The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy 2015 • SF&F anthology by Rich Horton

The next Year’s Best Of anthology will be published in only a couple of days. It is one really large collection with 34 stories on 576 pages.

I’ve only read a couple of the stories, but the list of content reads interesting:


  1. ★★★ • “Sadness” by Timons Esaias • absurd posthumanity • review
  2. “Schools of Clay” by Derek Künsken
  3. ★★★ • “Someday” • SF short story by James Patrick Kelly • human reproduction on a colonial planet • review
  4. The Instructive Tale of the Archeologist and his Wife” by Alexander Jablokov
  5. “Heaven Thunders the Truth” by K. J. Parker • available@beneath-ceaseless-skies
  6. “The Manor of Lost Time” by Richard Parks • available@beneath-ceaseless-skies
  7. “Every Hill Ends With Sky” by Robert Reed
  8. “Wine” by Yoon Ha Lee • available online@Clarkesworld
  9. “Pernicious Romance” by Robert Reed • available online@Clarkesworld
  10. “The Magician and Laplace’s Demon” by Tom Crosshill • available online@Clarkesworld
  11. ★★★★ • “THE LONG HAUL from the Annals of Transportation, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009” • alternative history short story by Ken Liu • review
  12. “A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i” by Alaya Dawn Johnson • available online
  13. “Aberration” by Genevieve Valentine
  14. “Ghost Story” by John Grant
  15. “Skull and Hyssop” by Kathleen Jennings
  16. “The Endless Sink” by Damien Ober
  17. “Drones Don’t Kill People” by Annalee Newitz • available online@lightspeedmagazine
  18. “How to Get Back to the Forest” by Sofia Samatar • available online@lightspeedmagazine
  19. “Selfie” by Sandra MacDonald • available online@lightspeedmagazine
  20. ★★★★ • “Cimmeria: From The Journal of Imaginary Anthropology” • fantasy short story by Theodora Goss • invented Cimmeria comes into existence • review
  21. “I Can See Right Through You” by Kelly Link • available online
  22. “The Wild and Hungry Times” by Patricia Russo
  23. ★★ • Invisible Planets • short story by Hannu Rajaniemi experimental structure mainly • review
  24. “Trademark Bugs: A Legal History” by Adam Roberts
  25. ★★★ •  “A Better Way to Die” • fantasy short story by Paul Cornell • Spy Major Jonathan Hamilton protects a timeline-adjacent 19th century British empire • review
  26. “Fift and Shria” by Benjamin Rosenbaum
  27. “Witch, Beast, Saint: An Erotic Fairy Tale” by C. S. E. Cooney • available online@strangehorizons
  28. ★★★★ • “Grand Jeté (The Great Leap)” • Rachel Swirsky • future golem incorporating the ego of a daughter • review
  29. ★★ • “The Scrivener” • allegorial fairy tale by Eleanor Arnason • allegorial and a bit boring fairy tale about three daugthers Imagination, Ornamentation, and Plot who shall be authors. 
  30. ★★★ “The Hand is Quicker” • Near SF novelette by Elizabeth Bear • perception control • review
  31. “Break! Break! Break!” by Charlie Jane Anders • available @Lightspeed
  32. “Sleeper” by Jo Walton• available
  33. ★★★★★ •  “Petard: A Tale of Just Deserts” • hacktivism story • shortstory by Cory Doctorow • review
  34. ★★★★ • “Collateral” • near future SF by Peter Watts • cyborg near future SF • review
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