The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Vol 10
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Vol 10

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.

  1. “City of Ash”, Paolo Bacigalupi
  2. “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson”, Elizabeth Bear
  3. “The Machine Starts”, Greg Bear
  4. “The Winter Wraith”, Jeffrey Ford
  5. “Black Dog”, Neil Gaiman
  6. “Jamaica Ginger”, Nalo Hopkinson & Nisi Shawl
  7. “Drones”, Simon Ings
  8. “Emergence”, Gwyneth Jones
  9. “Dancy vs. the Pterosaur”, Caitlin R. Kiernan
  10. “Another Word for World”, Anne Leckie
  11. “The Game of Smash and Recovery”, Kelly Link
  12. “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn”, Usman T. Mailk
  13. “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan”, Ian McDonald
  14. “Little Sisters”, Vonda McIntyre
  15. “Calved”, Sam J. Miller
  16. “Ghosts of Home”, Sam J. Miller
  17. “The Deepwater Bride”, Tamsyn Muir
  18. “The Empress in Her Glory”, Robert Reed
  19. “A Murmuration”, Alastair Reynolds
  20. “Oral Argument”, Kim Stanley Robinson
  21. “Water of Versailles”, Kelly Robson
  22. “Capitalism in the 22nd Century”, Geoff Ryman
  23. “The Karen Joy Fowler Book Club”, Nike Sulway
  24. “The Lily and the Horn”, Catherynne Valente
  25. “Blood, Ash, Braids”, Genevieve Valentine
  26. “Kaiju maximus®: ‘So Various, So Beautiful, So New’”, Kai Ashante Wilson
  27. “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.