Ian McDonald, Lavie Tidhar and Aliette de Bodard among the BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF THE YEAR!

We’re very happy to report that stories from three Zeno clients are included in Neil Clark‘s THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF THE YEAR VOLUME 4! Due to be published by Night Shade Books in July, here are the relevant details (in order of appearance in the anthology)…

Keeping up-to-date with the most buzzworthy and cutting-edge science fiction requires sifting through countless magazines, e-zines, websites, blogs, original anthologies, single-author collections, and more — a task accomplishable by only the most determined and voracious readers. For everyone else, Night Shade Books is proud to introduce the latest volume of The Best Science Fiction of the Year, a yearly anthology compiled by Hugo and World Fantasy Award–winning editor Neil Clarke, collecting the finest that the genre has to offer, from the biggest names in the field to the most exciting new writers.

The best science fiction scrutinizes our culture and politics, examines the limits of the human condition, and zooms across galaxies at faster-than-light speeds, moving from the very near future to the far-flung worlds of tomorrow in the space of a single sentence. Clarke, publisher and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed and award-winning magazine Clarkesworld, has selected the short science fiction (and only science fiction) best representing the previous year’s writing, showcasing the talent, variety, and awesome “sensawunda” that the genre has to offer.

  • TEN LANDSCAPES OF NILI FOSSAE by Ian McDonald — originally appeared in 2001: An Odyssey in Words
  • THE BURIED GIANT by Lavie Tidhar — originally published in Robots vs. Fairies
  • AMONG THE WATER BUFFALOES, A TIGER’S STEPS by Aliette de Bodard — originally published in Mechanical Animals

Ian McDonald’s latest novel is LUNA: MOON RISING, published by Gollancz (UK) and Tor Books (US).

Lavie Tidhar’s latest novels are CANDY (Scholastic) and UNHOLY LAND (Tachyon Publications).

Aliette de Bodard’s latest novella is IN THE VANISHERS’ PALACE (JABberwocky).