The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction

Titles in bold are on the Classics of Science Fiction Short Stories v2 list.

Title↥ Author/Editor Year Citations
"The Best We Can" Carrie Vaughn 2013
2014The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Calved" Sam J. Miller 2015
2016The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Ten edited by Jonathan Strahan
2016The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 1 edited by Neil Clarke
2016The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The New Voices of Science Fiction edited by Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Weisman, 2019
"Dead Men Walking" Paul J. McAuley 2006
2007Year's Best SF 12 edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
2007The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Discovered Country" Ian R. MacLeod 2013
2014The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2014 edited by Rich Horton
2014The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Emergence" Gwyneth Jones 2015
Sturgeon finalist
2016The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Ten edited by Jonathan Strahan
2016The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Emperor of Mars" Allen Steele 2010
Hugo winner - story
2011The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance" John Kessel 2009
2010The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2010 edited by Rich Horton
2010The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Finisterra" David Moles 2007
Hugo finalist - story
Sturgeon winner
2008The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2013Twenty-First Century Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain" Yoon Ha Lee 2010
Sturgeon finalist
2011The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2011 edited by Rich Horton
2011The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi" Pat Cadigan 2012
Hugo winner - story
2013The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Glory" Greg Egan 2007
Hugo finalist - story
2008The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two edited by Jonathan Strahan
2008The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Good Mountain" Robert Reed 2006
2007The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Hair" Adam Roberts 2009
2010The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Hand Is Quicker" Elizabeth Bear 2014
2015The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2015 edited by Rich Horton
2015The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm" Daryl Gregory 2008
2009The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Invasion of Venus" Stephen Baxter 2010
2012The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six edited by Jonathan Strahan
2012The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Jonas and the Fox" Rich Larson 2016
2017The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"KIT: Some Assembly Required" Carter ScholzKathe Koja 2016
2017The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Little Goddess" Ian McDonald 2005
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo finalist - story
2006Science Fiction: The Very Best of 2005 edited by Jonathan Strahan
2006Best Short Novels 2006 edited by Jonathan Strahan
2006The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Long Haul from The Annals of Transportation, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009" Ken Liu 2014
2015The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2015 edited by Rich Horton
2015The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume Nine edited by Jonathan Strahan
2015The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Martian Heart" John Barnes 2011
2012The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2012 edited by Rich Horton
2012The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Memcordist" Lavie Tidhar 2012
2013The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Mongoose" Elizabeth BearSarah Monette 2009
2010The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2010 edited by Rich Horton
2010The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four edited by Jonathan Strahan
2010The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"My English Name" R. S. Benedict 2017
2018The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume Twelve edited by Jonathan Strahan
2018The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Pathways" Nancy Kress 2013
2014The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Potter of Bones" Eleanor Arnason 2002
Nebula finalist - story
2003The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Rates of Change" Daniel AbrahamTy Franck 2015
2016The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Rogue Farm" Charles Stross 2003
2004Year's Best SF 9 edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
2004The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2010The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction edited by Evans et al
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2013Twenty-First Century Science Fiction edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Sledge-Maker's Daughter" Alastair Reynolds 2007
2008The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Someday" James Patrick Kelly 2014
2015The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2015 edited by Rich Horton
2015The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume Nine edited by Jonathan Strahan
2015The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"The Things" Peter Watts 2010
Sturgeon finalist
Hugo finalist - story
2011The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2011 edited by Rich Horton
2011The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Five edited by Jonathan Strahan
2011The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Three Cups of Grief, By Starlight" Aliette de Bodard 2015
2016The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Tin Marsh" Michael Swanwick 2006
2007Year's Best SF 12 edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
2007The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Useless Things" Maureen F. McHugh 2009
2010The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019Piet Nel Recommended Short Stories
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Utriusque Cosmi" Robert Charles Wilson 2009
2010The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Four edited by Jonathan Strahan
2010The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Weep for Day" Indrapramit Das 2012
2013Year's Best SF 18 edited by David G. Hartwell
2013The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Where the Golden Apples Grow" Kage Baker 2006
2007Best Short Novels 2007 edited by Jonathan Strahan
2007The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
"Winter Timeshare" Ray Nayler 2017
2018The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2018 edited by Rich Horton
2018The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2019The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
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