2017 Table of Contents

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 contains the following content.


  • Head, Scales, Tongue, Tail by Leigh Bardugo
    from Summer Days and Summer Nights (Stephanie Perkins, ed.)
  • I’ve Come to Marry the Princess by Helena Bell
    from Lightspeed Magazine
  • The Witch of Orion Waste and the Boy Knight by E. Lily Yu
    from Uncanny Magazine
  • Vulcanization by Nisi Shawl
    from Nightmare Magazine
  • Not by Wardrobe, Tornado, or Looking Glass by Jeremiah Tolbert
    from Lightspeed Magazine
  • This is Not a Wardrobe Door by A. Merc Rustad
    from Fireside Magazine
  • The Story of Kao Yu by Peter S. Beagle
    from Tor.com
  • The City Born Great by N.K. Jemisin
    from Tor.com
  • Successor, Usurper, Replacement by Alice Sola Kim
    from BuzzFeed READER
  • I Was a Teenage Werewolf by Dale Bailey
    from Nightmare Magazine


  • Teenagers from Outer Space by Dale Bailey
    from Clarkesworld Magazine
  • Everyone From Themis Sends Letters Home by Genevieve Valentine
    from Clarkesworld Magazine
  • When They Came to Us by Debbie Urbanski
    from The Sun
  • Openness by Alexander Weinstein
    from Beloit Fiction Journal
  • The Future is Blue by Catherynne M. Valente
    from Drowned Worlds (Jonathan Strahan, ed.)
  • On the Fringes of the Fractal by Greg van Eekhout
    from 2113: Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush (Kevin J. Anderson & John McFetridge, eds.)
  • Smear by Brian Evenson
    from Conjunctions: Other Aliens
  • Welcome to the Medical Clinic at the Interplanetary Relay Station | Hours Since the Last Patient Death: 0 by Caroline M. Yoachim
    from Lightspeed
  • Caspar D. Luckinbill, What Are You Going to Do? by Nick Wolven
    from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
  • The Venus Effect by Joseph Allen Hill
    from Lightspeed Magazine