The Best Science Fiction of the Year

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The Best Science Fiction of the Year by Clarke, Neil, 9781597809887
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  • ISBN: 9781597809887 | 1597809888
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  • Copyright: 7/2/2019

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Thrilling, smart, and brilliant short science fiction from Simone Heller, Ken Liu, Ian McDonald, and many more.

A human detective and their partner, an enhanced chimpanzee, investigate a strange murder on the subway . . . a smart home goes into lockdown, turning a man’s own home into his prison . . . at a robot factory, something has caused the machines to attempt to escape . . . mysterious seeds raining down from deep space could be the first sign of an alien invasion . . . a woman seeks to restore a broken AI, hoping it can help return humanity to better days . . .

For decades, science fiction has compelled us to imagine futures both inspiring and cautionary. Whether it’s a warning message from a survey ship, a harrowing journey to a new world, or the adventures of well-meaning AI, science fiction inspires the imagination and delivers a lens through which we can view ourselves and the world around us. With

The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Four, award-winning editor Neil Clarke provides a year-in-review and twenty-nine of the best stories published by both new and established authors in 2018:
  • When We Were Starless—Simone Heller
  • Intervention—Kelly Robson
  • All the Time We’ve Left to Spend—Alyssa Wong
  • Domestic Violence—Madeline Ashby
  • Ten Landscapes of Nili Fossae—Ian McDonald
  • Prophet of the Roads—Naomi Kritzer
  • Traces of Us—Vanessa Fogg
  • Theories of Flight—Linda Nagata
  • Lab B–15—Nick Wolven
  • Requiem—Vandana Singh
  • Sour Milk Girls—Erin Roberts
  • Mother Tongues—S. Qiouyi Lu
  • Singles’ Day—Samantha Murray
  • Nine Last Days on Planet Earth—Daryl Gregory
  • The Buried Giant—Lavie Tidhar
  • The Anchorite Wakes—R.S.A. Garcia
  • Entropy War—Yoon Ha Lee
  • An Equation of State—Robert Reed
  • Quantifying Trust—John Chu
  • Hard Mary—Sofia Samatar
  • Freezing Rain, a Chance of Falling—L.X. Beckett
  • Okay, Glory—Elizabeth Bear
  • Heavy Lifting—A.T. Greenblatt
  • Lions and Gazelles—Hannu Rajaniemi
  • Different Seas—Alastair Reynolds
  • Among the Water Buffaloes, a Tiger’s Steps—Aliette de Bodard
  • Byzantine Empathy—Ken Liu
  • Meat and Salt and Sparks—Rich Larson
  • Umbernight—Carolyn Ives Gilman
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