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The best science fiction and fantasy stories from 2019, guest-edited by author of the mega-best-selling Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon.
Today’s readers of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries, combined with the classic desire to read about spaceships and dragons, future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they intersect. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever—to illuminate what it means to be human. With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and Diana Gabaldon, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today.
About the Author
JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS is the series editor of The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, as well as many other anthologies, such as Wastelands, The Living Dead, and The Apocalypse Triptych. He is also the editor and publisher of the magazines Nightmare and the Hugo Award–winning Lightspeed, and is a producer for WIRED’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. He lives in California.
DIANA GABALDON is the author of the award-winning, #1 New York Times best-selling Outlander novels, described by Salon magazine as “the smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D.” She serves as co-producer and advisor for the Starz network Outlander series based on her novels.
Praise for THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY:
“A great, fun, romping collection of stories.” —San Francisco Book Review
“This volume’s diverse list of well-known and rising stars . . . makes it a welcome addition to the Best American series.” —Washington Post
“A powerful collection that is worth your time, attention, and love.” —Tor
“This brilliant and beautiful collection is a must-read for those looking to enjoy the fullest range of narrative pleasure.”
“Experimental . . . literary, and . . . boundary-pushing . . . A masterful showcase of what’s possible.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED review