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The Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 1

The Saga Anthology of Science Fiction 2020

The definitive guide and a must-have collection of the best short science fiction and speculative fiction of 2019, showcasing brilliant talent and examining the cultural moment we live in, compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan.

With short works from some of the most lauded science fiction authors, as well as rising stars, this collection displays the top talent and the cutting-edge cultural moments that affect our lives, dreams, and stories. The list of authors is truly star-studded, including New York Times bestseller Ted Chiang (author of the short story that inspired the movie Arrival), N. K. Jemisin, Charlie Jane Anders, and many more incredible talents.

An assemblage of future classics, this anthology is a must-read for anyone who enjoys the vast and exciting world of science fiction.

“Everything I learned about science fiction when I was coming up in the stores—then as Bob Weitrak’s assistant—came from reading the The Year’s Best Science Fiction reprints and reading Locus Magazine.” —Joe M., Editorial Director, on The Year’s Best Science Fiction Vol. 1

Strahan packs the first volume in Saga’s Year’s Best Science Fiction anthology series with 28 diverse and brilliant stories... [His] thoughtful selections offer a sometimes chilling, always fascinating look at the best of the genre. 

– Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

“Exploring critical issues impacting humankind—from climate change to racism to mass shootings—this timely and thematically profound anthology of the year’s best short-form science fiction is filled with thought-provoking gems.”

– Kirkus Reviews