Jonathan Strahan, the award-winning and much lauded editor of many of genre’s best known anthologies is back with his 11th volume in this fascinating series, featuring the best science fiction and fantasy. With established names and new talent this diverse and ground-breaking collection will take the reader to the outer-reaches of space and the inner realms of humanity with stories of fantastical worlds and worlds that may still come to pass.
Featuring // Catherynne M. Valente // Paolo Bacigalupi // Aliette De Bodard // Joe Abercrombie // Rich Larson // Naomi Novik // Alyssa Wong // Daryl Gregory // Alex Irvine // Sam J. Miller // Alice Sola Kim // Seth Dickinson // Carolyn Ives Gilman // Genevieve Valentine // Caitlín R. Kiernan // Amal El-Mohtar // Theodora Goss // Ian R. Macleod // Delia Sherman // Geoff Ryman // Nina Allan // N.K. Jemisin // Lavie Tidhar // Yoon Ha Lee // Paul Mcauley // Charles Yu // E. Lily Yu // Ken Liu
Lavie Tidhar was in Dar-es-Salaam during the American embassy bombings in 1998, and stayed in the same hotel as the Al Qaeda operatives in Nairobi. Since then he and his now-wife have narrowly avoided both the 2005 London, King’s Cross and 2004 Sinai attacks—experiences that led to the creation of Osama. He is the author of many novels, including the Bookman trilogy and is a prolific short story writer.
Catherynne M. Valente (www.catherynnemvalente.com) is the New York Times bestselling author of forty works of speculative fiction and poetry, including Space Opera, The Refrigerator Monologues, Palimpsest, the Orphan’s Tales series, Deathless, Radiance, and the crowdfunded phenomenon The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Own Making (and the four books that followed it). She is the winner of the Andre Norton, Tiptree, Sturgeon, Prix Imaginales, Eugie Foster Memorial, Mythopoeic, Rhysling, Lambda, Locus, Romantic Times’ Critics Choice, and Hugo awards. She has been a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with a small but growing menagerie of beasts, some of which are human.