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The best of the year's science fiction and fantasy stories as selected by the multiple award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. Distant worlds, time travel, epic adventure, unseen wonders, and much more!

The best, most original and brightest science fiction and fantasy stories from around the globe from the past 12 months are brought together in one collection by multiple award winning editor Jonathan Strahan. This highly popular series now reaches volume eight and will include stories from both the biggest names in the field and the most exciting new talents. 

Previous volumes have included stories from Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Joe Abercrombie, Paolo Bacigalupi, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Jeffrey Ford, Margo Lanagan, Bruce Sterling, Adam Roberts, Ellen Klages, and many many more. With this volume the series comes to a new home at Solaris, publishers of Jonathan Strahan's award-winning original Infinities SF anthologies and the and Fearsome fantasy anthologies.

©2019 Jonathan Strahan (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • 02-19-20

used to love this series

I forget the name of the previous person who used to curate the stories in this series. The stories were almost always excellent, and introduced me to new authors. Not this one, these were awful, I gave up after the 7th story. Maybe next year.

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Too many dragons; not enough sci-fi.

I didn't enjoy this book and I was so looking forward to listening to it. It had a few bright spots like Okay, Glory and Mother Tongues, but not enough in a book this size. Disappointed...

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S/F 13

A few good science fiction stories but unfortunately way too much LGBTQ emphasis , almost every major character.

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  • Mr. Damian J. Burke
  • 12-02-19

Not what I thought it was

Much more fantasy than SciFi, and mostly lame stories about fairies. Just not my thing.