Dec 18, 2009

Table of Contents: Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, Volume 4

Over at Notes from Coode Street, Jonathan Strahan has announced the contents of Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 4 which hits shelves March 29th.

Introduction, Jonathan Strahan
1. It Takes Two, Nicola Griffith (Eclipse Three)
2. Three Twilight Tales, Jo Walton (
3. Secret Story [To Be Announced in March]
4. The Island, Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2)
5. Ferryman, Margo Lanagan (Firebirds Soaring)
6. A Wild and Wicked Youth, Ellen Kushner (F&SF)
7. The Pelican Bar, Karen Joy Fowler (Eclipse Three)
8. Spar, Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld)
9. Going Deep, James Patrick Kelly (Asimov’s)
10. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black (The Eternal Kiss)
11. Zeppelin City, Michael Swanwick & Eileen Gunn (
12. Dragon’s Teeth, Alex Irvine (F&SF)
13. This Wind Blowing, and This Tide, Damien Broderick (Asimov’s)
14. By Moonlight, Peter S. Beagle (We Never Talk About My Brother)
15. Black Swan, Bruce Sterling (F&SF)
16. As Women Fight, Sara Genge (Asimov’s)
17. The Cinderella Game, Kelly Link (Troll’s Eye View)
18. Formidable Caress, Stephen Baxter (Analog)
19. Blocked, Geoff Ryman (F&SF)
20. Truth and Bone, Pat Cadigan (Poe)
21. Eros, Philia, Agape, Rachel Swirsky (
22. The Motorman’s Coat, John Kessel (F&SF)
23. Mongoose, Sarah Monette & Elizabeth Bear (Lovecraft Unbound)
24. Echoes of Aurora, Ellen Klages (What Remains)
25. Before My Last Breath, Robert Reed (Asimov’s)
26. Jo Boy, Diana Wynne Jones (The Dragon Book)
27. Utriusque Cosmi, Robert Charles Wilson (The New Space Opera 2)
28. A Delicate Architecture, Catherynne Valente (Troll’s Eye View)
29. The Cat That Walked a Thousand Miles, Kij Johnson (

I find it very interesting that has 4 stories making the anthology. If I'm correct, they've been around for less than a year. Quite a start. I didn't realize that the fiction over there was so strong. I don't typically read a lot of fiction online because I prefer the book form to get away from the screen when possible. Out of the big three F&SF has 5 stories, Asimov's has 4, and Analog 1. That would put on pace with any of the big 3 short fiction magazines.

Also, congratulations to Alex Irvine and Elizabeth Bear (Keeping An Eye On Authors and friends of the site) on writing stories that made it into the book.

Also, all 29 authors happen to be all women, what's up with that?

Made you look. Just Kidding!

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