Science fiction (Novelty)

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2019 Edition

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2019 Edition


Ursula K Le Guin
David Gerrold
James Patrick Kelly
Adam-Troy Castro
Dale Bailey
Juliet Marillier
Lavie Tidhar
James Sallis
Yoon Ha Lee
Carolyn Ives Gilman
Alec Nevala-Lee
Rich Horton
Rick Wilber
Kelly Robson
Sarah Pinsker
Ctein
Rich Larson
Alix E Harrow
Beth Goder
Alex Jeffers
Juliette Wade
S Woodson
Erin Roberts
Octavia Cade
Julia áková
Cadwell Turnbell
Kathleen Jennings
P H Lee
Justina Robson

ISBN: 9781607015314
Year of publication: 2019

THE YEARS BEST SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY: 2019 EDITION Edited by Rich Horton To my son-in-law Joshua Whitman and my daughter-in-law Patricia Clarey Horton. Where to Find the Great SF Fantasy short fiction Rich Horton The State of the Art There are a lot of Best of the Year volumes in our field, and frankly I recommend them all. One of the features of SF in 2018 is how much of it there is. Theres enough short fiction that the Hugo shortlist can very nearly ignore men, and still be mostly full of ...

Keywords: Anthology
The Forge: Fire and Ice

The Forge: Fire and Ice


Danuta Reah
Simon Fisher-Becker
Dan Staniforth
JX Plant
R L Kerrigan
Tim Gayda
Katie Lewis
Emily Wootton
Ed Newbould
Helen Parker
Alan Paine
John Hoggard
Kitty Waldron
C M Angus
Stuart Aken
Louisa Morillo
Robin Bilton
Pierre é
Rachel Lovat
Joseph Wheeldon
Jonathan Edwards
Sue Hoffmann
Mira Callahan
Lynn McInroy
Dominic Bell
Boris Glikman
Ann Bupryn

ISBN: 9781912053025
Year of publication: 2019

THE FORGE FIRE AND ICE To you, dear reader, for choosing this collection. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS As well as offering heartfelt thanks to Simon Fisher-Becker for his foreword and to the authors and the invited entries for adding their voices to this anthology, there are a group of folks who rarely get the thanks they deserve when creating a publication like this. With this in mind we would like to thank our typesetter Elaine for doing such a wonderful job with the layout, our cover designer Ramon for ...

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Falcon Down

Falcon Down


Mark Spaid

ISBN: 9781681113227
Year of publication: 2019

Mark Spaid FALCON DOWN I wrote this book for James Tomlin. He is my oldest son Jordans life companion. He came to us twelve years ago and he has been a pleasant addition. James is warm, friendly, easy to like and we are very happy to have him in our family. He is a hard worker and he and Jordan make a splendid couple. James is intelligent, thoughtful with a marvelous sense of humor and he cares about people. Those are traits in people that I like very much and for those reasons and many more I ...

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Compulsory

Compulsory


Martha Wells

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Year of publication: 2018

Martha Wells COMPULSORY The Murderbot Diaries 0.5 Its not like I havent thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, whats the hurry I can always kill the humans after the next series ends....

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Longer

Longer


Michael Blumlein

ISBN: 9781250229816
Year of publication: 2019

Michael Blumlein LONGER To Hilary Although our information is incorrect, we do not vouch for it. Erik Satie Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives a charter to mistake, but the very breath of science is a contest with mistake, and must keep the conscience alive. George Eliot The true length of a persons life is always a matter of dispute. Virginia Woolf ONE Your vision is not limited by what your eyes can see, but what your mind can imagine.1 One life was enough. Two were ...

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Detonation

Detonation


Erik A Otto

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Year of publication: 2019

Erik A. Otto DETONATION For you. And then, maybe, for the rest of us. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Many have propelled me. Many others have kept my keel straight. On this journey I am particularly indebted to my wife, Sarah, my father, Herb, and my editor, Tom. A special mention to Lee Reedy for his generous guidance on all things publishing, and to Galin Boyd and Art Snow for turning the ship on design considerations. My deepest gratitude. PROLOGUE Axels black SUV pulled up in front of the airport hangar. ...

Keywords: dystopia
The Second Angel

The Second Angel


Philip Kerr

ISBN: 9780752814438
Year of publication: 1998

Philip Kerr The Second Angel And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea and it became as the blood of a dead man. Revelation 16:3 Prologue I It was another bright, cold day on the Moon and the atomic clocks were flashing three hundred. Three hundred and twenty-four hours is the length of a lunar-equatorial day, which means that one day on the Moon is worth two full weeks on Earth. Few if any of the people working in Artemis Seven, a penal cave-mining colony, would have agreed with ...

