The new Golden Age of short science fiction has arrived Selected from the premier print and online markets in the field, here are stories to challenge, provoke, thrill, and entertain. Read more...
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The new Golden Age of short science fiction has arrived Selected from the premier print and online markets in the field, here are stories to challenge, provoke, thrill, and entertain. Stories of future military men and women, space opera on a grand scale, and edge-of-your-seat adventure science fiction in the grand pulp tradition. The second volume in an on-going series, The Year's Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction, features stories by giants of the genre and the hottest new voices.
Plus, you be the judge INTERACTIVE READER VOTING. One story from this anthology will be chosen via proctored online voting for The Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction Reader's Choice Award, presented at DragonCon in Summer 2016. For more information, go to Baen.com.
About The Year's Best Military and Adventure Science Fiction 2015
"Baen's fan-guided anthology series roars into its second year with a collection of stories just as eclectic as the first. . . . Afsharirad has put together a refreshing military and SF anthology that will be enjoyed by a wide range of readers."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
About The Year's Best Military SF and Space Opera Volume 1:
"This intriguing anthology explores the human race's violent potential but] also bends toward exploration and the triumph of the human spirit, with brave tales that] take the reader on a fascinating, thought-provoking, enjoyable journey . . . "--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
" A] nice eclectic mix of magazines--hardcopy and digital--and original anthologies. Afsharirad seems to have cast his nets admirably wide. . . . The variety of styles and topics and themes, and the high level of craft in this assemblage, prove that this subgenre is flourishing. . . . The collection] should be welcome by raw recruits and veterans alike."--Locus
- ISBN-13: 9781476781778
- ISBN-10: 147678177X
- Publisher: Baen
- Publish Date: June 2016
- Page Count: 288
Series: Year's Best Military & Adventure Science #2
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-04-25
- Reviewer: Staff
Baen’s fan-guided anthology series roars into its second year with a collection of stories just as eclectic as the first. Afsharirad’s scope now includes the “adventure SF” subgenre, the better to include tales such as Joe Lansdale’s “The Wizard of the Trees,” a retro homage to 20th-century two-fisted space action and its assorted tropes. Lansdale’s inclusion of a mixed-race protagonist isn’t unique: nearly every story organically includes racial diversity as part of its worldbuilding, and nuanced female protagonists abound. In “The Siege of Denver,” Brendan DuBois punches readers in the gut with an introduction to the war-torn world of his novel Dark Victory (2015). Claudine Griggs abandons her tough-as-nails heroine in the silence of space in her quietly terrifying “Helping Hand.” Sarah Pinsker’s beautiful tribute to veterans, “Remembery Day,” is immediately preceded by Seth Dickinson’s “Morrigan in Shadow,” a furiously paced experimental tale of space warfare, queer love, and the monsters living inside humanity. Afsharirad has put together a refreshing military and SF anthology that will be enjoyed by a wide range of readers. (June)