The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume NineÂ (Solaris) is due out in shops today! It’ll be out in the UK in a week or so. I’m really happy with this book and hope you’ll consider taking a look at it.
TheÂ stories in the book are:
1. â€œTough Times All Overâ€, Joe Abercrombie
2. â€œThe Scrivenerâ€, Eleanor Arnason
3. â€œMoriabeâ€™s Childrenâ€, Paolo Bacigalupi
4. â€œCovenantâ€, Elizabeth Bear
5. â€œSlippingâ€, Lauren Beukes
6. â€œTen Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (The Successful Kind)â€, Holly Black
7. â€œShadow Flockâ€, Greg Egan
8. â€œThe Truth About Owlsâ€, Amal El-Mohtar
9. â€œCimmeria: From the Journal of Imaginary Anthropologyâ€, Theodora Goss
10. â€œCold Windâ€, Nicola Griffith
11. â€œSomedayâ€, James Patrick Kelly
12. â€œInterstate Love Song (Murder Ballad No.8)â€, Caitlin R Kiernan
13. â€œMothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They are Terrifyingâ€, Alice Sola Kim
14. â€œAmicae Aeternumâ€, Ellen Klages
15. â€œCalligo Laneâ€, Ellen Klages
16. â€œThe Lady and the Foxâ€, Kelly Link
17. â€œThe Long Haul From the ANNALS OF TRANSPORTATIONâ€, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009â€, Ken Liu
18. â€œThe Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Familyâ€, Usman T Mailk
19. â€œFour Days of Christmasâ€, Tim Maughan
20. â€œThe Fifth Dragonâ€, Ian McDonald
21. â€œShay Corsham Worstedâ€, Garth Nix
22. â€œI Met a Man Who Wasnâ€™t Thereâ€, K. J. Parker
23. â€œKheldyuâ€, Karl Schroeder
24. â€œTawny Petticoatsâ€, Michael Swanwick
25. â€œGrand JetÃ© (The Great Leap)â€, Rachel Swirsky
26. â€œThe Insects of Loveâ€, Genevieve Valentine
27. â€œCollateralâ€, Peter Watts
28. â€œThe Devil in Americaâ€, Kai Ashante Wilson
I think it’s a terrific lineup, Â and makes for a great book.
Where can you buy it?
Glad you asked. If you’re interested in grabbing a copy, these fine retail outlets should have it:
- Barnes and Noble
- Book Depository
- Amazon UK | Amazon USÂ } Amazon Australia
- Angus & Robertson
I also would encourage you to try your local independents. My own two favourites here in Perth are:
but there are great retailers everywhere, like Borderlands in San Francisco, Pulp Fiction in Brisbane, Slow Glass in Melbourne, all of whom would be happy to help you out.
If you do pick up the book, I hope you enjoy it.