Now Available: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Eight
I’m pleased to say that Johnathan Strahan’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year (volume eight) has just been published by Solaris. The anthology includes my story ‘The Irish Astronaut’ (shortlisted for this year’s Sturgeon award) along with work from K J Parker, Neil Gaiman, Yoon Ha Lee, Joe Abercrombie, Sofia Samatar, Greg Egan, E Lily Yu, Geoff Ryman, M Bennardo, Ted Chiang, Ramez Naam, Priya Sharma, M John Harrison, Richard Parks, Lavie Tidhar, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, James Patrick Kelly, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Eleanor Arnason, Ian R Macleod, Charlie Jane Anders, An Owomoyela, Karin Tidbeck, Madeline Ashby, Caitlín R Kiernan, Robert Reed, and Ian Mcdonald (I have previously blogged a more complete breakdown of the contents here).
To quote the cover: “From the inner realms of humanity to the far reaches of space, these are the science fiction and fantasy tales that are shaping the genre and the way we think about the future. Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan continues to shine a light on the very best writing, featuring both established authors and exciting new talents. Within you will find twenty-eight incredible tales, showing the ever growing depth and diversity that science fiction and fantasy continues to enjoy. These are the brightest stars in our firmament, lighting the way to a future filled with astonishing stories about the way we are, and the way we could be.”
You can order a copy from Solaris online here or pick one up at all good bookshops.
Other posts you may find of interest:
- ‘Flann, Fantasy, and Science Fiction: O’Brien’s Surprising Synthesis’, my Flann O’Brien article in Review of Contemporary Literature
- ‘In a Vision of the Future, a Critique of our Present Ills’; My Irish Examiner review of Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312.