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The Best Science Fiction of the Year – Volume 6

Night Shade Books – January 2022 (Rescheduled due to supply chain issues.)
ISBN-10: 1949102521 (hardcover), 194910253X (trade paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-1949102529 (hardcover), 978-1949102536 (trade paperback)

The sixth volume in my year’s best series. This book will feature science fiction short stories/novelettes/novellas originally published in 2020.

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Table of Contents

  • “Scar Tissue by Tobias S. Buckell (Future Tense Fiction, May 30, 2020)
  • “Eyes of the Forest by Ray Nayler (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/June 2020)
  • “Sinew and Steel and What They Told by Carrie Vaughn (Tor.com, February 26, 2020)
  • “An Important Failure by Rebecca Campbell (Clarkesworld Magazine, August 2020)
  • “The Long Iapetan Night by Julie Novakova (Asimov’s Science Fiction, November/December 2020)
  • “AirBody by Sameem Siddiqui (Clarkesworld Magazine, April 2020)
  • “The Bahrain Underground Bazaar by Nadia Afifi (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, November/December 2020)
  • “Lone Puppeteer of a Sleeping City by Arula Ratnakar (Clarkesworld Magazine, September 2020)
  • “Your Boyfriend Experience by James Patrick Kelly (Entanglements: Tomorrow’s Lovers, Families, and Friends, edited by Sheila Williams)
  • “Beyond the Tattered Veil of Stars by Mercurio D. Rivera (Asimov’s Science Fiction, March/April 2020)
  • “The 1st Interspecies Solidarity Fair and Parade by Bogi Takács (Rebuilding Tomorrow, edited by Tsana Dolichva)
  • “Oannes, From The Flood by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Avatars, Inc., edited by Ann VanderMeer)
  • “Yellow and the Perception of Reality by Maureen McHugh (Tor.com, July 22, 2020)
  • “Exile’s End by Carolyn Ives Gilman (Tor.com, August 12, 2020)
  • “Invisible People by Nancy Kress (Entanglements: Tomorrow’s Lovers, Families, and Friends, edited by Sheila Williams)
  • “Red_Bati by Dilman Dila (Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction from Africa and the African Diaspora, edited by Zelda Knight and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki)
  • “Textbooks in the Attic by S.B. Divya (Rebuilding Tomorrow, edited by Tsana Dolichva)
  • “Seeding the Mountain by M. L. Clark (Analog Science Fiction & Fact, September/October 2020)
  • “Knock Knock Said the Ship by Rati Mehrotra (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2020)
  • “Still You Linger, Like Soot in the Air by Matthew Kressel (Lightspeed Magazine, August 2020)
  • “Tunnels by Eleanor Arnason (Asimov’s Science Fiction, May/June 2020)
  • “Test 4 Echo by Peter Watts (Made to Order, edited by Jonathan Strahan)
  • “Uma by Ken Liu (Avatars, Inc., edited by Ann VanderMeer)
  • “Beyond These Stars Other Tribulations of Love by Usman T. Malik (Wired, December 11, 2020)
  • “The Translator, at Low Tide by Vajra Chandrasekera (Clarkesworld Magazine, May 2020)
  • “Fairy Tales for Robots by Sofia Samatar (Made to Order, edited by Jonathan Strahan)
  • “This World is Made for Monsters by M. Rickert (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, September/October 2020)
  • “Elsewhere by James S. A. Corey (Avatars, Inc., edited by Ann VanderMeer)
  • “Salvage by Andy Dudak (Interzone, January/February 2020)
  • “The Long Tail by Aliette de Bodard (Wired, November 30, 2020)
  • “Rhizome, by Starlight by Fran Wilde (Rebuilding Tomorrow, edited by Tsana Dolichva)
  • “How Quini the Squid Misplaced His Klobučar by Rich Larson (Tor.com, January 15, 2020)

Cover art: “FOSS_STATION77” by Pascal Blanché.