The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2012

Rich Horton et al.

This fourth volume of the year’s best science fiction and fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre’s greatest authors, including Jonathan Carroll, Neil Gaiman, Kij Johnson, Kelly Link, Paul McAuley, RJ Parker, Robert Reed, Rachel Swirsky, Catherynne M. Valente, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Asimov’s, F&SF, Strange Horizons, Subterranean,, and other top venues, The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

“The Silver Wind” by Nina Allen (Interzone)
“Martian Heart” by John Barnes (Life on Mars)
“East of Furious” by Jonathan Carroll (Conjunctions 56)
“Late Bloomer” by Suzy McKee Charnas (Teeth)
“The Last Sophia” by C.S.E. Cooney (Strange Horizons)
“Walking Stick Fires” by Alan DeNiro (Asimov’s)
“The Adakian Eagle” by Bradley Denton (Down These Strange Streets)
“Rampion” by Alexandra Duncan (F&SF)
“And Weep Like Alexander” by Neil Gaiman (Fables from the Fountain)
“Pug” by Theodora Goss (Asimov’s)
“Widows in the World” by Gavin Grant (Strange Horizons)
“Ghostweight” by Yoon Ha Lee (Clarkesworld)
“Choose Your Own Adventure” by Kat Howard (Fantasy)
“Younger Women” by Karen Joy Fowler (Subterranean)
“The Man Who Bridged the Mist” by Kij Johnson (Asimov’s)
“The Sighted Watchmaker” by Vylar Kaftan (Lightspeed)
“Mulberry Boys” by Margo Lanagan (Blood and Other Cravings)
“Canterbury Hollow” by Chris Lawson (F&SF)
“Some of Them Closer” by Marissa Lingen (Analog)
“The Summer People” by Kelly Link (Steampunk!)
“The Choice” by Paul McAuley (Asimov’s)
“A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong” by K.J. Parker (Subterranean)
“Woman Leaves Room” by Robert Reed (Lightspeed)
“My Chivalric Fiasco” by George Saunders (Harper’s)
“Fields of Gold” by Rachel Swirsky (Eclipse 4)
“The Smell of Orange Groves” by Lavie Tidhar (Clarkesworld)
“The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland, for a Little While” by Catherynne M. Valente (
“The Sandal-Bride” by Genevieve Valentine (Fantasy)
“The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees” by E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld)

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