2016 Table of Contents

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 contains the following content.


  • Meet Me in Iram by Sofia Samatar
    from Meet Me in Iram/Those Are the Pearls
  • Interesting Facts by Adam Johnson
    from Harper’s Magazine
  • The Apartment Dweller’s Bestiary by Kij Johnson
    from Clarkesworld Magazine
  • The Mushroom Queen by Liz Ziemska
    from Tin House
  • Tea Time by Rachel Swirsky
    from Lightspeed Magazine
  • The Duniazát by Salman Rushdie
    from The New Yorker
  • The Thirteen Mercies by Maria Dahvana Headley
    from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
  • Things You Can Buy for a Penny by Will Kaufman
    from Lightspeed Magazine
  • The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History by Sam J. Miller
    from Uncanny Magazine
  • Ambiguity Machines: An Examination by Vandana Singh
    from Tor.com


  • The Game of Smash and Recovery by Kelly Link
    from Strange Horizons
  • Planet Lion by Catherynne M. Valente
    from Uncanny Magazine
  • By Degrees and Dilatory Time by S.L. Huang
    from Strange Horizons
  • The Daydreamer by Proxy by Dexter Palmer
    from The Bestiary (Ann VanderMeer, ed.)
  • Headshot by Julian Mortimer Smith
    from Terraform
  • No Placeholder for You, My Love by Nick Wolven
    from Asimov’s Science Fiction
  • Lightning Jack’s Last Ride by Dale Bailey
    from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
  • Rat Catcher’s Yellows by Charlie Jane Anders
    from Press Start to Play (Daniel & Wilson & John Joseph Adams, eds.)
  • Three Bodies at Mitanni by Seth Dickinson
    from Analog Science Fiction & Fact
  • The Great Silence by Ted Chiang
    from e-flux journal