The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019

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This omnivorous selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and World Fantasy Award finalist Carmen Maria Machado is a display of the most boundary-pushing, genre-blurring, stylistically singular science fiction and fantasy stories published in the last year. By sending us to alternate universes and chronicling ordinary magic, introducing us to mythical beasts and talking animals, and engaging with a wide spectrum of emotion from tenderness to fear, each of these stories challenge the way we see our place in the cosmos. The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 represents a wide range of the most accomplished voices working in science fiction and fantasy, in fiction, today—each story dazzles with ambition, striking prose, and the promise of the other and the unencountered.
 
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JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS, series editor, is the editor of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s John Joseph Adams Books imprint, as well as numerous anthologies and the magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare.

CARMEN MARIA MACHADO, guest editor, is the author of Her Body and Other Parties, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Oct 1, 2019
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9781328604064
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Science Fiction / Collections & Anthologies
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