The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor—a leading writer in the field—then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind.

Science fiction and fantasy enjoys a long literary tradition, stretching from Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne to Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, and William Gibson. In The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy award-winning editor John Joseph Adams delivers a diverse and vibrant collection of stories published in the prior year. Featuring writers with deep science fiction and fantasy backgrounds, along with those who are infusing traditional fiction with speculative elements, these stories uphold a long-standing tradition within both genres—looking at the world and asking, What if…?

The 2015 volume collects the best material published in 2014, selected by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Joe Hill.

Story titles:
• The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever – Daniel H. Wilson
• Each to Each – Seanan McGuire
• How to Get Back to the Forest – Sofia Samatar
• Sleeper – Jo Walton
• The Empties – Jess Row
• The Relive Box – T.C. Boyle
• Tortoiseshell Cats are Not Refundable – Cat Rambo
• We Are the Cloud – Sam J. Miller
• Windows – Susan Palwick
• How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps – A. Merc Rustad

• A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i – Alaya Dawn Johnson
• Cimmeria, from the Journal of Imaginary Anthropology – Theodora Goss
• Help Me Follow My Sister into the Land of the Dead – Carmen Maria Machado
• How the Marquis Got His Coat Back – Neil Gaiman
• I Can See Right Through You – Kelly Link
• Ogres of East Africa – Sofia Samatar
• Skullpocket – Nathan Ballingrud
• The Bad Graft – Karen Russell
• The One They Took Before – Kelly Sandoval
• The Thing About Shapes To Come – Adam-Troy Castro

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Other information:
· Joe did an intro: Launching Rockets. Also collected in A Little Silver Book Of Sharp Shiny Slivers