Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2022 ToC Released

Series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Rebecca Roanhorse have released their selections for the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2022.

From the large number of stories that series editor John Joseph Adams screened for this year’s collection, he picked the 80 best pieces to submit to editor Rebecca Roanhorse for a blind reading, so that the prestige of the venues or author bylines were not a factor. (The ones Adams designated as notable are shown in a table at the link). Roanhorse then selected 20 for publication (ten science fiction, ten fantasy.)

The book will be published on November 1.

Here is the Table of Contents with the 20 stories they thought the best.

FANTASY

  • The Captain and the Quartermaster by C.L. Clark
    from Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Colors of the Immortal Palette by Caroline M. Yoachim
    from Uncanny
  • L’Esprit de L’Escalier by Catherynne M. Valente
    from Tor.com
  • The Red Mother by Elizabeth Bear
    from Tor.com
  • The Cloud Lake Unicorn by Karen Russell
    from Conjunctions
  • Skindler’s Veil by Kelly Link
    from When Things Get Dark
  • The Frankly Impossible Weight of Han by Maria Dong
    from khōréō
  • If the Martians Have Magic by P. Djèlí Clark
    from Uncanny
  • I Was a Teenage Space Jockey by Stephen Graham Jones
    from Lightspeed
  • 10 Steps to a Whole New You by Tonya Liburd
    from Fantasy

SCIENCE FICTION

  • The Cold Calculations by Aimee Ogden
    from Clarkesworld
  • Root Rot by Fargo Tbakhi
    from Apex
  • Proof of Induction by José Pablo Iriarte
    from Uncanny
  • The Algorithm Will See You Now by Justin C. Key
    from Vital: The Future of Healthcare
  • Delete Your First Memory For Free by Kel Coleman
    from FIYAH
  • The Pizza Boy by Meg Elison
    from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
  • Broad Dutty Water: A Sunken Story by Nalo Hopkinson
    from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
  • The Future Library by Peng Shepherd
    from Tor.com
  • Tripping Through Time by Rich Larson
    from Dark Matter
  • Let All the Children Boogie by Sam J. Miller
    from Tor.com

[Via Chris Barkley.]

2 thoughts on “Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2022 ToC Released

  1. I think I’ve read 9 of these, and I look forward to reading the rest. I always enjoy this series and the choices of the editors.

  2. Well, yay! Vital: the Future of Healthcare was a Kickstarted anthology that took quite a circular route to release (the first attempt to fund it failed). I’m delighted one of its stories found its way into the year’s best.

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