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y separately published work icon The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year : Volume Six anthology   short story   fantasy   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year : Volume Six
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'An ancient society of cartographer wasps create delicately inscribed maps; a bodyjacking parasite is faced with imminent extinction; an Al makes a desperate gambit to protect its child from a ravenous dragon; a professor of music struggles with the knowledge that murder is not too high a price for fame; living origami carries a mother's last words to her child; a steam girl conquers the realm of imagination; aliens attack Venus, ignoring an incredulous earth; a child is born on Mars.... The science fiction and fantasy fields continue to evolve, setting new marks with each passing year. For the sixth year in a row, master anthologist Jonathan Strahan has collected stories that captivate, entertain, and showcase the very best the genre has to offer. Critically acclaimed, and with a reputation for including award-winning speculative fiction, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year is the only major 'best of' anthology to collect both fantasy and science fiction under one cover.' (Publisher's blurb)


* Contents derived from the San Francisco, California,
United States of America (USA),
Night Shade Books , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Jonathan Strahan , single work essay (p. 1-6)
Catastrophic Disruption of the Head, Margo Lanagan , single work short story fantasy

Lanagan takes 'The Tinderbox' by Hans Christian Andersen and fleshes it out into a story which puts us inside the mind of a soldier so damaged by his wartime experience that he finds himself lashing out in despicable ways.

(p. 437-358)

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