The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Two

    The second volume of a new best-of-the-year science fiction short story anthology edited by Hugo Award-winning editor Neil Clarke. First contact with a mysterious race of aliens reveals an unusual request; a family's pet dog comes to grips with the newly bestowed gift of human-like intelligence; a poet, in danger and alone on a distant world, makes unlikely allies; hundreds of years in the future, a famous hermit lives in the sea above the now-underwater Harvard University; former friends navigate unsteady peace between human refugees and the technologically superior race that saved them; in a future where human life can be infinitely extended through cybertronic rebirth, one woman declines immortality. For decades, science fiction has compelled us to imagine futures both inspiring and cautionary. Whether it's a warning message from a survey ship, a harrowing journey to a new world, or the adventures of well-meaning AI, science fiction inspires the imagination and delivers a lens through which we can view ourselves and the world around us. With The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Two, award-winning editor Neil Clarke provides a year-in-review and twenty-seven of the best stories published by both new and established authors in 2016. TABLE OF CONTENTS "The Visitor from Taured" by Ian R. MacLeod Asimov's, September 2016 "Extraction Request" by Rich Larson Clarkesworld, January 2016 "A Good Home" by Karin Lowachee Lightspeed, June 2016 "Prodigal" by Gord Sellar Analog, December 2016 "Ten Days" by Nina Allan Now We Are Ten, edited by Ian Whates "Terminal" by Lavie Tidhar, April 2016 "Panic City" by Madeline Ashby CyberWorld, edited by Jason Heller and Joshua Viola "Last Gods" by Sam J. Miller Drowned Worlds, edited by Jonathana Strahan "HigherWorks" by Gregory Norman Bossert Asimov's, December 2016 "A Strange Loop" by T.R. Napper Interzone, January/February 2016 "Night Journey of the Dragon-Horse" by Xia Jia Invisible Planets, edited by Ken Liu "Pearl" by Aliette de Bodard The Starlit Wood, edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe "The Metal Demimonde" by Nick Wolven Analog, June 2016 "The Iron Tactician" by Alastair Reynolds Newcon Press "The Mighty Slinger" by Tobias S. Buckell and Karen Lord Bridging Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan "They All Have One Breath" by Karl Bunker Asimov's, December 2016 "Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea" by Sarah Pinsker Lightspeed, February 2016 "And Then, One Day, the Air was Full of Voices" by Margaret Ronald Clarkesworld, June 2016 "The Three Lives of Sonata James" by Lettie Prell, October 2016 "The Charge and the Storm" by An Owomoyela Asimov's, February 2016 "Parables of Infinity" by Robert Reed Bridging Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan "Ten Poems for the Mossums, One for the Man" by Suzanne Palmer Asimov's, July 2016 "You Make Pattaya" by Rich Larson Interzone, November/December 2016 "Number Nine Moon" by Alex Irvine F&SF, January/February 2016 "Things with Beards" by Sam J. Miller Clarkesworld, June 2016 "Dispatches from the Cradle: The Hermit--Forty-Eight Hours in the Sea of Massachusetts" by Ken Liu Drowned Worlds, edited by Jonathana Strahan "Touring with the Alien" by Carolyn Ives Gilman Clarkesworld, April 2016

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    Number of Pages: 608
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781597808965
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    Publisher: Night Shade Books


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