Selections Announced for Horton’s 2018 Year’s Best SF & F

Editor Rich Horton has finalized the table of contents for The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2018 Edition. He anticipated some questions about the list in a post on Strange at Ecbatan

For those who might have seen some stories I recommended in my Hugo posts that don’t show up here … the book is always influence by considerations like length, thematic balance, avoiding too many stories from the same source, and also contractual limitations.

Table of Contents

  • “Time Travel is Only for the Poor” by S. L. Huang (Analog)
  • “Emergency Protocol” by Lettie Prell (Analog)
  • “Persephone of the Crows” by Karen Joy Fowler (Asimov’s)
  • “Cupido” by Rich Larson (Asimov’s)
  • “Winter Timeshare” by Ray Nayler (Asimov’s)
  • “”, by Will McIntosh (Asimov’s)
  • “Red Bark and Ambergris” by Kate Marshall (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  • “Whatever Knight Comes” by Ryan Row (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  • “Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue” by Charlie Jane Anders (Boston Review)
  • “The Significance of Significance” by Robert Reed (Clarkesworld)
  • “The Secret Life of Bots” by Suzanne Palmer (Clarkesworld)
  • “The Tale of the Alcubierre Horse” by Kathleen Ann Goonan (Extrasolar)
  • “Marley and Marley” by J. R. Dawson (F&SF)
  • “The Hermit of Houston” by Samuel R. Delany (F&SF)
  • “Rings” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (F&SF)
  • “Starlight Express” by Michael Swanwick (F&SF)
  • “The Sacrifice of the Hanged Monkey” by Minsoo Kang (Fantastic)
  • “ZeroS” by Peter Watts (Infinity Wars)
  • “Ugo” by Giovanni de Feo (Lightspeed)
  • “Love Engine Optimization” by Matthew Kressel (Lightspeed)
  • “This is for You” by Bruce McAllister (Lightspeed)
  • “One Hour, Every Seven Years” by Alice Sola Kim (McSweeney’s)
  • “Montreal, 2014” by Madeline Ray (Mothership Zeta)
  • “Sidewalks” by Maureen McHugh (Omni)
  • “Shoggoths in Traffic” by Tobias S. Buckell (Patreon)
  • “The Fisherman and the Pig” by Kameron Hurley (Patreon)
  • “Utopia LOL?” by Jamie Wahls (Strange Horizons)
  • “An Account of the Land of Witches” by Sofia Samatar (Tender)
  • “Extracurricular Activities” by Yoon Ha Lee (
  • “The Martian Obelisk” by Linda Nagata (
  • “Hexagrammaton” by Hanus Seiner (
  • “Though She Be But Little” by C. S. E. Cooney (Uncanny)
  • “And Then There Were N – One” by Sarah Pinsker (Uncanny)
  • “Fandom for Robots” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad (Uncanny)

One thought on “Selections Announced for Horton’s 2018 Year’s Best SF & F

  1. I haven’t read as many of these as I’d like, but everything I have read is something I’ve at least longlisted for my own Hugo nominations, so I feel like it’s a pretty great ToC. Especially excited to see “An Account of the Land of Witches” get some recognition. (It’s online here!)

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