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Jonathan Strahan’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Volume 7

Jonathan Strahan recently posted the table of contents for his seventh volume of best science fiction and fantasy, and it looks like a real corker. Alas, none of the stories from Electric Velocipede‘s 2012 output made the volume (I can’t remember if Strahan does an honorable mention list; I don’t think he does) but several authors we’ve published did make the final cut.

Here is the full list with the EV authors in bold (we’ve only published Steve Rasnic Tem, not Melanie), and the authors who I’ve published original work in anthologies in italics (there’s only Theodora Goss, but she won the World Fantasy Award for the story):

  1. “The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times”, Eleanor Arnason
  2. “Great Grandmother in the Cellar”, Peter S. Beagle
  3. “Immersion”, Aliette de Bodard
  4. “Troll Blood”, Peter Dickinson
  5. “Close Encounters”, Andy Duncan
  6. “Blood Drive”, Jeffrey Ford
  7. “Adventure Story”, Neil Gaiman
  8. “The Grinnell Method”, Molly Gloss
  9. “Beautiful Boys”, Theodora Goss
  10. “The Easthound”, Nalo Hopkinson
  11. “Mantis Wives”, Kij Johnson
  12. “Bricks”, Sticks”, Straw”, Gwyneth Jones
  13. “Goggles c 1910”, Caitlin R. Kiernan
  14. “The Education of a Witch”, Ellen Klages
  15. “The Color Least Used by Nature”, Ted Kosmatka
  16. “Significant Dust”, Margo Lanagan
  17. “Two Houses”, Kelly Link
  18. “Mono No Aware”, Ken Liu
  19. “Macy Minnot’s Last Christmas on Dione”, Ring Racing”, Fiddler’s Green”, the Potter’s Garden”, Paul McAuley
  20. “Swift”, Brutal Retaliation”, Megan McCarron
  21. “About Fairies”, Pat Murphy
  22. “Nahiku West”, Linda Nagata
  23. “Let Maps to Others”, K.J. Parker
  24. “Jack Shade in the Forest of Souls”, Rachel Pollack
  25. “Katabasis”, Robert Reed
  26. “What Did Tessimond Tell You?”, Adam Roberts
  27. “The Contrary Gardener”, Christopher Rowe
  28. “Joke in Four Panels”, Robert Shearman
  29. “Domestic Magic”, Steve Rasnic Tem & Melanie Tem
  30. “Reindeer Mountain”, Karin Tidbeck
  31. “Fade to White”, Catherynne M. Valente
  32. “A Bead of Jasper”, Four Small Stones”, Genevieve Valentine

So that makes seven EV contributors and eight authors overall that I’ve worked with in the past. Not too shabby. Not as good, mind you, as F&SF or Clarkesworld who had six and four reprints in the volume respectively.

Still, I’m very proud to have worked with those authors and I hope to work with them again in the future!

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