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Winners

2019 winner y separately published work icon Mission Critical Jonathan Strahan (editor), Oxford : Solaris , 2019 18960959 2019 anthology short story

'HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM…

'Life is fragile. The difference between success and failure can come down to nothing the thread of a screw, the flick of a switch and when it goes wrong, you fix it. Or someone dies.

'Mission Critical takes us from our world, across the Solar System, and out into deep space to tell the stories of people who had to do the impossible.

'And do it fast.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 winner y separately published work icon The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year : Volume Twelve Jonathan Strahan (editor), Oxford : Solaris , 2018 15696038 2018 anthology short story
2017 winner y separately published work icon Infinity Wars Jonathan Strahan (editor), Oxford : Solaris , 2017 12896229 2017 anthology short story

'We have always fought. War is the furnace that forges new technologies and pushes humanity ever onward. We are the children of a battle that began with fists and sticks, and ended on the brink of atomic Armageddon. Beyond here lies another war, infinite in scope and scale.

'But who will fight the wars of tomorrow? Join Elizabeth Bear, Indrapramit Das, Aliette de Bodard, Garth Nix, An Owomoyela, Peter Watts, and many, many more in an exploration of the furthest extremes of military science fiction…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 winner y separately published work icon Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2015 Julia Rios (editor), Alisa Krasnostein (editor), Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2016 9473446 2016 anthology short story science fiction fantasy horror
2015 winner y separately published work icon Bloodlines : 16 Journeys on the Dark Streets of Urban Fantasy Amanda Pillar (editor), Nedlands : Ticonderoga Publications , 2015 8955544 2015 anthology short story

A selection of dark urban fantasy stories, centred around the theme of blood.

2014 winner (Best Anthology) y separately published work icon Kaleidoscope : Diverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories Alisa Krasnostein (editor), Julia Rios (editor), Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2014 7566366 2014 anthology short story science fiction fantasy

'Kaleidoscope collects fun, edgy, meditative, and hopeful YA science fiction and fantasy with diverse leads. These twenty original stories tell of scary futures, magical adventures, and the joys and heartbreaks of teenage life.

'Featuring New York Times bestselling and award winning authors along with newer voices:

'Garth Nix, Sofia Samatar, William Alexander, Karen Healey, E.C. Myers, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Ken Liu, Vylar Kaftan, Sean Williams, Amal El-Mohtar, Jim C. Hines, Faith Mudge, John Chu, Alena McNamara, Tim Susman, Gabriela Lee, Dirk Flinthart, Holly Kench, Sean Eads, and Shveta Thakrar

'What do a disabled superhero, a time-traveling Chinese-American figure skater, and a transgendered animal shifter have in common? They’re all stars of Kaleidoscope stories!' (Publication summary)

2013 joint winner y separately published work icon One Small Step : An Anthology of Discoveries Tehani Croft (editor), Kings Meadows : FableCroft Publishing , 2013 Z1916871 2013 anthology short story science fiction fantasy horror

One Small Step is an anthology comprising 16 stories of discovery from some of Australia’s best female writers. Each story in some way addresses the idea of discoveries, new beginnings, or literal or figurative 'small steps.'

2012 joint winner y separately published work icon The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 Liz Grzyb (editor), Talie Helene (editor), Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2013 6611515 2013 anthology short story
2012 winner (Best Anthology) y separately published work icon The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year : Volume Six Jonathan Strahan (editor), San Francisco : Night Shade Books , 2012 6017774 2012 anthology short story fantasy science fiction

'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)

2011 winner (Best Anthology) y separately published work icon Ghosts By Gaslight : Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense Jack Dann (editor), Nick Gevers (editor), New York (City) : Voyager , 2011 Z1810708 2011 anthology short story 'Modern masters of the supernatural weave their magic to revitalize the chilling Victorian and Edwardian ghostly tale: here are haunted houses, arcane inventions, spirits reaching across the centuries, ghosts in the machine, fateful revelations, gaslit streets scarcely keeping the dark at bay, and other twisted variations on the immortal classics that frighten us still.'
Source: Back cover
2010 winner y separately published work icon Wings of Fire Jonathan Strahan (editor), Marianne S. Jablon (editor), Portland : Night Shade Books , 2010 Z1777568 2010 anthology short story fantasy

A reprint anthology of dragon stories.

2009 winner y separately published work icon Eclipse Three : New Science Fiction and Fantasy Jonathan Strahan (editor), Night Shade Books (publisher), San Francisco : Night Shade Books , 2009 Z1664365 2009 anthology science fiction fantasy
2008 winner y separately published work icon The Starry Rift : Tales of New Tomorrows : An Original Science Fiction Anthology Jonathan Strahan (editor), New York (City) : Viking , 2008 Z1460204 2008 anthology short story science fiction young adult
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