The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016

Category: Book
Edited By: Adams, John Joseph
Edited By: Fowler, Karen Joy
Series: Best American
Subject:  FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)
  FICTION / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: October 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.14in x 8.77in x 0.80in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*A great, fun, romping collection of stories." - San Francisco Book Review "This volume's diverse list of well-known and rising stars . . . makes it a welcome addition to the 'Best American' series." -Washington Post "A powerful collection that is worth your time, attention, and love." - Tor In its inaugural edition, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy featured a diverse array of authors, stories, and sources. John Joseph Adams scours the magazine racks and websites to find the very best stories, and this year's guest editor, Karen Joy Fowler, is sure to curate a collection that encompasses all corners of the genres. As the best-selling author of both The Jane Austen Book Club and We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Fowler knows firsthand just how different one author's writing can be from work to work, and she will bring that literary sensibility to her selections. However, she is also a longtime insider in the world of science fiction and fantasy, having won numerous Nebula and World Fantasy Awards and cofounded the James Tiptree, Jr. Award for works of science fiction or fantasy that expand or explore the understanding of gender. With this top-notch combination of series and guest editor, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy builds upon the foundation established in its first year. "
From The Publisher*Science fiction and fantasy enjoy a long literary tradition, stretching from Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells, and Jules Verne to Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, and William Gibson. In The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy award-winning editor John Joseph Adams delivers a diverse and vibrant collection of stories published in the previous year. Featuring writers with deep science fiction and fantasy backgrounds, along with those who are infusing traditional fiction with speculative elements, these stories uphold a longstanding tradition in both genres-looking at the world and asking, What if . . . ?
Review Quote*A thoughtful array from a star-studded assemblage of writers. . . . [whose] subject matter travels far and wide in time, space, and human memory." - Publishers Weekly "
Biographical NoteKAREN JOY FOWLER is the author of six novels and four short story collections, including We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and Black Glass . She is the winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award, a finalist for the Man Booker prize, and has won numerous Nebula and World Fantasy awards. JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS is the best-selling editor of numerous anthologies, including The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination, Armored, Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, and The Living Dead . Called the reigning king of the anthology world" by Barnes & Noble, John is a winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been nominated eight times) and is a six-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare, and is a producer for Wired 's The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast. "