Neil Clarke : The Best Science Fiction of the Year


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Neil Clarke, co-founder and now editor-in-chief of online magazine Clarkesworld, launched his annual series in 2016 for Night Shade Books (which had published Strahan's series until four years earlier). Another large trade paperback series, Clarke's contents are nominally limited to science fiction (in contrast to Strahan and Horton) and his introductions explore the business aspects of publishing as well as highlighting exceptional works and new writers of each year.

Most reprinted authors: Rich Larson (6), Aliette de Bodard and Alastair Reynolds (5 each), then Yoon Ha Lee and Robert Reed (4 each). (Updated Dec 2021)

  • The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume One, (Night Shade Books, 2016) [isfdb]
  • The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume Two, (Night Shade Books, 2017) [isfdb]
  • The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume Three, (Night Shade Books, 2018) [isfdb]
  • The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 4, (Night Shade Books, 2019) [isfdb]
  • The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 5, (Night Shade Books, 2020) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Nina Allan
  • Ten Days -- Vol. #2
  • Madeline Ashby
  • Death on Mars (Visions, Ventures, Escape Velocities, 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Domestic Violence -- Vol. #4
  • Panic City -- Vol. #2
  • Elizabeth Bear
  • Deriving Life -- Vol. #5
  • Okay, Glory -- Vol. #4
  • L. X. Beckett
  • Freezing Rain, A Chance of Falling -- Vol. #4
  • Gregory Benford
  • Shadows of Eternity -- Vol. #3
  • Gregory Norman Bossert
  • HigherWorks -- Vol. #2
  • David Brin
  • The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss -- Vol. #1
  • Tobias S. Buckell
  • By the Warmth of Their Calculus -- Vol. #5
  • Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance (Cosmic Powers, 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Karl Bunker
  • They Have All One Breath (Asimov's Dec 2016) -- Vol. #2
  • Rebecca Campbell
  • Such Thoughts Are Unproductive -- Vol. #5
  • John Chu
  • Close Enough for Jazz -- Vol. #5
  • Hold-Time Violations -- Vol. #1
  • Quantifying Trust -- Vol. #4
  • Maggie Clark
  • Belly Up -- Vol. #3
  • Brenda Cooper
  • Iron Pegasus -- Vol. #1
  • Indra Das
  • Kali_Na -- Vol. #5
  • The Worldless -- Vol. #3
  • Aliette de Bodard
  • Among the Water Buffaloes, a Tiger's Steps -- Vol. #4
  • In Blue Lily's Wake -- Vol. #1
  • In Everlasting Wisdom -- Vol. #3
  • Pearl (The Starlit Wood, 2016) -- Vol. #2
  • Rescue Party -- Vol. #5
  • Seth Dickinson
  • Three Bodies at Mitanni -- Vol. #1
  • Greg Egan
  • Uncanny Valley (Tor.com 9 Aug 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Vanessa Fogg
  • Traces of Us -- Vol. #4
  • Taiyo Fujii
  • Violation of the TrueNet Security Act -- Vol. #1
  • R. S. A. Garcia
  • The Anchorite Wakes -- Vol. #4
  • Carolyn Ives Gilman
  • On the Shores of Ligeia -- Vol. #5
  • Touring with the Alien (Clarkesworld Apr 2016) -- Vol. #2
  • Umbernight -- Vol. #4
  • Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • The Tale of the Alcubierre Horse -- Vol. #3
  • A. T. Greenblatt
  • Give the Family My Love -- Vol. #5
  • Heavy Lifting -- Vol. #4
  • Daryl Gregory
  • Nine Last Days on Planet Earth -- Vol. #4
  • Simone Heller
  • When We Were Starless -- Vol. #4
  • Alexander C. Irvine
  • Number Nine Moon -- Vol. #2
  • N. K. Jemisin
  • Emergency Skin -- Vol. #5
  • Xia Jia
  • Night Journey of the Dragon-Horse -- Vol. #2
  • Hao Jingfang
  • Folding Beijing (Uncanny Jan/Feb 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • Gwyneth Jones
  • The Little Shepherdess -- Vol. #5
  • Rachael K. Jones
  • Regarding the Robot Raccoons Attached to the Hull of My Ship -- Vol. #3
  • Nancy Kress
  • Cocoons -- Vol. #1
  • Every Hour of Light and Dark -- Vol. #3
  • Matthew Kressel
  • The Last Novelist (or A Dead Lizard in the Yard) (Tor.com 15 Mar 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Naomi Kritzer
  • Cat Pictures Please (Clarkesworld Jan 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • Prophet of the Roads -- Vol. #4
  • So Much Cooking -- Vol. #1
  • Rich Larson
  • An Evening with Severyn Grimes (Asimov's Jul/Aug 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Extraction Request -- Vol. #2
  • Meat and Salt and Sparks -- Vol. #4
  • Meshed (Clarkesworld Feb 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • Painless -- Vol. #5
  • You Make Pattaya -- Vol. #2
  • Ann Leckie
  • Another Word for World (Future Visions, 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • The Justified -- Vol. #5
  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Cold Inequalities -- Vol. #1
  • The Empty Gun -- Vol. #5
  • Entropy War -- Vol. #4