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Walking to Aldebaran

Walking to Aldebaran


Adrian Tchaikovsky

ISBN: 9781786181961
Year of publication: 2019

Adrian Tchaikovsky WALKING TO ALDEBARAN CHAPTER ONE TODAY I FOUND something I could eat and something I could burn to keep back the darkness. That makes today a good day. I dont know what it was or where it came from. Like me, it had been wandering the passageways of this crypt for who knows how long and how long has it been, anyone No day and no night and Ive nothing left with power to tell the time, and so my life becomes one long greyness, punctuated by increasingly erratic periods of sleep. ...

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Vessel

Vessel


Lisa A Nichols

ISBN: 9781501168772
Year of publication: 2019

Lisa A. Nichols VESSEL To Jack and Sarah, for everything PROLOGUE HOUSTON, THIS IS Acting Commander Catherine Wells of Sagittarius. Do you read Catherine leaned over the comm panel, watching the swirling colors of nothingness outside the ship. Mom, they cant hear you. Aimee sat on the edge of the console, twisting the end of her long braid around her index finger. She was wearing the PROPERTY OF NASA shirt David had bought Catherine the Christmas before she left. She was right, of course. But ...

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We Come in Peace

We Come in Peace


Lillian Francken

ISBN: 9781493740567
Year of publication: 2013

Lillian Francken WE COME IN PEACE Dedicated to Mr. Pitt, wherever you are. CHAPTER 1 The universe, with its infinite mass of solar systems consisting of galaxies filled with stars, clusters, and bright and dark nebulosities in its enormity, is in reality only a lonely, dark abyss. As you scan the far reaches of its vastness, the Milky Way comes into view. With its speckled sphere of planets, moons, asteroids, and stars rotating around a bright G2V star against a hazy dark-blue background, it is ...

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Nine Last Days on Planet Earth

Nine Last Days on Planet Earth


Daryl Gregory

ISBN: 9781250209450
Year of publication: 2018

Daryl Gregory NINE LAST DAYS ON PLANET EARTH 1975 On the first night of the meteor storm, his mother came to wake him up, but LT was only pretending to sleep. Hed been lying in the dark waiting for the end of the world. You have to see this, she said. He didnt want to leave the bed but she was an intense woman who could beam energy into him with a look. She took his hand and led him between the stacks of moving boxes, then across the backyard and through the cattle gate to the field, where the ...

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A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers

A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers


Alyssa Wong

ISBN: 9780765386588
Year of publication: 2016

Alyssa Wong A FIST OF PERMUTATIONS IN LIGHTNING AND WILDFLOWERS There was nothing phoenix-like in my sisters immolation. Just the scent of charred skin, unbearable heat, the inharmonious sound of her last, grief-raw scream as she evaporated, leaving glass footprints seared into the desert sand. If my parents were still alivealthough they are, probably, in some iteration of the universe maybe even this onethey would tell me that it wasnt my fault, that no one could have seen it coming. That she ...

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Terminal

Terminal


Lavie Tidhar

ISBN: 9780765389398
Year of publication: 2016

Lavie Tidhar TERMINAL From above the ecliptic the swarm can be seen as a cloud of minute bullet-shaped insects, their hulls, packed with photovoltaic cells, capturing the sunlight tiny, tiny flames burning in the vastness of the dark. They crawl with unbearable slowness across this small section of near space, beetles climbing a sheer obsidian rock face. Only the sun remains constant. The sun, always, dominates their sky. Inside each jalopy are instrument panels and their like a sleeping ...

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Your Orisons May Be Recorded

Your Orisons May Be Recorded


Laurie Penny

ISBN: 9780765384546
Year of publication: 2016

Laurie Penny YOUR ORISONS MAY BE RECORDED All prayers are answered, but sometimes the answer is no. And sometimes the answer is: Let me talk to my manager and get back to you. Really, the caller is saying, Ive been donating to the church for years. Going every Sunday. He wanted that. He wanted us to get married there. Its legal now. Honestly, I expected better service, but I think persuading him to come home is the least you can do at this point. The clients voice shakes a little with ...

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The Ghosts of Christmas

The Ghosts of Christmas


Paul Cornell

ISBN: 9781466835290
Year of publication: 2012

Paul Cornell THE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS It was because of a row. The row was about nothing. So it all came from nothing. Or, perhaps its more accurate to say it came from the interaction between two people. I remember how Bens voice suddenly became gentle and he said, as if decanting the whole unconscious reason for the row: Why dont we try for a baby This was mid-March. My memory of that moment is of hearing birds outside. I always loved that time of year, that sense of nature becoming stronger ...

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