The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2017 Edition

This ninth volume of the year’s best science fiction and fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre’s greatest authors, including Charlie Jane Anders, Steven Barnes, Seth Dickinson, Kameron Hurley, Rich Larson, Ian R. MacLeod, Paul McAuley, Adam Roberts, Lavie Tidhar, Genevieve Valentine, Carrie Vaughn, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Asimov’s, Bridging Infinity, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lightspeed, and other top venues, The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.


“Seven Ways of Looking at the Sun-Worshippers of Yul-Katan” by Maggie Clark (Analog)
“All that Robot Shit” by Rich Larson (Asimov’s)
“Project Empathy” by Dominica Phetteplace (Asimov’s)
“Lazy Dog Out” by Suzanne Palmer (Asimov’s)
“The Visitor from Taured” by Ian R. MacLeod (Asimov’s)
“Openness” by Alexander Weinstein (Beloit Fiction Journal)
“In Skander, for a Boy” by Chaz Brenchley (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
“Laws of Night and Silk” by Seth Dickinson (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
“Blood Grains Speak Through Memories” by Jason Sanford (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
“Rager in Space” by Charlie Jane Anders (Bridging Infinity)
“Ozymandias” by Karin Lowachee (Bridging Infinity)
“The Bridge of Dreams” by Gregory Feeley (Clarkesworld)
“Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home” by Genevieve Valentine (Clarkesworld)
“Things with Beards” by Sam J. Miller (Clarkesworld)
“Innumerable Glimmering Lights” by Rich Larson (Clockwork Phoenix 5)
“Between Nine and Eleven” by Adam Roberts (Crises and Conflicts)
“Red of Tooth and Cog” by Cat Rambo (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
“The Vanishing Kind” by Lavie Tidhar (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
“A Fine Balance” by Charlotte Ashley (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)
“Empty Planets” by Rahul Kanakia (Interzone)
“Fifty Shades of Grays” by Steven Barnes (Lightspeed)
“I’ve Come to Marry the Princess” by Helena Bell (Lightspeed)
“RedKing” by Craig deLancey= Lightspeed
“A Non-Hero’s Guide to The Road of Monsters” by A.T. Greenblatt, (Mothershipship Zeta)
“Dress Rehearsal” by Adrian Tchaikovsky, (Now We Are Ten)
“The Plague Givers” by Kameron Hurley, (Patreon)
“Gorse Daughter, Sparrow Son” by Alena Indigo Anne Sullivan (Strange Horizons)
“The Magical Properties of Unicorn Ivory” by Carlos Hernandez (The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria)
“Something Happened Here, But We’re Not Quite Sure What It Was” by Paul McAuley (
“That Game We Played During the War” by Carrie Vaughn (

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