REVIEW: “Brings a unique, refreshing perspective to this curated collection of the year’s best sci-fi and fantasy short stories [that] offer[s] up some of modern genre’s best writing and most intriguing ideas.” —Barnes & Noble, Editor’s Pick as one of The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Collections and Anthologies of 2016

“Brings a unique, refreshing perspective to this curated collection of the year’s best sci-fi and fantasy short stories [that] offer[s] up some of modern genre’s best writing and most intriguing ideas.” —Barnes & Noble, Editor’s Pick as one of The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Collections and Anthologies of 2016 [review]

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NEWS: Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 is Available for Just $1.99 in Ebook Formats Today

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 is available for just $1.99 in ebook formats today:

Also, famous awesome person Wil Wheaton just said that BASFF 2015 is the best SF/F collection he’s ever read, so, you know, that’s pretty cool!

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REVIEW: “There has never been a better time in science fiction and fantasy short fiction, and you need look no further than this collection to see that truth.” —Tor.com, on BASFF 2016

“There has never been a better time in science fiction and fantasy short fiction, and you need look no further than this collection to see that truth. Within, you will find magic, aliens, dystopia, fairy tales, terrifying technology, far-flung futures, uncanny planets, and more. But you’ll also find heartbreak, laughter, compassion, complex morality, acceptance, strength in numbers, love, justice, the absurd, and the bittersweet. Let this collection take you to lands uncharted, and lands unknown, and lands unseen—you will be glad you went, and in these countries, there is something for everyone.” —Tor.com, on BASFF 2016 [review]

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REVIEW: “Showcases the nuanced, playful, ever-expanding definitions of the genre and celebrates its current renaissance.” —The Washington Post, on BASFF 2016

“The second edition to the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Karen Joy Fowler (Mariner), is just as strong as the first, if not stronger. […] Showcases the nuanced, playful, ever-expanding definitions of the genre and celebrates its current renaissance.” —The Washington Post, on BASFF 2016 [review]

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REVIEW: “Sophisticated sf/fantasy readers will find here everything they enjoy about the genre, plus a few other surprising delights.” —Library Journal, on BASFF 2016

“Whether conjuring a little magic or exploring technology’s impact, these impressive selections demonstrate that these works may be brief in length but long on complexity and voice. Sophisticated sf/fantasy readers will find here everything they enjoy about the genre, plus a few other surprising delights.” —Library Journal, on BASFF 2016 [review]

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NEWS: BASFF 2016 Table of Contents Revealed!

BASFF 2016

The Table of Contents for Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 has now been revealed! Pop on over to io9.com to check out the best 20 stories of the year, as selected by me (series editor John Joseph Adams) and guest editor Karen Joy Fowler.

io9 has the full table of contents, along with a little teaser for each story. Or if you prefer, here’s a version of the TOC right here on the official website, and here’s the full list of the 2016 Notable Stories.

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NEWS: BASFF 2016 Table of Contents Finalized, Submissions Open for 2017 Volume

Guest Editor Karen Joy Fowler and I have now completed work on Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016; our final list of Notable Stories, as well as the final anthology table of contents have been selected (though will remain secret until much closer to our October 2016 publication date).

Since the 2016 volume is now complete, I’m now turning my attention to the 2017 volume, which will collect the best material published during the 2016 calendar year. Editors, writers, and publishers who would like their work considered for next year’s edition, please see our Submissions page for instructions on how to submit material for consideration.

Note to Authors: If your work is appearing in an anthology, if you would like to make sure I am able to consider it, please email the publisher and/or the anthologist to request that they send a copy of the anthology to me. I’m still having to do a lot of hustling to get review copies, and it would be very helpful if authors helped spread the word to their editorial colleagues. (Note also that authors may submit their own stories to me directly; see the Submissions page for details.)

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