The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy (2016)

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Harper Voyager
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5.5 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author
JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS is the best-selling editor of numerous anthologies, plus the magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare.

KAREN JOY FOWLER's best-selling novels include We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and The Jane Austen Book Club.

"A thoughtful array from a star-studded assemblage of writers. . . . [whose] subject matter travels far and wide in time, space, and human memory." --Publishers Weekly "Intellectually demanding. . . . A very elite, highly curated set of stories; an obvious taste is at work." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "A standout. The initial entry was a huge success, and 2016 editor Karen Joy Fowler brings a unique, refreshing perspective to this curated collection of the year's best sci-fi and fantasy short stories. Salman Rushdie, Charlie Jane Anders, Kelly Link, and Dexter Palmer lead a strong field of contributors who offer up some of modern genre's best writing and most intriguing ideas."--B&N SciFI & Fantasy Blog "All in all, this second edition provides a comprehensive overview of the themes and troupes of science fiction and fantasy that continue to fascinate readers. . . the impact of the stories more than makes up for its comparatively smaller package. Highly recommended, especially for those interested in the finest short stories the two genres produced over the past year, but missed reading them when originally published." --Bookgasm "The second edition to the Best American Science Fiction and Fantsy, edited by Karen Joy Fowler (Mariner), is just as strong as the first, if not stronger. . . . With heavy-hitting authors such as Salman Rushdie, Anders and Sofia Samatar, this volume showcases the nuanced, playful, ever-expanding definitions of the genre and celebrates its current renaissance." --The Washington Post "There has never been a better time in science fiction and fantasy short fiction, and you need look no further than this collection to see that truth. Within, you will find magic, aliens, dystopia, fairy tales, terrifying technology, far-flung futures, uncanny planets, and more. But you'll also find heartbreak, laughter, compassion, complex morality, acceptance, strength in numbers, love, justice, the absurd, and the bittersweet. Let this collection take you to lands uncharted, and lands unknown, and lands unseen--you will be glad you went, and in these countries, there is something for everyone." --