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JONATHAN STRAHAN’S THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY OF THE YEAR IS OUT NOW!

The 13th volume in this highly anticipated, much lauded series from award-winning author and editor, Jonathan Strahan, is out from Solaris Books today! 

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of The Year, Volume 13 features some of the finest short science fiction and fantasy from some of the very best writers in the field. An essential addition to every science fiction and fantasy lover’s shelf, this volume features stories from such writers as N.K. Jemisin, Ursula K. Le. Guin, Zen Cho, Tade Thomposon, Dave Hutchinson, Naomi Novak and many more! 

Dive into this genre-defining and incisive anthology. 

Read on for more about the book and follow the links below to grab your copy today. 

THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY OF THE YEAR, VOL. 13
Ed. Jonathan Strahan

THIRTEEN YEARS…

A librarian helps a desperate student find the door into a book; Sir Thomas Moore’s head is stolen and a messy rescue ensues; a mother sells a piece of her memory so her daughter can afford an education. 

Science fiction is the story of what if and what comes next. It’s more playful, more inclusive and more entertaining than it has ever been before and as the world falls apart around us, it offers us a chance to understand how things could be better, or just how a great story can get us through another night. 

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Thirteen brings together the very best clashes between zombies and unicorns, robots and fairies, spaceships and more in a definitive volume that takes us everywhere from the distant future and the moons of our own solar system, to one last visit to Earthsea…

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year is available to pre-order!
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THE INFINITY PROJECT COMES TO AN END!

The highly-anticipated final volume of the critically-acclaimed science fiction anthology series by multi-award winning editor, Jonathan Strahan, is out soon! 

Adding yet another ground-breaking collection to an already long list of stunning works, Strahan’s Infinity’s End closes this series out with a bang! 

Featuring stories from the likes of Stephen Baxter, Hannue Rajaniemi, Justina Robson, Alastair Reynolds, Lavie Tidhar and many more hugley talented writers, the stories of Infinity’s End are the future. The stories you’ll find here are the stories of your life. 

Read on for an early preview of the Table of Contents!

INFINITY’S END, Ed. Jonathan Strahan. 

Table of Contents:

Last Small Step – Stephen Baxter

Prophet of the Roads – Naomi Kritzer

Nothing Ever Happens on Oberon – Paul McAuley

Swear Not by the Moon – Seanan McGuire 

Longing For Earth – Linda Nagata

A Portrait of Salai – Hannu Rajaniemi 

Death’s Door – Alastair Reynolds 

Foxy and Tiggs – Justina Robson 

Intervention – Kelly Robson 

Once on the Blue Moon – Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Talking to Ghosts at the Edge of the World – Lavie Tidhar

Kindred – Peter Watts 

The Synchronist – Fran Wilde 

Infinity’s End is out from Solaris Books in July 2018. 

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WE LOOK FORWARD TO IT EVERY YEAR! BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY OF THE YEAR VOLUME TWELVE!

The 12th Volume in this highly anticipated, much lauded series from award-winning editor, Jonathan Strahan is out next month! 

Genre-defining and incisive, The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of The Year features stories from the brightest literary voices in Science Fiction and Fantasy. This is the latest in a series that has been called “a must-read for fans of science fiction, fantasy, and short stories in general.” (Booklist).

With more than 200,000 words of fiction by the very best writers working in the field, it’s an essential addition to every science fiction & fantasy reader’s bookshelf. 

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Vol. Twelve is out from Solaris Books in March.

Read on for more about the book and follow the links below to pre-order your copy. 

THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY OF THE YEAR
Ed. Jonathan Strahan

Science Fiction is a portal that opens doors onto futures too rich and strange to imagine; fantasy takes us through doorways of magic and wonder. 

For more than a decade, award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan has sifted through tens of thousands of stories to select the best, the most interesting, the most engaging science fiction and fantasy to delight readers. 

Featuring stories from Charlie Jane Anders, Karl Schroeder, Yoon Ha Lee, Maureen McHugh, R.S. Benedict, Alastair Reynolds, Danial Abraham, Suzanne Palmer, Caroline M. Yoachim and many more. 

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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Eleven is out today!

