Synopses & Reviews
The best science fiction and fantasy stories from 2019, guest-edited by author of the mega-best-selling Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon.
Today's readers of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite
for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and
styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries,
combined with the classic desire to read about spaceships and dragons,
future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they
intersect. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish
the same goal as ever — to illuminate what it means to be human.
diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams
and Diana Gabaldon,
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today.
"This brilliant and beautiful collection is a must-read for those looking to enjoy the fullest range of narrative pleasure." Booklist (Starred Review)
"Experimental...literary, and...boundary-pushing....A masterful showcase of what's possible." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"This volume's diverse list of well-known and rising stars...makes it a welcome addition to the Best American series." Washington Post
About the Author
Diana Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, #1
New York Times best-selling
Outlander novels, described by
Salon magazine as "the smartest historical sci-fi
adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D." She serves as
co-producer and advisor for the Starz network
Outlander series based on her novels.
John Joseph Adams is the series editor of
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as many other anthologies, such as
Wastelands, The Living Dead, and The Apocalypse Triptych. He is also the editor and publisher of the magazines
Nightmare and the Hugo Award-winning
Lightspeed, and is a producer for WIRED's
The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast. He lives in California.