Posts Tagged ‘Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy’

NEWS: BASFF 2017 Cover Reveal + Announcing Guest Editor Charles Yu

I’m pleased to reveal the cover for Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017, and announce that this volume’s guest editor.

Our guest editor this year is Charles Yu. He is the author of the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, His short fiction has also appeared in Playboy, Esquire.com, Wired Magazine and Wired.com, Lightspeed, The Oxford American, and Vice.com, among other anthologies and magazines, as well as in two collections: Third Class Superhero and Sorry Please Thank You. I’ve also published him in a number of my own anthologies, including Robot Uprisings, Dead Man’s Hand, and Press Start to Play; fun fact: if you mashed up the latter two stories, you basically get HBO’s hit TV show Westworld, for which Charlie worked as a scriptwriter and the story editor on season one.

BASFF 2017

The table of contents has also been selected, but it will be kept under wraps for a while yet. (It will likely be announced some time in July.) Meanwhile, though, the book is available for pre-order:

 

REVIEW: “An impressive and intriguing array of twenty authors [who] are some of the most talented, versatile and imaginative practitioners of sf/f/h today.” —Intergalactic Medicine Show, on BASFF 2016

“An impressive and intriguing array of twenty authors [who] are some of the most talented, versatile and imaginative practitioners of sf/f/h today.” —Intergalactic Medicine Show, on BASFF 2016 [review]

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, on BASFF 2016; 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]

REVIEW: “Whimsical and haunting […] a welcome addition to the Best American series.” —The Washington Post on BASFF 2015

“Whimsical and haunting […] a welcome addition to the Best American series.” —The Washington Post on BASFF 2015 [review]

REVIEW: “Stellar […] An illuminating anthology.” —Library Journal, on BASFF 2015 (Starred Review)

STARRED REVIEW: “Stellar […] An illuminating anthology for genre devotees and curious readers interested in exploring sf/fantasy.” —Library Journal, on BASFF 2015 [review]

NEWS: Vox.com Presents the Top 5 SF/F Short Stories of All-Time, Selected by BASFF 2015 Editors

“For the first time ever, the renowned Best American series of anthologies has published a collection of the country’s best science fiction and fantasy stories. Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy is a terrific book, filled with 20 stories that filter very basic questions about humanity — how do men and women relate to each other? how are we being changed by our technology? what is the relationship between oppressor and oppressed? — through the filters of other genres and even other worlds.” —Vox.com, on BASFF 2015

Clickthrough to see the list of our top ten stories, including discussion about each selection. [article]

REVIEW: “THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY contains stories that are a delight to read.” —Locus, on BASFF 2015

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy contains stories that are a delight to read.” —Locus, on BASFF 2015 [review appears in the October 2015 issue]

REVIEW: “An exemplary list of the year’s best short fiction.” —SF Signal, on BASFF 2015

“An exemplary list of the year’s best short fiction […] The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 ultimately brings together an impressive collection of authors exploring a wide range of characters, ideas, and worlds. If you’re a fan of John Joseph Adams and his tendency to lean towards unique, character driven stories, then you’ll certainly enjoy The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015.” —SF Signal, on BASFF 2015

REVIEW: Tor.com on BASFF 2015: “A powerful collection that is worth your time, attention, and love.”

“Adams and Hill have run through the collective summer forest of our community, coaxed twenty bright, beautiful, and ethereal fireflies into a jar, and given them to the world to enjoy in this collection. […] A powerful collection that is worth your time, attention, and love.” —Tor.com on BASFF 2015 [review]

REVIEW: “A great, fun, romping collection of stories.” —San Francisco Book Review, on BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2015

“A great, fun, romping collection of stories.” —San Francisco Book Review [review]