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Hartwell/Cramer: Year's Best SF,F <— Anthologies —> Strahan: Year's Best
Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber launched annual anthologies for both science fiction and fantasy in 2002 for ibooks in mass market paperback. The introduction to the first SF volume notes the two ongoing SF annuals (by Dozois and Hartwell/Cramer) but suggests that the wealth of the field allowed room for a third. Silverberg & Haber's fantasy volume followed Hartwell/Cramer's first fantasy volume by a year. (These books followed Harrison/Aldiss' policy in being titled for the year of publication of the stories, not the books -- in contrast to Wollheim's series.)

Silverberg stepped away after two years, with Jonathan Strahan, heretofore editor of two anthologies of Australian science fiction and fantasy and co-editor of the Australian 'zine Eidolon, joining Haber as co-editor. No fantasy volume appeared for 2003. Volumes for 2005 were announced, but did not appear, as the publisher filed for bankruptcy following ibooks founder Byron Preiss' death. Strahan subsequently published SF and fantasy volumes for 2005 with Locus Press in 2006, then published his first combined SF and fantasy volume in 2007, beginning a series that still continues.


  • Science Fiction: The Best of 2001, (ibooks, 2002) (isfdb)
  • Fantasy: The Best of 2001, (ibooks, 2002) (isfdb)
  • Science Fiction: The Best of 2002, (ibooks, 2003) (isfdb)
  • Fantasy: The Best of 2002, (ibooks, 2003) (isfdb)
  • Science Fiction: The Best of 2003, (ibooks, 2004) (isfdb)
  • Science Fiction: The Best of 2004, (ibooks, 2005) (isfdb)
  • Fantasy: The Best of 2004, (ibooks, 2005) (isfdb)



Complete Contents by Author and Title


Brian W. Aldiss
  • Aboard the Beatitude (2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Poul Anderson
  • The Lady of the Winds (2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Catherine Asaro
  • Ave de Paso (2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Paolo Bacigalupi
  • The Fluted Girl (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • The People of Sand and Slag (2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Robin Wayne Bailey
  • Keepers of Earth (2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Stephen Baxter
  • The Chop Line (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • PeriAndry's Quest (2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Sun-Cloud (2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Peter S. Beagle
  • Quarry (2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Gregory Benford
  • Anomalies (2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Michael Blumlein
  • Know How, Can Do (2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Angles (2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Ted Chiang
  • Hell Is the Absence of God (2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Liking What You See: A Documentary (2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Paul Di Filippo
  • Ailoura (2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Flowers from Alice (by CD & Charles Stross) (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Rosemary Edghill
  • The Mould of Form (2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Carol Emshwiller
  • All of Us Can Almost... (2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Jeffrey Ford
  • The Annals of Eelin-Ok (2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Creation (2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • The Empire of Ice Cream (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Nameless House of the Night of Dread Desire (2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • A Study in Emerald (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Jim Grimsley
  • Into Greenwood (2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Joe Haldeman
  • Memento Mori (2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • M. John Harrison
  • Tourists (2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Brian A. Hopkins
  • Diving the Coolidge (2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • James Patrick Kelly
  • Bernardo's House (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • The Best Christmas Ever (2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Luck (2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Undone (2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Nancy Kress
  • And No Such Things Grow Here (2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • My Mother, Dancing (2000) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Jay Lake
  • The Angel's Daughter (2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Geoffrey A. Landis
  • The Long Chase (2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • John Langan
  • Mr. Gaunt (2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Bones of the Earth (2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Confusions of Uñi (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Social Dreaming of the Frin (2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Black Abacus (2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • David D. Levine
  • The Tale of the Golden Eagle (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Kelly Link
  • The Faery Handbag (2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Elizabeth A. Lynn
  • The Silver Dragon (2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Ian R. MacLeod
  • Breathmoss (2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Lawrence Miles
  • Grass (2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • James Morrow
  • The War of the Worldviews (2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Susan Mosser
  • Bump Ship (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Jack O'Connell
  • Legerdemain (2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Tim Powers
  • Pat Moore (2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Christopher Priest
  • The Discharge (2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • David Prill
  • Dating Secrets of the Dead (2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Robert Reed
  • Coelacanths (2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • The Majesty of Angels (2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Opal Ball (2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Deborah Roggie
  • The Enchanted Trousseau (2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • Droplet (2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Christopher Rowe
  • The Voluntary State (2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • George Saunders
  • Jon (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Robert Sheckley
  • Agamemnon's Run (2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Lucius Shepard
  • Eternity and Afterward (2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Only Partly Here (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Robert Silverberg
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Dan Simmons
  • On K2 with Kanakaredes (2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Brian Stableford
  • The Face of an Angel (2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Charles Stross
  • Elector (2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Flowers from Alice (by Cory Doctorow & CS) (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Tourist (2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Michael Swanwick
  • The Dog Said Bow-Wow (2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Legions in Time (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • The Word That Sings the Scythe (2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Robert Thurston
  • Slipshod, at the Edge of the Universe (2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Greg van Eekhout
  • Wolves Till the World Goes Down (2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Jeff VanderMeer
  • Three Days in a Border Town (2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Vernor Vinge
  • The Cookie Monster (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Richard Wadholm
  • From Here You Can See the Sunquists (2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Howard Waldrop
  • Calling Your Name (2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Ian Watson
  • One of Her Paths (2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Walter Jon Williams
  • The Tang Dynasty Underwater Pyramid (2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Chris Willrich
  • King Rainjoy's Tears (2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Gene Wolfe
  • The Little Stranger (2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • The Lost Pilgrim (2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Ron Wolfe
  • Our Friend Electricity (2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002

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