  • Extracurricular Activities (Tor.com 15 Feb 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • David D. Levine
  • Damage (Tor.com 21 Jan 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • Cixin Liu
  • Moonlight -- Vol. #5
  • Ken Liu
  • Byzantine Empathy -- Vol. #4
  • Dispatches from the Cradle: The Hermit - Forty-Eight Hours in the Sea of Massachusetts (Drowned Worlds, 2016) -- Vol. #2
  • The Gods Have Not Died in Vain -- Vol. #1
  • Karen Lord
  • The Mighty Slinger -- Vol. #2
  • Karin Lowachee
  • A Good Home -- Vol. #2
  • Meridian (Where the Stars Rise, 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Sympathizer -- Vol. #5
  • S. Qiouyi Lu
  • Mother Tongues -- Vol. #4
  • Ian R. MacLeod
  • The Visitor from Taured (Asimov's Sep 2016) -- Vol. #2
  • Paul J. McAuley
  • Wild Honey -- Vol. #1
  • Ian McDonald
  • Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan (Old Venus, 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • Ten Landscapes of Nili Fossae -- Vol. #4
  • Seanan McGuire
  • Hello, Hello -- Vol. #1
  • Sean McMullen
  • The Audience (Analog Jun 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • Sam J. Miller
  • Calved (Asimov' Sep 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • Last Gods -- Vol. #2
  • Things With Beards (Clarkesworld Jun 2016) -- Vol. #2
  • Tegan Moore
  • The Work of Wolves -- Vol. #5
  • Samantha Murray
  • Singles' Day -- Vol. #4
  • Linda Nagata
  • The Martian Obelisk (Tor.com 19 Jul 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Theories of Flight -- Vol. #4
  • T. R. Napper
  • A Strange Loop -- Vol. #2
  • Ray Nayler
  • The Ocean Between the Leaves -- Vol. #5
  • Alec Nevala-Lee
  • At the Fall -- Vol. #5
  • Annalee Newitz
  • Old Media -- Vol. #5
  • Finbarr O'Reilly
  • The Last Boat-Builder in Ballyvoloon (Clarkesworld Oct 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Karen Osborne
  • Cratered -- Vol. #5
  • An Owomoyela
  • The Charge and the Storm -- Vol. #2
  • Outsider -- Vol. #1
  • Suzanne Palmer
  • The Painter of Trees -- Vol. #5
  • The Secret Life of Bots (Clarkesworld Sep 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Ten Poems for the Mossums, One for the Man -- Vol. #2
  • Dominica Phetteplace
  • One Thousand Beetles in a Jumpsuit -- Vol. #5
  • Sarah Pinsker
  • Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea (Lightspeed Feb 2016) -- Vol. #2
  • Wind Will Rove (Asimov's Sep/Oct 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Vina Jie-Min Prasad
  • A Series of Steaks (Clarkesworld Jan 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Lettie Prell
  • The Three Lives of Sonata James -- Vol. #2
  • Chen Qiufan
  • The Smog Society -- Vol. #1
  • A Que
  • Song Xiuyun -- Vol. #5
  • Hannu Rajaniemi
  • Lions and Gazelles -- Vol. #4
  • Robert Reed
  • Empty -- Vol. #1
  • An Equation of State -- Vol. #4
  • Parables of Infinity -- Vol. #2
  • The Speed of Belief (Asimov's Jan/Feb 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Alastair Reynolds
  • Different Seas -- Vol. #4
  • Holdfast -- Vol. #3
  • The Iron Tactician (NewCon Press) -- Vol. #2
  • A Murmuration -- Vol. #1
  • Permafrost -- Vol. #5
  • Mercurio D. Rivera
  • In the Stillness Between the Stars -- Vol. #5
  • Erin Roberts
  • Sour Milk Girls -- Vol. #4
  • Kelly Robson
  • Intervention -- Vol. #4
  • Two-Year Man (Asimov's Aug 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • We Who Live in the Heart (Clarkesworld May 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Margaret Ronald
  • And Then, One Day, the Air Was Full of Voices -- Vol. #2
  • Geoff Ryman
  • Capitalism in the 22nd Century or A.I.r. (Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany, 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • Sofia Samatar
  • Hard Mary -- Vol. #4
  • Carter Scholz
  • Gypsy (PM Press) -- Vol. #1
  • Gord Sellar
  • Focus (Analog May/Jun 2017) -- Vol. #3
  • Prodigal (Analog Dec 2016) -- Vol. #2
  • Martin L. Shoemaker
  • Today I Am Paul (Clarkesworld Aug 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • Vandana Singh
  • Mother Ocean -- Vol. #5
  • Requiem -- Vol. #4
  • Shikasta -- Vol. #3
  • Lavie Tidhar
  • The Buried Giant -- Vol. #4
  • Terminal (Tor.com 14 Apr 2016) -- Vol. #2
  • Carrie Vaughn
  • Bannerless (The End Has Come, 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • Marie Vibbert
  • Knit Three, Save Four -- Vol. #5
  • Kali Wallace
  • The River of Blood and Wine -- Vol. #5
  • Peter Watts
  • ZeroS -- Vol. #3
  • A. C. Wise
  • A Catalogue of Sunlight at the End of the World -- Vol. #3
  • Nick Wolven
  • Lab B-15 -- Vol. #4
  • The Metal Demimonde -- Vol. #2
  • No Placeholder for You, My Love (Asimov's Aug 2015) -- Vol. #1
  • Alyssa Wong
  • All the Time We've Left to Spend -- Vol. #4
  • Caroline M. Yoachim
  • Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World -- Vol. #1

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