The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015

by John Joseph Adams, Joe Hill
Release date: October 2, 2015
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, anthology

Edited by John Joseph Adams and Joe Hill.

Science fiction and fantasy enjoy 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 previous 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 longstanding tradition in both genres — looking at the world and asking, What if...?

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 includes

Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, Karen Russell, T. C. Boyle, Sofia Samatar, Jo Walton, Cat Rambo, Daniel H. Wilson, Seanan McGuire, Jess Row and others

JOE HILL, guest editor, is the New York Times best-selling author of the novels Heart-Shaped BoxHorns, and NOS4A2 and the short story collection 20th Century Ghosts. He is also the writer of the comic book series Locke & Key.

JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS, series editor, is the best-selling editor of more than two dozen anthologies, including Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, and The Living Dead. He is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare and is a producer of Wired’s podcast The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy.


Science fiction:

  • The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever by Daniel H. Wilson
    • from Carbide Tipped Pens — Eric Choi & Ben Bova, editors
  • Each to Each by Seanan McGuire
    • from Lightspeed, Women Destroy Science Fiction! special issue — Christie Yant, editor
  • How to Get Back to the Forest by Sofia Samatar
    • from Lightspeed
  • Sleeper by Jo Walton
    • from
  • The Empties by Jess Row
    • from The New Yorker
  • The Relive Box by T.C. Boyle
    • From The New Yorker
  • Tortoiseshell Cats are Not Refundable by Cat Rambo
    • from Clarkesworld
  • We Are the Cloud by Sam J. Miller
    • from Lightspeed
  • Windows by Susan Palwick
    • from Asimov’s
  • How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps by A. Merc Rustad
    • from Scigentasy


  • A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai’i by Alaya Dawn Johnson
    • from F&SF
  • Cimmeria, from the Journal of Imaginary Anthropology by Theodora Goss
    • from Lightspeed
  • Help Me Follow My Sister into the Land of the Dead by Carmen Maria Machado
    • from HELP FUND MY ROBOT ARMY!!! and Other Improbable Crowdfunding Projects — John Joseph Adams, editor
  • How the Marquis Got His Coat Back by Neil Gaiman
    • from Rogues — George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, editors
  • I Can See Right Through You by Kelly Link
    • from McSweeney’s
  • Ogres of East Africa by Sofia Samatar
    • from Long Hidden — Rose Fox & Daniel José Older, editors
  • Skullpocket by Nathan Ballingrud
    • from Nightmare Carnival — Ellen Datlow, editor
  • The Bad Graft by Karen Russell
    • from The New Yorker
  • The One They Took Before by Kelly Sandoval
    • from Shimmer
  • The Thing About Shapes To Come by Adam-Troy Castro
    • from Lightspeed
updated 2017-01-19

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