Name a current SFF author you love. Go on. Say their name out loud. Guess what? They’ve got a short story in the brand new Jonathan Strahan-curated Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, out today!

How do we know? Simply because Jonathan has assembled the very best names out there for his latest anthology, and there’s no way in the world that you won’t find at least one of your favourite writers in there, 

Check out the full – stellar – line-up below, and click through the links at the bottom of the page to grab your copy today (that’s UK only folks – this will be out in the US on 11 April!).

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Eleven
Edited by Jonathan Strahan

Jonathan Strahan, the award-winning and much lauded editor of many of genre’s best known anthologies is back with his 11th volume in this fascinating series, featuring the best science fiction and fantasy. With established names and new talent this diverse and ground-breaking collection will take the reader to the outer-reaches of space and the inner realms of humanity with stories of fantastical worlds and worlds that may still come to pass.

FEATURING // CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE // PAOLO BACIGALUPI // ALIETTE DE BODARD // JOE ABERCROMBIE // RICH LARSON // NAOMI NOVIK // ALYSSA WONG // DARYL GREGORY // ALEX IRVINE // SAM J. MILLER // ALICE SOLA KIM // SETH DICKINSON // CAROLYN IVES GILMAN // GENEVIEVE VALENTINE // CAITLÍN R. KIERNAN // AMAL EL-MOHTAR // THEODORA GOSS // IAN R. MACLEOD // DELIA SHERMAN // GEOFF RYMAN // NINA ALLAN // N.K. JEMISIN // LAVIE TIDHAR // YOON HA LEE // PAUL MCAULEY // CHARLES YU // E. LILY YU // KEN LIU

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Eleven is out now!
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Happy publication day Bridging Infinity!

Jonathan Strahan’s Bridging Infinity, the latest anthology in his critically acclaimed Infinity Project series, is out today!

Bridging Infinity showcases all-original hard science fiction stories from some of the biggest and brightest names in genre fiction.

Sense of wonder is the lifeblood of science fiction. When we encounter something on a truly staggering scale – metal spheres wrapped around stars, planets rebuilt and repurposed, landscapes transformed, starships bigger than worlds – we react viscerally. Fear, reverence, admiration – how else are we to react to something so grand?

Bridging Infinity puts humanity at the heart of these vast undertakings – as builder, as engineer, as adventurer – reimagining and rebuilding the world, the solar system, and even the entire universe.

The anthology features bold new stories from Alastair Reynolds, Pat Cadigan, Stephen Baxter, Charlie Jane Anders, Tobias S. Buckell & Karen Lord, Karin Lowachee, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Gregory Benford & Larry Niven, Robert Reed, Pamela Sargent, Allen M. Steele, Pat Murphy & Paul Doherty, An Owomoyela, Thoraiya Dyer, and Ken Liu.

And how good is this collection of space-faring shorts? Well, check out this swathe of reviews to find out:

You can find out more about Bridging Infinity over at Jonathan Strahan’s website – including blogs by all of the contributors about their stories. 

Bridging Infinity is out now!
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Happy publication day Drowned Worlds and Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell!

Brace yourselves, book fiends, for today sees a pair Solaris titles released into the world.

First up is Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, Paul Kane’s crossover par excellence which pits the great detective against Clive Barker’s Hellraising Cenobites… in hell, no less!

Paul has really knocked it out of th epark with this one – Beauty in Ruins called it ‘epic‘, SciFi Bulletin said ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell is a gem of a book that fits well into both Holmes and Hellraiser canon,’ and The Eloquent Page said ‘It is unquestionably the best genre mashup I’ve read in ages.’ Not bad, eh? Seek it out!

Next up is Drowned Worlds, Jonathan Strahan’s superb new anthology that explores the next age of the earth, when the waves take over the land and humanity has to get its collective water wings on.

Starring the likes of Kim Stanley Robinson, Ken Liu, Paul McAuley, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Charlie Jane Anders, Lavie Tidhar and many more, Drowned Worlds is an absolutely smashing collection.

And no less than The New York Times called Drowned Worldsa journey from science into the unknown… haunting, heady stuff.’

Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell is out now!
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Happy publication day The Wolf in the Attic and Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume 10

It’s a bumper day for Solaris, with two massive releases released out into the wild today: Paul Kearney’s beguiling fantasy The Wolf in the Attic, and the Jonathan Strahan edited anthology The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten

What a day! We’re incredibly proud of both titles, and cannot flippin’ well wait for you to read them. 

Paul has been celebrating The Wolf in the Attic with blogs at the likes of Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist and SF Bulletin, where he’s talking about using historical figures in fiction, not to mention an interview over at Rising Shadow.

There have been plenty of glowing reviews, too:

Meanwhile, The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten has been impressing reviewers too:

The Wolf in the Attic is out now!
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The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten is out now!
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Signal To Noise and Meeting Infinity make Locus Awards shortlist

The Locus Awards 2016 finalists were Europe At Midnight shortlisted for the Clarkes. It’s almost as if we publish amazing books or something…

A massive congratulations to all finalists, and here’s hoping come the Locus Awards Weekend of June 26-28 we’ll have some winners on our hands.

Meeting Infinity is out now!
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Jonathan Strahan reveals line up for Best Science Fiction & Fastasy of the Year Volume Ten

Jonathan Strahan, anthologist extraordinaire and one of the finest minds working in genre publishing today, has revealed the line up for his next Solaris Anthology, The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten.

And it is… well, it’s magnificent. Check out this list of luminaries:

  • “City of Ash”, Paolo Bacigalupi
  • “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson”, Elizabeth Bear
  • “The Machine Starts”, Greg Bear
  • “The Winter Wraith”, Jeffrey Ford
  • “Black Dog”, Neil Gaiman
  • “Jamaica Ginger”, Nalo Hopkinson & Nisi Shawl
  • “Drones”, Simon Ings
  • “Emergence”, Gwyneth Jones
  • “Dancy vs. the Pterosaur”, Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • “Another Word for World”, Ann Leckie
  • “The Game of Smash and Recovery”, Kelly Link
  • “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn”, Usman T. Mailk
  • “Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan”, Ian McDonald
  • “Little Sisters”, Vonda McIntyre
  • “Calved”, Sam J. Miller
  • “Ghosts of Home”, Sam J. Miller
  • “The Deepwater Bride”, Tamsyn Muir
  • “The Empress in Her Glory”, Robert Reed
  • “A Murmuration”, Alastair Reynolds
  • “Oral Argument”, Kim Stanley Robinson
  • “Water of Versailles”, Kelly Robson
  • “Capitalism in the 22nd Century”, Geoff Ryman
  • “The Karen Joy Fowler Book Club”, Nike Sulway
  • “The Lily and the Horn”, Catherynne Valente
  • “Blood, Ash, Braids”, Genevieve Valentine
  • “Kaiju maximus®: ‘So Various, So Beautiful, So New’”, Kai Ashante Wilson
  • “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers”, Alyssa Wong

The cover art, inspired by an Ian McDonald story, is by Domenic Harman, and it obviously rocks to the very foundations of the earth.

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Meeting Infinity starts 2016 right

Meeting Infinity, the latest Jonathan Strahan-edited Solaris anthology, is kicking off the new year in style as a number of stories contained within it’s pages have been picked for several year’s best collections.

Considering most of us haven’t blown the cobwebs out from Christmas yet, we think this is pretty impressive. We’re delighted that the likes of Yoon Ha Lee – whose eagerly anticipated debut Ninefox Gambit is coming from Solaris in June – are getting the props they deserve. Talented writers abound in these parts!

The stories that have been snapped up so far are:

  • “The Cold Inequalities”, Yoon Ha Lee 
  • “In Blue Lily’s Wake”, Aliette de Bodard 
  • “Cocoons”, Nancy Kress
  • “Rates of Change”, James S.A. Corey
  • “Emergence”, Gwyneth Jones
  • “The Falls”, Ian McDonald
  • “Drones”, Simon Ings
  • “Outside”, An Owomoyela

So, what are these anthologies that are so keen to get hold of these stories? Well, it’s a pretty impressive selection:

  • Gardner Dozois’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction: 32nd Annual Collection
  • Neil Clarke’s The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 1
  • Rich Horton’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year

Not a bad start to 2016 if you ask us!

Meeting Infinity is out now!
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