Best SF & Fantasy of Year #12 by Jonathan Strahan

Science fiction is a portal that opens doors onto futures too rich and strange to imagine. Fantasy takes us through doorways of magic and wonder. For more than a decade award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan has sifted through tens of thousands of stories to select the best, the most interesting, the most engaging science fiction and fantasy to thrill and delight readers.
Featuring stories from Daniel Abraham, Charlie Jane Anders, Kelly Barnhill, R. S. Benedict, Tobias Buckell, Indrapramit Das, Samuel R. Delany, Greg Egan, Max Gladstone, Theodora Goss, Saad Z. Hossain, Dave Hutchinson, Kathleen Kayembe, Caitlin R Kiernan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Rich Larson, Yoon Ha Lee, Scott Lynch, Maureen McHugh, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Linda Nagata, Suzanne Palmer, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Alastair Reynolds, Karl Schroeder, Nick Wolven, and Caroline M. Yoachim.

Introduction, Jonathan Strahan
Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance, Tobias S. Buckell
Probably Still the Chosen One, Kelly Barnhill
The Martian Obelisk, Linda Nagata
A Series of Steaks, Vina Jie-Min Prasad
Carnival Nine, Caroline M. Yoachim
Eminence, Karl Schroeder
The Chameleon’s Gloves, Yoon Ha Lee
The Faerie Tree, Kathleen Kayembe
The Mocking Tower, Daniel Abraham
Sidewalks, Maureen McHugh
My English Name, R. S. Benedict
Crispin’s Model, Max Gladstone
The Secret Life of Bots, Suzanne Palmer
Concessions, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali
Confessions of a Con Girl, Nick Wolven
The Smoke of Gold is Glory, Scott Lynch
The Discrete Charm of the Turing Machine, Greg Egan
The Lamentation of their Women, Kai Ashante Wilson
An Evening with Severyn Grimes, Rich Larson
Though She Be But Little, C. S. E. Cooney
The Moon is Not a Battlefield, Indrapramit Das
The Worshipful Society of Glovers, Mary Robinette Kowal
Come See the Living Dryad, Theodora Goss
Fairy Tale of Wood Street, Caitlín R. Kiernan
Babylon, Dave Hutchison
Bring Your Own Spoon, Saad Z. Hossain
The Hermit of Houston, Samuel R. Delany
Belladonna Nights, Alastair Reynolds
Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue, Charlie Jane Anders

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