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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012


Karen Joy Fowler
Neil Gaiman
Bradley Denton
Kelly Link
George Saunders
Margo Lanagan
Kij Johnson
Rachel Swirsky
Paul McAuley
Catherynne M Valente
Genevieve Valentine
K J Parker
Jonathan Carroll
Robert Reed
Suzy McKee Charnas
Lavie Tidhar
Theodora Goss
Vylar Kaftan
Yoon Ha Lee
John Barnes
Chris Lawson
Marissa Lingen
Rich Horton
Alan DeNiro
Alexandra Duncan
Gavin J Grant
Nina Allan
Kat Howard
C SE Cooney
E Lily Yu

ISBN: 9781607013440
Year of publication: 2012

THE YEARS BEST SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY: 2012 EDITION Edited by Rich Horton For my daughter Melissa, on the occasion of her graduation Summa Cum Laude from Clemson University. Contents Introduction, Rich Horton Ghostweight, Yoon Ha Lee The Sandal-Bride, Genevieve Valentine The Adakian Eagle, Bradley Denton The Sighted Watchmaker, Vylar Kaftan The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland, For a Little While, Catherynne M. Valente Walking Stick Fires, Alan DeNiro Late Bloomer, Suzy McKee Charnas The Choice, Paul ...

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Evil for Evil

Evil for Evil


K J Parker

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K J Parker Evil for Evil 1 The way to a mans heart, Valens quoted, drawing the rapier from its scabbard, is proverbially through his stomach, but if you want to get into his brain, I recommend the eye socket. He moved his right arm into the third guard, concentrated for a moment on the small gold ring that hung by a thread from the center rafter of the stable, frowned and relaxed. Lifting the sword again, he tapped the ring gently on its side, setting it swinging like a pendulum. As it reached ...

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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume 5 An anthology of stories

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume 5 An anthology of stories


Peter Watts
Jonathan Strahan
Pat Cadigan
Ellen Kushner
Geoffrey A Landis
Neil Gaiman
Bruce Sterling
Cory Doctorow
Joe Abercrombie
Margo Lanagan
Holly Black
James Patrick Kelly
Diana Peterfreund
Kij Johnson
Rachel Swirsky
Genevieve Valentine
K J Parker
John Kessel
Hannu Rajaniemi
Elizabeth Hand
Robert Reed
Christopher Barzak
Lavie Tidhar
Sandra McDonald
Sarah Rees Brennan
Damien Broderick
Theodora Goss
Maureen McHugh
Sara Genge
Ian Tregillis

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The Best Science Fiction Fantasy of the Year Volume 5 An anthology of stories edited by Jonathan Strahan For Alex, Alisa, and Tansythe Coode Street Feminist Advisory Committeefor their kindness, support, and advice. Acknowledgements This year has been a challenging one and getting this book done has been demanding. I doubt you would be holding it now without the determined assistance of my wife and co-editor Marianne Jablon, who stepped up to the plate and helped get this book ready at the last ...

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Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery

Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery


Steven Erikson
Robert Silverberg
Jonathan Strahan
ín R Kiernan
Gene Wolfe
Tanith Lee
Tim Lebbon
Michael Moorcock
Glen Cook
C J Cherryh
Scott Lynch
Joe Abercrombie
Garth Nix
K J Parker
Lou Anders
James Enge
Greg Keyes
Michael Shea
Bill Willingham

ISBN: 9780062000286
Year of publication: 2010

Swords Dark Magic The New Sword and Sorcery Edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders For ROBERT E. HOWARD, FRITZ LEIBER, and MICHAEL MOORCOCK, the great literary swordsmen who made it possible Introduction CHECK YOUR DARK LORD AT THE DOOR Sword and sorcery. The name says it all. Action meets magic. If high fantasy is about vast armies divided along the lines of obvious good versus ultimate evil, epic struggles to vanquish dark lords bent on world domination, then sword and sorcery is its ...

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Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery

Swords & Dark Magic: The New Sword and Sorcery


Steven Erikson
Robert Silverberg
Jonathan Strahan
Gene Wolfe
Tanith Lee
Tim Lebbon
Michael Moorcock
Glen Cook
C J Cherryh
Scott Lynch
Joe Abercrombie
Garth Nix
K J Parker
Lou Anders
James Enge
Greg Keyes
Michael Shea
n R Kiernan
Bill Willingham

ISBN: 9780062000286
Year of publication: 2010

Swords Dark Magic The New Sword and Sorcery Edited by Jonathan Strahan and Lou Anders For ROBERT E. HOWARD, FRITZ LEIBER, and MICHAEL MOORCOCK, the great literary swordsmen who made it possible Introduction CHECK YOUR DARK LORD AT THE DOOR Sword and sorcery. The name says it all. Action meets magic. If high fantasy is about vast armies divided along the lines of obvious good versus ultimate evil, epic struggles to vanquish dark lords bent on world domination, then sword and sorcery is its ...

