Two Stories Named in The Year’s Best Science Fiction!

Star editor Gardner Dozois has released the table of contents for his upcoming anthology The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection, and we are honored to announce that two Originals have made the list.

Included are Carrie Vaughn’s deeply moving short story about the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence “The Best We Can,” and Nancy Kress’ incredible novella “One,” which follows a brutal boxer who is burdened with super-empathy after a blow to the head, and struggles to resist the intimacies his new powers reveal to him. Also on Dozois’ list is Ken Liu’s “The Plague,” which was published as part of Nature magazine’s “Futures” series and reprinted on here.

You can see the complete table of contents below the cut.


Table of Contents:

  1. “The Discovered Country” by Ian R. MacLeod
  2. “The Book Seller” by Lavie Tidhar
  3. “Pathways” by Nancy Kress
  4. “A Heap of Broken Images” by Sunny Moraine
  5. “Rock of Ages” by Jay Lake
  6. “Rosary and Goldenstar” by Geoff Ryman
  7. “Gray Wings” by Karl Bunker
  8. The Best We Can” by Carrie Vaughn
  9. “Transitional Forms” by Paul McAuley
  10. “Precious Mental” by Robert Reed
  11. “Martian Blood” by Allen M. Steele
  12. “Zero For Conduct” by Greg Egan
  13. “The Waiting Stars” by Aliette de Bodard
  14. “A Map of Mercury” by Alastair Reynolds
  15. One” by Nancy Kress
  16. “Murder on the Aldrin Express” by Martin L. Shoemaker
  17. “Biographical Fragments of the Life of Julian Prince” by Jake Kerr
  18. The Plague” by Ken Liu
  19. “Fleet” by Sandra McDonald
  20. “The She-Wolf’s Hidden Grin” by Michael Swanwick
  21. “Bad Day on Boscobel” by Alexander Jablokov
  22. “The Irish Astronaut” by Val Nolan
  23. “The Other Gun” by Neal Asher
  24. “Only Human” by Lavie Tidhar
  25. “Entangled” by Ian R. MacLeod
  26. “Earth 1″ by Stephen Baxter
  27. “Technarion” by Sean McMullen
  28. “Finders” by Melissa Scott
  29. “The Queen of Night’s Aria” by Ian McDonald
  30. “Hard Stars” by Brendan DuBois
  31. “The Promise of Space” by James Patrick Kelly
  32. “Quicken” by Damien Broderick


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