I think this is as late as I’ve ever done this, but here we go! I have the all-clear, so without further ado, here’s the table of contents (in alpha order) for The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Vol 10.
As I said last year, while there are one or two stories that got away, and while if I had a smidgeon more room I might have opted for a novella in one spot, I’m basically very happy with this list.
- “City of Ash”, Paolo Bacigalupi
- “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson”, Elizabeth Bear
- “The Machine Starts”, Greg Bear
- “The Winter Wraith”, Jeffrey Ford
- “Black Dog”, Neil Gaiman
- “Jamaica Ginger”, Nalo Hopkinson & Nisi Shawl
- “Drones”, Simon Ings
- “Emergence”, Gwyneth Jones
- “Dancy vs. the Pterosaur”, Caitlin R. Kiernan
- “Another Word for World”, Anne Leckie
- “The Game of Smash and Recovery”, Kelly Link
- “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn”, Usman T. Mailk
- “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan”, Ian McDonald
- “Little Sisters”, Vonda McIntyre
- “Calved”, Sam J. Miller
- “Ghosts of Home”, Sam J. Miller
- “The Deepwater Bride”, Tamsyn Muir
- “The Empress in Her Glory”, Robert Reed
- “A Murmuration”, Alastair Reynolds
- “Oral Argument”, Kim Stanley Robinson
- “Water of Versailles”, Kelly Robson
- “Capitalism in the 22nd Century”, Geoff Ryman
- “The Karen Joy Fowler Book Club”, Nike Sulway
- “The Lily and the Horn”, Catherynne Valente
- “Blood, Ash, Braids”, Genevieve Valentine
- “Kaiju maximus®: ‘So Various, So Beautiful, So New’”, Kai Ashante Wilson
- “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers”, Alyssa Wong
The striking cover art, inspired by an Ian McDonald story, is by Domenic Harman. The book is available to pre-order in all of the usual places, so please do!
Finally, I am hard at work on finishing the manuscript for the book, but I can announce I’m reading for the 2017 volume.