I have five copies of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 6, an anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan, up for grabs, courtesy of the nice folks at Night Shade Books. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.
Here's the blurb:
An ancient society of cartographer wasps create delicately inscribed maps; a bodyjacking parasite is faced with imminent extinction; an AI makes a desperate gambit to protect its child from a ravenous dragon; a professor of music struggles with the knowledge that murder is not too high a price for fame; living origami carries a mother's last words to her child; a steam girl conquers the realm of imagination; Aliens attack Venus, ignoring an incredulous earth; a child is born on Mars...
The science fiction and fantasy fiction fields continue to evolve, setting new marks with each passing year. For the sixth year in a row, master anthologist Jonathan Strahan has collected stories that captivate, entertain, and showcase the very best the genre has to offer. Critically acclaimed, and with a reputation for including award-winning speculative fiction, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year is the only major "best of" anthology to collect both fantasy and science fiction under one cover.
Here's the table of contents:
Neil Gaiman - The Case of Death and Honey E. Lily Yu - The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees Caitlin R Kiernan - Tidal Forces Karen Joy Fowler - Younger Women Geoff Ryman - What We Found Catherynne M. Valente - White Lines on a Green Field An Owomoyela - All That Touches The Air Hannu Rajaniemi - The Server and the Dragon Paul McAuley- The Choice Peter Watts - Malak Nalo Hopkinson - Old Habits K. J. Parker - A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong Kelly Link - Valley of the Girls Cory Doctorow - Brave Little Toaster Michael Swanwick - The Dala Horse M. Rickert - The Corpse Painter's Masterpiece Ken Liu - The Paper Menagerie Dylan Horrocks - Steam Girl Maureen F. McHugh - After the Apocalypse Peter S. Beagle - Underbridge Jeffrey Ford - Relic Stephen Baxter - The Invasion of Venus Robert Reed - Woman Leaves Room Robert Shearman - Restoration Bruce Sterling - The Onset of a Paranormal Romance Margo Lanagan - Catastrophic Disruption of the Head Libba Bray - The Last Ride of the Glory Girls Nnedi Okorafor - The Book of Phoenix (Excerpted from The Great Book) Ian McDonald - Digging Kij Johnson - The Man Who Bridged the Mist Ellen Klages - Goodnight Moon
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