Short stories honored by Best American Science Fiction Fantasy
An anthology of the year's best science fiction and fantasy, edited by series editor John Joseph Adams and bestselling authors such as R.F. Huang, Charles Yu, Veronica Roth, N.K. Jemisin, Carmen Maria Machado, Rebecca Roanhorse, and more.
Listing 400 stories.
A young girl obsessed with birdsong and other music finds a witch who helps her become a powerful and magical musician presiding over a remote coastal village. She becomes dissatisfied with the limits of her powers and decides to seek more.
A movie star lost in grief over the death of his long-term girlfriend injects himself with her digitally-preserved personality so he can hallucinate her presence, but the visions begin to go horribly wrong.
A writer for the ’60s most famed and experimental television series watches the shows phantasmic creator choose between recluse genius and a quaint life of normalcy. Faced with stubborn alcoholism, a hit television series resemblant of the twilight zone, and a tree stump with questionably magical properties, the narrator watches cinematic wunderkind David Findley toe the line between brilliance and delusion.
While investigating the mysterious suicide of a djinn, a young female special investigator with the Egyptian Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments, and Supernatural Entities ends up in an intense battle to stop a plan to destroy humanity.
There are 770 million cameras in the world and we don't know who is watching or why. An worker in boiler room, a cop, a high school student, and a woman escaping from an abusive environment all have one thing in common, they are being watched.
After her sister dies, an actress in New York uses her supernatural powers to manipulate time and try to save her sister, but each attempt causes uncontrollable side effects that threaten to destroy the world.
In the far future, a human veteran adopts a war soldier, developing an unlikely friendship that helps each of them cope with the trauma of combat.
In a near future where vampires have taken over the Earth, a young woman who has ingratiated herself into vampire society struggles to remember what it means to be human. Vampires have taken over the earth and keep humans in camps to feed off of. A young human woman tries to become a vampire herself.
In a dystopic universe where the aristocracy rules society, a banished tailor is given the opportunity to redeem herself by fashioning a coat from the sky for a nobleman. When the project reveals the dark history of the city's stratification, she is forced to make a choice between revolution and redemption.
A Black woman reflects on her experiences as a slave on a plantation, where she not only witnessed but also committed inconceivable violence.