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In parallel with his best-of-year annuals for Prime Books, Rich Horton produced four theme anthologies, two co-edited with Prime Books publisher Sean Wallace, from 2012 to 2014. Book introductions review the history of the book's theme, and mention relevant novels.

Most reprinted authors: Ian McDonald and Robert Reed (3 each).

  • Robots: The Recent A.I., Rich Horton & Sean Wallace, eds. (Prime Books, 2012) [isfdb]
  • War and Space: Recent Combat, Rich Horton & Sean Wallace, eds. (Prime Books, 2012) [isfdb]
  • Superheroes, Rich Horton, ed. (Prime Books, 2013) [isfdb]
  • Space Opera, Rich Horton, ed. (Prime Books, 2014) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Kage Baker
  • Plotters and Shooters (Fast Forward 1, 2007) -- Space Opera
  • Peter S. Beagle
  • Dirae -- Superheroes
  • Elizabeth Bear
  • Boojum (by EB & Sarah Monette) (Fast Ships, Black Sails, 2008) -- Space Opera
  • Tideline (Asimov's Jun 2007) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Paul M. Berger
  • The Muse of Empires Lost (Twenty Epics, 2006) -- Space Opera
  • Beth Bernobich
  • Remembrance (Sex in the System, 2006) -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Kat Beyer
  • The Strange Desserts of Professor Natalie Doom (Strange Horizons (online) Aug 22 2005) -- Superheroes
  • Leah Bobet
  • Wild Card -- Superheroes
  • Tobias S. Buckell
  • A Jar of Goodwill (Clarkesworld May 2010) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • James L. Cambias
  • Balancing Accounts (F&SF Feb 2008) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Adam-Troy Castro
  • Her Husband's Hands (Lightspeed 4 Oct 2011) -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Benjamin Crowell
  • The Rising Waters -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Aliette de Bodard
  • The Shipmaker (Interzone) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • The Two Sisters in Exile -- Space Opera
  • Alan DeNiro
  • Have You Any Wool (Twenty Epics, 2006) -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Cory Doctorow
  • I, Robot (Infinite Matrix (online) Feb 15 2005) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Greg Egan
  • Glory (The New Space Opera, 2007) -- Space Opera
  • Carol Emshwiller
  • Grandma (F&SF Mar 2002) -- Superheroes
  • Charles Coleman Finlay
  • The Political Officer (F&SF Apr 2002) -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Michael F. Flynn
  • On Rickety Thistlewaite -- Space Opera
  • Elana Fortin
  • The Los Angeles Women's Auxiliary Superhero League -- Superheroes
  • Daryl Gregory
  • The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm -- Superheroes
  • Matthew Johnson
  • Heroic Measures (Strange Horizons (online) Dec 18 2006) -- Superheroes
  • Gwyneth Jones
  • Saving Tiamaat (The New Space Opera, 2007) -- Space Opera
  • Ian Donald Keeling
  • Super. Family. -- Superheroes
  • James Patrick Kelly
  • The Biggest -- Superheroes
  • The Wreck of the Godspeed (Between Worlds, 2004) -- Space Opera
  • Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Kiss Me Twice (Asimov's) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Nancy Kress
  • Art of War (The New Space Opera, 2007) -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Jay Lake
  • Lehr, Rex (Forbidden Planets, 2006) -- Space Opera
  • Geoffrey A. Landis
  • The Long Chase (Asimov's Feb 2002) -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • Between Two Dragons -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • The Knight of Chains, the Deuce of Stars -- Space Opera
  • Kelly Link
  • Secret Identity (Geektastic, 2009) -- Superheroes
  • Ken Liu
  • Algorithms for Love -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
  • Alternate Girl's Expatriate Life -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Ian R. MacLeod
  • Isabel of the Fall (Interzone Jul 2001) -- Space Opera
  • Ken MacLeod
  • Who's Afraid of Wolf 359? (The New Space Opera, 2007) -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Joseph Mallozzi
  • Downfall -- Superheroes
  • Jei D. Marcade
  • Superhero Girl -- Superheroes
  • Paul J. McAuley
  • Rats of the System (Constellations, 2005) -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Una McCormack
  • War Without End -- Space Opera
  • Ian McDonald
  • The Djinn's Wife (Asimov's Jul 2006) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • The Tear (Galactic Empires, 2008) -- Space Opera
  • Tonight We Fly (Masked, 2010) -- Superheroes
  • Sandra McDonald
  • Mehra and Jiun -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • David Moles
  • Finisterra (F&SF Dec 2007) -- Space Opera
  • A Soldier of the City (Engineering Infinity, 2011) -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Sarah Monette
  • Boojum (by Elizabeth Bear & SM) (Fast Ships, Black Sails, 2008) -- Space Opera
  • Naomi Novik
  • Seven Years from Home (Warriors, 2010) -- Space Opera
  • Charles Oberndorf
  • Another Life -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Suzanne Palmer
  • Surf (Asimov's) -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Mark Pantoja
  • Houses -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Gareth L. Powell
  • Six Lights Off Green Scar -- Space Opera
  • Tim Pratt
  • Artifice and Intelligence (Strange Horizons (online) Aug 6 2007) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Tom Purdom
  • Palace Resolution -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Cat Rambo
  • Amid the Words of War -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Robert Reed
  • Leave (F&SF Dec 2008) -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Precious Mental (Asimov's Jun 2013) -- Space Opera
  • Stalker (Asimov's) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Alastair Reynolds
  • Hideaway (Interzone Jul 2000) -- Space Opera
  • Scales -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Justina Robson
  • Cracklegrackle (The New Space Opera 2, 2009) -- Space Opera
  • Margaret Ronald
  • Sunlight Society -- Superheroes
  • Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • Droplet (F&SF Jul 2002) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • The Observer (Front Lines, 2008) -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Aaron Schutz
  • Dr. Death vs. the Vampire -- Superheroes
  • Gord Sellar
  • Wonjjang and the Madman of Pyongyang (Tesseracts Twelve, 2008) -- Superheroes
  • Benjanun Sriduangkaew
  • Silent Bridge, Pale Cascade -- Space Opera
  • Rachel Swirsky
  • Eros, Philia, Agape (Tor.com) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Lavie Tidhar
  • Lode Stars -- Space Opera
  • Under the Eaves -- Robots: The Recent A.I. [original]
  • Catherynne M. Valente
  • Golubash, or Wine-Blood-War-Elegy -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • Silently and Very Fast (WSFS Press) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Genevieve Valentine
  • Carthago Delenda Est -- War and Space: Recent Combat
  • The Nearest Thing (Lightspeed Aug 2011) -- Robots: The Recent A.I.
  • Chris Willrich
  • The Mote Dancer and the Firelife -- Space Opera

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