Best SF 30

Gardner Dozois’s massive The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection is now out in the US. It’s been described as the most diverse yet. As Dozois writes:

It shows the continuing evolution of the field in the Twenty-First Century, as new types of people with new perspective and new approaches continue to come into it, people who might not have fit comfortably into John W. Campbell’s largely white, male, middle-class, American stable of writers at ANALOG in the ’30s and ’40s.

I am very fortunate to have not one but two stories in the current volume – Central Station story “Under the Eaves” and “The Memcordist” (set in the same future-history milieu of the Continuity).

Here is the cover:

Year's Best SF 30

And here is the table of contents:

  1. “Weep For Day” by Indrapramit Das
  2. “The Man” by Paul Mcauley
  3. “The Memcordist” by Lavie Tidhar
  4. “The Girl-thing Who Went Out For Sushi” by Pat Cadigan
  5. “Holmes Sherlock” by Eleanor Arnason
  6. “Nightfall On The Peak Of Eternal Light” by Richard A. Lovett And William Gleson
  7. “Close Encounters” by Andy Duncan
  8. “The Finite Canvas” by Brit Mandelo
  9. “Steamgothic” by Sean Mcmullen
  10. “In The House Of Aryaman” by A Lonely Signal Burns” by Elizabeth Bear
  11. “Macy Minot’s Last Christmas On Dione, Ring Racing, Fiddler’s Green, The Potter’s Garden” by Paul Mcauley
  12. “Twenty Lights To “the Land Of Snow,” Michael Bishop
  13. “Astrophilia” by Carrie Vaughn
  14. “What Did Tessimond Tell You?” by Adam Roberts
  15. “Old Paint” by Megan Lindholm
  16. “Chitai Heiki Koronbin” by David Moles
  17. “Gods Of Risk” by James S. A. Corey
  18. “The Water Thief” by Alastair Reynolds
  19. “Nightside On Callisto” by Linda Nagata
  20. “Under The Eaves” by Lavie Tidhar
  21. “Sudden” by Broken And Unexpected” by Steven Popkes
  22. “Fireborn” by Robert Charles Wilson
  23. “Ruminations In An Alien Tongue” by Vandana Singh
  24. “Tyche And The Ants” by Hannu Rajaniemi
  25. “The Wreck Of The Charles Dexter Ward” by Sarah Monette And Elizabeth Bear
  26. “Invisible Men” by Christopher Barzak
  27. “Ship’s Brother” by Aliette De Bodared
  28. “Eater-of-bone” by Robert Reed

 

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  1. This sounds like a fantastic collection! Many of the story titles are intriguing, particularly for me, ‘Steamgothic’, ‘Holmes Sherlock’, ‘The Water Thief’, and ‘The Wreck Of The Charles Dexter Ward’ and even more-so because you have 2 in there, and love the name, ‘The Memcordist’, though, I haven’t a clue what it means!🙂

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