Jonathan Strahan’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Vol. 1

Saga Press revealed the table of contents for Jonathan Strahan’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Vol. 1 which will be available on September 8, 2020.  It includes the following 28 stories (1 novella, 8 novelettes, and 19 short stories) originally published in 2019:



  • “The Archronology of Love”, Caroline M. Yoachim (Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 107)
  • “At the Fall”, Alec Nevala‑Lee (Analog Science Fiction and Fact, May/Jun 2019)
  • “Contagion’s Eve at the House Noctambulous”, Rich Larson (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2019)
  • “Emergency Skin”, N.K. Jemisin (Forward, Amazon)
  • “Kali_Na”, Indrapramit Das (The Mythic Dream, Saga)
  • “Now Wait for This Week”, Alice Sola Kim (A People’s Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers, One World)
  • “Reunion”, Vandana Singh (The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction, Hachette India)
  • “This is Not the Way Home”, Greg Egan (Mission Critical, Solaris)

Short Stories

Of those that I’ve read, my favorite is “The Work of Wolves” by Tegan Moore.  I put it on my Hugo ballot.  “The Archronology of Love” by Caroline M. Yoachim and “A Catalog of Storms” by Fran Wilde are also Nebula finalists in their respective categories.

Have you read any of these?  What are your thoughts?