with his 10th volume in this fascinating series, featuring the best science fiction and fantasy from 2015. With established names and new talent this diverse and ground-breaking collection will take the reader to the outer-reaches of space and the inner realms of humanity with stories of fantastical worlds and worlds that may still come to pass.

Featuring Paolo Bacigalupi • Elizabeth Bear • Greg Bear • Jeffrey Ford • Neil Gaiman • Nalo Hopkinson • Nisi Shawl • Simon Ings • Gwyneth Jones • Caitlin R. Kiernan • Anne Leckie • Kelly Link • Usman T. Malik • Ian McDonald • Vonda McIntrye • Sam J. Miller • Tamsyn Muir • Robert Reed • Alastair Reynolds • Kim Stanley Robinson • Kelly Robson • Geoff Ryman • Nike Sulway • Catherynne Valente • Genevieve Valentine • Kai Ashante Wilson • Alyssa Wong

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781084373
Publisher: Solaris
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Series: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year , #10
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Strahan is a World Fantasy Award award-winning editor, anthologist, and podcaster. He has edited more than 70 books, is reviews editor for Locus, a consulting editor for, and co-host and producer of the Hugo-nominated Coode Street Podcast.

Jeffrey Ford ( is the author of the novels The Physiognomy, Memoranda, The Beyond, The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque, The Girl in the Glass, The Cosmology of the Wider World, The Shadow Year, The Twilight Pariah, Ahab’s Return, and Out of Body. His short story collections are The Fantasy Writer’s Assistant, The Empire of Ice Cream, The Drowned Life, Crackpot Palace, A Natural History of Hell, The Best of Jeffrey Ford, and Big Dark Hole. Ford’s fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies from to the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction to The Oxford Book of American Short Stories and has been widely translated. It has garnered World Fantasy, Edgar Allan Poe, Shirley Jackson, Nebula awards and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

Catherynne M. Valente ( is the New York Times bestselling author of forty works of speculative fiction and poetry, including Space Opera, The Refrigerator Monologues, Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making (and the four books that followed it). She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Sturgeon, Prix Imaginales, Eugie Foster Memorial, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, Romantic Times’ Critics Choice, and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction, Jonathan Strahan
  • Black Dog, Neil Gaiman
  • City of Ash, Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Jamaica Ginger, Nalo Hopkinson & Nisi Shawl
  • A Murmuration, Alastair Reynolds
  • Kaiju maximus®: “So Various, So Beautiful, So New”, Kai Ashante Wilson
  • Water of Versailles, Kelly Robson
  • Capitalism in the 22nd Century, or, A.I.R., Geoff Ryman
  • Emergence, Gwyneth Jones
  • The Deepwater Bride, Tamsyn Muir
  • Dancy vs. the Pterosaur, Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Calved, Sam J. Miller
  • The Heart’s Filthy Lesson, Elizabeth Bear
  • The Machine Starts, Greg Bear
  • Blood, Ash, Braids, Genevieve Valentine
  • Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers, Alyssa Wong
  • The Lily and the Horn, Catherynne M. Valente
  • The Empress in her Glory, Robert Reed
  • The Winter Wraith, Jeffrey Ford
  • Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan, Ian McDonald
  • Little Sisters, Vonda N. McIntyre
  • Ghosts of Home, Sam J. Miller
  • The Karen Joy Fowler Book Club, Nike Sulway
  • Oral Argument, Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Drones, Simon Ings
  • The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn, Usman T. Malik
  • The Game of Smash and Recovery, Kelly Link
  • Another Word for World, Ann Leckie
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