The best American science fiction and fantasy

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Subjects
Genres
Science fiction
Fantasy fiction
Short stories
Published
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language
English
Corporate Author
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Corporate Author
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (-)
Physical Description
volumes ; 21 cm
Publication Frequency
Annual
ISBN
9780063315747
9780358690122
9780358469964
ISSN
25730797
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Review by Booklist Review

Under the guidance of guest editor Kuang (Babel, 2022), this enduring anthology series maintains its tradition of distinction. This year it strives to showcase stories that commit to their unique premises, captivate readers' imaginations, and create immersive experiences that bridge the gap between the real and the fantastical. The anthology includes authors who appeared in previous years' editions, as well as a debut from Kim Fu, with "Pre-Simulation Consultation XF007867," which follows a person's conversation with a simulation operator, seeking to experience time with their deceased mother but facing ethical limitations due to addiction risks, leading them to opt for a different fantasy. Another standout is Kristina Ten, with "Beginnings," where readers follow close friends June and Nat, living on the outskirts of town, whose lives take a drastic turn after a royal barbecue invitation. Overall, this year's anthology emphasizes embracing narrative choices and world building, showcasing stories that wholeheartedly engage with speculative elements. It's a true gem for readers of any genre.

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.