Best Science Fiction – 1st Printing Alert.

My publisher doesn’t have any copies of The Best Science Fiction of the Year Volume One in their warehouse. If you were hoping to get a first printing, you should grab a copy from your local bookstore or any one of the online vendors listed here.

A second printing isn’t guaranteed, but given how quickly these have sold, it’s quite possible. Back-orders are already piling up. We’re just waiting to see if they get enough to justify another printing.

Out Today: Best Science Fiction of the Year

OUT TODAY!

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THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF THE YEAR – VOLUME 1

NIGHT SHADE BOOKS
ISBN-10: 1597808547
ISBN-13: 978-1597808545

The introductory volume in a new year’s best series. This book will feature science fiction short stories/novelettes/novellas originally published in 2015.

Table of Contents (in no particular order)

  • “A Murmuration” by Alastair Reynolds (Interzone, March/April 2015)
  • “In Blue Lily’s Wake” by Aliette de Bodard (Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan)
  • “Outsider” by An Owomeyla (Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan)
  • “Another Word for World” by Ann Leckie (Future Visions, edited by Microsoft & Melcher Media)
  • “Iron Pegasus” by Brenda Cooper (Mission Tomorrow, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt)
  • “Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World” by Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed, September 2015)
  • “Bannerless” by Carrie Vaughn (The End Has Come, edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey)
  • “Gypsy” by Carter Scholz (PM Press)
  • “The Smog Society” by Chen Qiufan, translated by Ken Liu and Carmen Yiling Yan (Lightspeed, August 2015)
  • “The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss” by David Brin (Old Venus, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois)
  • “Damage” by David D. Levine (Tor.com, 1/21/2015)
  • “Capitalism in the 22nd Century” by Geoff Ryman (Stories for Chip, edited by Nisi Shawl and Bill Campbell)
  • “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu (Uncanny, January/February 2015)
  • “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan” by Ian McDonald (Old Venus, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois)
  • “Hold-Time Violations” by John Chu (Tor.com, 10/17/2015)
  • “Two-Year Man” by Kelly Robson (Asimov’s, August 2015)
  • “The Gods Have Not Died in Vain” by Ken Liu (The End Has Come, edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey)
  • “Today I Am Paul” by Martin L. Shoemaker (Clarkesworld, August 2015)
  • “Cocoons” by Nancy Kress (Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan)
  • “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)
  • “So Much Cooking” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, November 2015)
  • “No Placeholder for You, My Love” by Nick Wolven (Asimov’s, August 2015)
  • “Wild Honey” by Paul McAuley (Asimov’s, August 2015)
  • “Meshed” by Rich Larson (Clarkesworld, February 2015)
  • “Empty” by Robert Reed (Asimov’s, December 2015)
  • “Calved” by Sam J. Miller (Asimov’s, September 2015)
  • “The Audience” by Sean McMullen (Analog, June 2015)
  • “Hello, Hello” by Seanan McGuire (Future Visions, edited by Microsoft & Melcher Media)
  • “Three Bodies at Mitanni” by Seth Dickinson (Analog, June 2015)
  • “Violation of the TrueNet Security Act” by Taiyo Fujii, Translated by Jim Hubbert (Lightspeed, July 2015)
  • “The Cold Inequalities” by Yoon Ha Lee (Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan)

Available at:

Nebula Award Weekend and Mass Signing

bulletin-208-250The Wednesday, I’ll be flying to Chicago for the 2016 Nebula Awards weekend. Copies of Clarkesworld #115 will be in some of the attendee book bags, the latest issue of The SFWA Bulletin (which I also edit) will be distributed, and early copies of The Best Science Fiction of the Year will be available (it won’t be in stores until June). If that wasn’t enough, I’ll be attending the Nebula Awards and cheering on our three nominees in the short story category:

bsfoty1If you weren’t planning on being there, but live in the Chicago, you might be interested in the mass signing that will happen on Friday. Just check out the list of participants!

 

New Mailing List

I’ve launched a mailing list for people who want to keep up with information regarding Clarkesworld, Forever, and other short fiction projects I’m involved in. At present, the volume should only be 1-2 messages per month.

If you sign up before midnight on the 20th, you’ll be in the running for a free StoryBundle gift code for the VanderMeer Mix Tape bundle they are currently selling.