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The Proof House

The Proof House


K J Parker

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K. J. Parker The Proof House CHAPTER ONE Its customary to die first but in your case well make an exception . Bardas Loredan was in the new spur when the main gallery caved in. He heard the squeal of straining timbers, a volley of cracks and snaps, a blunt thump that knocked him off his knees into the loose clay, and then nothing at all. He lay still and listened. If the spur was going to cave in as well, it might not happen immediately. It all depended on whether the arch at the junction of the ...

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The Escapement

The Escapement


K J Parker

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K J Parker The Escapement 1 The quickest way to a mans heart, the instructor said, is proverbially through his stomach, but if you want to get into his brain, I recommend the eye socket. He reached out with the tip of the rapier and tapped it against the signet ring hed hung by a strand of cotton from the arm of the ornate gilt lamp bracket. The ring began to sway slowly backwards and forwards, like a pendulum. He took a step back, then raised the sword again, and slid his front foot smoothly ...

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Memory

Memory


K J Parker

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K J Parker Memory Chapter One Precepts of religion. Every victory is a defeat. Every cut made is a wound received. Every strength is a weakness. Every time you kill, you die. In which case, he thought, clawing briars away from in front of his face as he ran, the enemy must be taking a right pounding, the poor buggers. A dry branch snapped under his foot, startling him and throwing him off balance for a split second. Slow down, he urged himself haste breeds delay. Another of those wonderful ...

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The Belly of the Bow

The Belly of the Bow


K J Parker

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K J Parker The Belly of the Bow CHAPTER ONE The sergeant was pulling at his sleeve. Get out of here, Father, he said urgently, only just audible over the shouting and the nearby clatter of weapons. Theyre coming. Youll be killed if you dont get out now. Doctor Gannadius stared at him and grabbed his wrist. It felt solid enough. This is wrong, he mumbled. I cant be here. Get out the sergeant screamed then he pulled his wrist free and set off at a clumsy skidding run down the corridor, crashing ...

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Pattern

Pattern


K J Parker

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K J Parker Pattern Chapter One He woke up out of a dream about faraway places, and saw smoke. It was hanging in the air, like mist in a valley, and his first thought was that the chimney was blocked again. But there was rather too much of it for that, and he could hear burning, a soft cackle of inaudible conversation in the thatch above his head, the scampering of rats and squirrels in the hayloft. Beside him, his wife grunted and turned over. He nudged her hard in the small of the back, and ...

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Evil for Evil

Evil for Evil


K J Parker

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K J Parker Evil for Evil 1 The way to a mans heart, Valens quoted, drawing the rapier from its scabbard, is proverbially through his stomach, but if you want to get into his brain, I recommend the eye socket. He moved his right arm into the third guard, concentrated for a moment on the small gold ring that hung by a thread from the center rafter of the stable, frowned and relaxed. Lifting the sword again, he tapped the ring gently on its side, setting it swinging like a pendulum. As it reached ...

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Shadow

Shadow


K J Parker

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K J Parker Shadow Chapter One He opened his eyes and looked down. He had no idea where he was. A long way below, he could see a mans body lying in churned-up mud beside a river. It lay sideways, as if in bed, one cheek submerged in a shallow pool, still enough to form a mirror. That struck him as a pleasantly absurd symmetry one side of the mans face buried in mud, the other side duplicated by the reflection. There were red splashes in the pool that could be blood or, just as easily, something ...

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Devices and Desires

Devices and Desires


K J Parker

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K J Parker Devices and Desires Chapter One The quickest way to a mans heart, said the instructor, is proverbially through his stomach. But if you want to get into his brain, I recommend the eye-socket. Like a whip cracking, he uncurled his languid slouch into the taut, straight lines of the lunge. His forearm launched from the elbow like an arrow as his front leg plunged forward, and the point of the long, slim sword darted, neat as a component in a machine, through the exact centre of the ...

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Colours in the Steel

Colours in the Steel


K J Parker

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K J Parker Colours in the Steel CHAPTER ONE It was just a run-of-the-mill shipping dispute, nothing more a disagreement over the interpretation of a poorly worded contract, some minor discrepancies in various bills of lading, coinciding with a notorious grey area in the mercantile statutes. Properly handled, it could have been settled out of court with no hard feelings. Not the sort of cause youd choose to die for, if you could possibly help it. Everyone rose as the judge, a short man ...

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