Silverberg/Haber/Strahan : Science Fiction, Fantasy Best


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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.

Most-reprinted authors: James Patrick Kelly (4), then Stephen Baxter, Jeffrey Ford, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Reed, Charles Stross, and Michael Swanwick (3 each).

  • 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]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Brian W. Aldiss
  • Aboard the Beatitude (30th Anniversary DAW: Science Fiction, 2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Poul Anderson
  • The Lady of the Winds (F&SF Oct/Nov 2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Catherine Asaro
  • Ave de Paso (Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction, 2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Paolo Bacigalupi
  • The Fluted Girl (F&SF Jun 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • The People of Sand and Slag (F&SF Feb 2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Robin Wayne Bailey
  • Keepers of Earth (Silicon Dreams, 2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Stephen Baxter
  • The Chop Line (Asimov's Dec 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • PeriAndry's Quest (Analog Jun 2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Sun-Cloud (Starlight 3, 2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Peter S. Beagle
  • Quarry (F&SF May 2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Gregory Benford
  • Anomalies (Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction, 2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Michael Blumlein
  • Know How, Can Do (F&SF Dec 2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Orson Scott Card
  • Angles -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Ted Chiang
  • Hell Is the Absence of God (Starlight 3, 2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Liking What You See: A Documentary (Stories of Your Life and Others, 2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Paul Di Filippo
  • Ailoura (Once Upon a Galaxy, 2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Flowers from Alice (by CD & Charles Stross) (New Voices in Science Fiction, 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Rosemary Edghill
  • The Mould of Form (Villains Victorious, 2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Carol Emshwiller
  • All of Us Can Almost... (Sci Fiction website Nov 17 2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Jeffrey Ford
  • The Annals of Eelin-Ok (The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm, 2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Creation (F&SF May 2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • The Empire of Ice Cream (Sci Fiction website Feb 26 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 (Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales, 2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • A Study in Emerald (Shadows Over Baker Street, 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Jim Grimsley
  • Into Greenwood (Asimov's Sep 2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Joe Haldeman
  • Memento Mori (Amazing Oct 2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • M. John Harrison
  • Tourism (Amazon.com Aug 2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Brian A. Hopkins
  • Diving the Coolidge (Historical Hauntings, 2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • James Patrick Kelly
  • Bernardo's House (Asimov's Jun 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • The Best Christmas Ever (Sci Fiction website May 26 2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Luck (Asimov's Jun 2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Undone (Asimov's Jun 2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Nancy Kress
  • And No Such Things Grow Here (Asimov's Jun 2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • My Mother, Dancing (Destination 3001, 2000) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Jay Lake
  • The Angel's Daughter (Realms of Fantasy Aug 2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Geoffrey A. Landis
  • The Long Chase (Asimov's Feb 2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • John Langan
  • Mr. Gaunt (F&SF Sep 2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Bones of the Earth (Tales from Earthsea, 2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Confusions of Uñi (Changing Planes, 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Social Dreaming of the Frin (F&SF Oct/Nov 2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • The Black Abacus (F&SF Jun 2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • David D. Levine
  • The Tale of the Golden Eagle (F&SF Jun 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Kelly Link
  • The Faery Handbag (The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm, 2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Elizabeth A. Lynn
  • The Silver Dragon (Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy, 2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Ian R. MacLeod
  • Breathmoss (Asimov's May 2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Lawrence Miles
  • Grass (F&SF Sep 2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • James Morrow
  • The War of the Worldviews (Mars Probes, 2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Susan Mosser
  • Bump Ship (Trampoline, 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Jack O'Connell
  • Legerdemain (F&SF Oct/Nov 2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Tim Powers
  • Pat Moore (Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy, 2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Christopher Priest
  • The Discharge (Sci Fiction website Feb 13 2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • David Prill
  • Dating Secrets of the Dead (F&SF Jun 2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Robert Reed
  • Coelacanths (F&SF Mar 2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • The Majesty of Angels (F&SF Sep 2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Opal Ball (F&SF Oct/Nov 2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Deborah Roggie
  • The Enchanted Trousseau (Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet #14 2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Benjamin Rosenbaum
  • Droplet (F&SF Jul 2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Christopher Rowe
  • The Voluntary State (Sci Fiction website May 5 2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • George Saunders
  • Jon (New Yorker Jan 27 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Robert Sheckley
  • Agamemnon's Run (30th Anniversary DAW: Science Fiction, 2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Lucius Shepard
  • Eternity and Afterward (F&SF Mar 2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Only Partly Here (Asimov's Mar 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Robert Silverberg
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy, 2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Dan Simmons
  • On K2 with Kanakaredes (Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction, 2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Brian Stableford
  • The Face of an Angel (Leviathan 3, 2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Charles Stross
  • Elector (Asimov's Sep 2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Flowers from Alice (by Cory Doctorow & CS) (New Voices in Science Fiction, 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Tourist (Asimov's Feb 2002) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2002
  • Michael Swanwick
  • The Dog Said Bow-Wow (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Legions in Time (Asimov's Apr 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • The Word That Sings the Scythe (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • Robert Thurston
  • Slipshod, at the Edge of the Universe (F&SF Mar 2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Greg van Eekhout
  • Wolves Till the World Goes Down (Starlight 3, 2001) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2001
  • Jeff VanderMeer
  • Three Days in a Border Town (Polyphony, Volume 4, 2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Vernor Vinge
  • The Cookie Monster (Analog Oct 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Richard Wadholm
  • From Here You Can See the Sunquists (Asimov's Jan 2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Howard Waldrop
  • Calling Your Name (Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian, 2003) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2003
  • Ian Watson
  • One of Her Paths (F&SF Oct/Nov 2001) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2001
  • Walter Jon Williams
  • The Tang Dynasty Underwater Pyramid (Sci Fiction website Aug 4 2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Chris Willrich
  • King Rainjoy's Tears (F&SF Jul 2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002
  • Gene Wolfe
  • The Little Stranger (F&SF Oct/Nov 2004) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2004
  • The Lost Pilgrim (First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age, 2004) -- Science Fiction: The Best of 2004
  • Ron Wolfe
  • Our Friend Electricity (F&SF Jun 2002) -- Fantasy: The Best of 2002

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