Editor Rich Horton has released the list of stories in Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2021 edition (stories from 2020).
The 2021 anthology has been delayed by such pandemic-related issues as the difficulty in getting a slot at the printer.
He says the TOC is nearly set, however, he is holding a slot open for one more by an author he hopes to hear from soon.
This list is in alphabetical order by author.
- Nadia Afifi, “The Bahrain Underground Bazaar”, (F&SF, 11-12/20)
- Rebecca Campbell, “An Important Failure”, (Clarkesworld, 8/20)
- Leah Cypess, “Stepsister”, (F&SF, 5-6/20)
- Andy Dudak, “Songs of Activation”, (Clarkesworld, 12/20)
- Bishop Garrison, “Silver Door Diner”, (FIYAH, Autumn/20)
- T. Greenblatt, “Burn or the Episodic Life of Sam Wells as a Super”, (Uncanny, 5-6/20)
- Amanda Hollander, “A Feast of Butterflies”, (F&SF, 3-3/20)
- T. L. Huchu, “Egoli”, (Africanfuturism)
- John Kessel, “Spirit Level”, (F&SF, 7-8/20)
- Naomi Kritzer, “Little Free Library”, (Tor.com, 4/8/20)
- Sarah Langan, “You Have the Prettiest Mask”, (LCRW, 8/20)
- P. H. Lee, “The Garden Where No One Ever Goes”, (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 12/3/20)
- Yoon Ha Lee, “Beyond the Dragon’s Gate” (Tor.com, 5/20/20)
- Marissa Lingen, The Past, Like a River in Flood”, (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 8/27/20)
- Ken Liu, “50 Things Every AI Working With Humans Should Know”, (Uncanny, 11-12/20)
- Rati Mehrotra, “Magnificent Maurice or the Flowers of Immortality”, (Lightspeed, 11/20)
- Annalee Newitz, “The Monogamy Hormone”, (Entanglements)
- Alec Nevala-Lee, “Retention”, (Analog, 7-8/20)
- Sarah Pinsker, “Two Truths and a Lie”, (Tor.com, 6-17/20)
- Vina Jie-Min Prasad, “A Guide for Working Breeds”, (Made to Order)
- Mercurio D. Rivera, “Beyond the Tattered Veil of Stars”, (Asimov’s, 7-8/20)
- Benjamin Rosenbaum, “Bereft, I Come to a Nameless World”, (Asimov’s, 3-4/20)
- Sofia Samatar, “The Moon Fairy”, (Conjunctions #74)
- Ken Schneyer, “Laws of Impermanence”, (Uncanny, 9-10/20)
- Alexandra Seidel, “Lovers on a Bridge, (Past Tense)
- Michael Swanwick, “The Dragon Slayer”, (The Book of Dragons)
- Tade Thompson, “Thirty-Three”, (Avatars, Inc.)
- Ian Tregillis, “When God Sits in Your Lap”. (Asimov’s, 9-10/20)
- Eugenia Triantafyllou, “Those We Serve”, (Interzone, 5-6/20)
- Tlotlo Tsamaase,”Behind Our Irises”, (Africanfuturism)
- James Van Pelt, “Minerva Girls”, (Analog, 9-10/20)
- Aliya Whiteley, “Fog and Pearls at the King’s Cross Junction”, (London Centric)
- Jessica P. Wick, “An Unkindness”, (The Sinister Quartet)
- John Wiswell, “Open House on Haunted Hill”, (Diabolical Plots, 6/20)
I’m glad this is coming out. It’s always fun to read the various Best Of volumes and enjoy the differences.
A fine set of authors and stories
One correction — entirely my mistake (my fingers were typing faster than my brain, all too easy a feat these days) — Mercurio D. Rivera’s story is “Beyond the Tattered Veil of Stars”.
Is this one actually going to be published?Had difficulties with the 2020 version at Book Depository,with books being available then not and finally NOT.
@Patricia Anne Bryan. Just digitally, unfortunately. In these uncertain times, it has been a headache to reliably schedule anything print-related, between paper shortages, paper increases, and printing schedules 🙁
Thank you,Sean.What a pity.So how do I acquire it,please.?
I so love all the yearly anthologies,as much as I love physical books.Hope this isn’t the way of the future!
Thanks again for letting me know…save me pestering Book Depository????