martes, 27 de noviembre de 2012

Contents of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volumen Seven edited by Jonathan Strahan (with links to free stories)

As the end of the year approaches we begin to see the traditional "best of..." lists. One of the first ones to be announced has been the table of contents of The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, the seventh volumen of the anthology yearly edited by Jonathan Strahan and published by Night Shade Books. The stories included (in alphabetical order, since the order in the book is still undecided) are the following (with links to free online versions of the stories when available):
  1. “The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times”, Eleanor Arnason
  2. “Great Grandmother in the Cellar”, Peter S. Beagle
  3. “Immersion”, Aliette de Bodard
  4. “Troll Blood”, Peter Dickinson
  5. “Close Encounters”, Andy Duncan
  6. “Blood Drive”, Jeffrey Ford
  7. “Adventure Story”, Neil Gaiman
  8. “The Grinnell Method”, Molly Gloss
  9. “Beautiful Boys”, Theodora Goss
  10. “The Easthound”, Nalo Hopkinson
  11. “Mantis Wives”, Kij Johnson
  12. “Bricks, Sticks, Straw”, Gwyneth Jones
  13. “Goggles c 1910”, Caitlin R. Kiernan
  14. “The Education of a Witch”, Ellen Klages
  15. “The Color Least Used by Nature”, Ted Kosmatka
  16. “Significant Dust”, Margo Lanagan
  17. “Two Houses”, Kelly Link
  18. “Mono No Aware”, Ken Liu
  19. “Macy Minnot’s Last Christmas on Dione, Ring Racing, Fiddler’s Green, the Potter’s Garden”, Paul McAuley
  20. “Swift, Brutal Retaliation”, Megan McCarron
  21. “About Fairies”, Pat Murphy
  22. “Nahiku West”, Linda Nagata
  23. “Let Maps to Others”, K.J. Parker
  24. “Jack Shade in the Forest of Souls”, Rachel Pollack
  25. “Katabasis”, Robert Reed
  26. “What Did Tessimond Tell You?”, Adam Roberts
  27. “The Contrary Gardener”, Christopher Rowe
  28. “Joke in Four Panels”, Robert Shearman
  29. “Domestic Magic”, Steve Rasnic Tem & Melanie Tem
  30. “Reindeer Mountain”, Karin Tidbeck
  31. “Fade to White”, Catherynne M. Valente
  32. “A Bead of Jasper, Four Small Stones”, Genevieve Valentine
I must confess that this year I'm way behind with my short story reading and I haven't read any of these ones yet (something I hope will change soon). However, I'm very glad to see some favorites of this blog such as Aliette de Bodard or Ken Liu and I'm also happy that a story by Karin Tidbeck was included, since my friend Pedro Román wrote a wonderful review (in Spanish) of Jagannath and even interviewed the author (in Spanish) (you can read the English version of the interview on this blog, courtesy of Pedro).

(You can also read this article in Spanish/También puedes leer este artículo en español

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