Best Science Fiction of the Year – Contents and Cover

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The Best Science Fiction of the Year – Volume 1

Night Shade Books – June 7, 2016
ISBN-10: 1597808547
ISBN-13: 978-1597808545

The introductory volume in a new year’s best series. This book will feature science fiction short stories/novelettes/novellas originally published in 2015.

Table of Contents (in no particular order)

  • “A Murmuration” by Alastair Reynolds (Interzone, March/April 2015)
  • “In Blue Lily’s Wake” by Aliette de Bodard (Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan)
  • “Outsider” by An Owomeyla (Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan)
  • “Another Word for World” by Ann Leckie (Future Visions, edited by Microsoft & Melcher Media)
  • “Iron Pegasus” by Brenda Cooper (Mission Tomorrow, edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt)
  • “Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World” by Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed, September 2015)
  • “Bannerless” by Carrie Vaughn (The End Has Come, edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey)
  • “Gypsy” by Carter Scholz (PM Press)
  • “The Smog Society” by Chen Qiufan, translated by Ken Liu and Carmen Yiling Yan (Lightspeed, August 2015)
  • “The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss” by David Brin (Old Venus, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois)
  • “Damage” by David D. Levine (Tor.com, 1/21/2015)
  • “Capitalism in the 22nd Century” by Geoff Ryman (Stories for Chip, edited by Nisi Shawl and Bill Campbell)
  • “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu (Uncanny, January/February 2015)
  • “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan” by Ian McDonald (Old Venus, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois)
  • “Hold-Time Violations” by John Chu (Tor.com, 10/17/2015)
  • “Two-Year Man” by Kelly Robson (Asimov’s, August 2015)
  • “The Gods Have Not Died in Vain” by Ken Liu (The End Has Come, edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey)
  • “Today I Am Paul” by Martin L. Shoemaker (Clarkesworld, August 2015)
  • “Cocoons” by Nancy Kress (Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan)
  • “Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)
  • “So Much Cooking” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, November 2015)
  • “No Placeholder for You, My Love” by Nick Wolven (Asimov’s, August 2015)
  • “Wild Honey” by Paul McAuley (Asimov’s, August 2015)
  • “Meshed” by Rich Larson (Clarkesworld, February 2015)
  • “Empty” by Robert Reed (Asimov’s, December 2015)
  • “Calved” by Sam J. Miller (Asimov’s, September 2015)
  • “The Audience” by Sean McMullen (Analog, June 2015)
  • “Hello, Hello” by Seanan McGuire (Future Visions, edited by Microsoft & Melcher Media)
  • “Three Bodies at Mitanni” by Seth Dickinson (Analog, June 2015)
  • “Violation of the TrueNet Security Act” by Taiyo Fujii, Translated by Jim Hubbert (Lightspeed, July 2015)
  • “The Cold Inequalities” by Yoon Ha Lee (Meeting Infinity, edited by Jonathana Strahan)

Preorders now available at:

The Best Science Fiction of the Year

I have been contracted to edit the first two volumes of The Best Science Fiction of the Year, which will be published by Skyhorse/Start under their Night Shade Books imprint. I am presently considering all science fiction stories originally published in 2017. To keep things simple, I will be using the publisher’s copyright or magazine’s cover date to determine eligibility. Serialized works will be considered published at the time of the final installment.

Deadlines
Print materials must be received by November 1st. Digital materials must be received by November 15th. If your project is scheduled for publication after that date, please send galleys by the above deadlines so that I will have sufficient time to consider your work.

Rights
I will require non-exclusive World anthology rights in English in print, ebook, and audio formats for stories I select for this volume.

Delivery
I will accept science fiction stories, novelettes, and novellas for consideration in the following formats:

Print – mail to:
Neil Clarke
PO Box 172
Stirling, NJ 07980 

EPUB, MOBI, and .DOC – email to:
bestsciencefiction@clarkesworldmagazine.com

I dislike reading PDFs, so please do not send me work in this format unless you don’t have any other options and have cleared it with me in advance.

Publishers: If sending a magazine/anthology/collection that also contains other fantasy/horror/other stories, please list the titles of the science fiction stories in a cover letter or email.

Authors: I will not be able to let you know whether or not your work has been submitted by your publisher. To avoid duplication, please check with your publisher before sending a story. If your work is self-published, please include the date and location (blog, website, Amazon, etc.) your work was originally published.

Sending a book/file/story is a one-way transaction. I will not be confirming receipt or returning materials.