Made to Order: Robots and Revolution — Anthology

All stories © 2020.

Selection and Introduction — Jonathan Strahan
A Glossary of Radicalization — Brooke Bolander
Dancing with Death — John Chu
Brother Rifle — Daryl Gregory
Sonnie’s Union — Peter F. Hamilton
The Endless — Saad Z Hossain
An Elephant Never Forgets — Rich Larson
Idols — Ken Liu
Sin Eater — Ian R. MacLeod
The Translator — Annalee Newitz
The Hurt Pattern — Tochi Onyebuchi
Chiaroscuro in Red — Suzanne Palmer
Bigger Fish — Sarah Pinsker
A Guide for Working Breeds — Vina Jie-Min Prasad
Polished Performance — Alastair Reynolds
Fairy Tales for Robots — Sofia Samatar
Test 4 Echo — Peter Watts.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Vol 13 — Anthology

Introduction — Jonathan Strahan
Mother Tongues — S. Qiouyi Lu
Olivia’s Table — Alyssa Wong
The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George WashingtonP. Djèlí Clark
Yard Dog — Tade Thompson
The Woman Who Destroyed Us — S. L. Huang
The Blue Fairy’s Manifesto — Annalee Newitz
The Starship and the Temple Cat — Yoon Ha Lee
A Brief and Fearful Star — Carmen Maria Machado
Field Biology of the Wee Fairies — Naomi Kritzer
Intervention — Kelly Robson
The Bookcase Expedition — Jeffrey Ford
A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies — Alix E. Harrow
The Staff in the Stone — Garth Nix
Okay, Glory — Elizabeth Bear
Widdam — Vandana Singh
Dreadful Young Ladies — Kelly Barnhill
The Only Harmless Great Thing — Brooke Bolander
The Rose MacGregor Drinking and Admiration Society — T. Kingfisher
When We Were Starless — Simone Heller
If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again — Zen Cho
Blessings — Naomi Novik
Meat and Salt and Sparks — Rich Larson
Nine Last Days on Planet Earth — Daryl Gregory
Golgotha — Dave Hutchinson
Flint and Mirror — John Crowley
An Agent of Utopia — Andy Duncan
You Pretend Like You Never Met Me, and I’ll Pretend Like I Never Met You — Maria Dahvana Headley
Quality Time — Ken Liu
The Storyteller’s Replacement — N. K. Jemisin
Firelight — Ursula K. Le Guin

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Lightspeed: Year One — John Joseph Adams

I’m Alive, I Love You, I’ll See You in Reno — Vylar Kaftan
The Cassandra Project — Jack McDevitt
Cats in Victory — David Barr Kirtley
Amaryllis — Carrie Vaughn
No Time Like the Present — Carol Emshwiller
Manumission — Tobias S. Buckell
The Zeppelin Conductors’ Society Annual Gentlemen’s Ball — Genevieve Valentine
…For a Single Yesterday — George R. R. Martin
How to Become a Mars Overlord — Catherynne M. Valente
Patient Zero — Tananarive Due
Arvies — Adam-Troy Castro
More Than the Sum of His Parts — Joe Haldeman
Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain — Yoon Ha Lee
The Long Chase — Geoffrey A. Landis
Amid the Words of War — Cat Rambo
Travelers — Robert Silverberg
Hindsight — Sarah Langan
Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man’s Back — Joe R. Lansdale
The Taste of Starlight — John R. Fultz
Beachworld — Stephen King
Standard Loneliness Package — Charles Yu
Faces in Revolving Souls — Caitlin R. Kiernan
Hwang’s Billion Brilliant Daughters — Alice Sola Kim
Ej-Es — Nancy Kress
In-Fall — Ted Kosmatka
The Observer — Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Jenny’s Sick — David Tallerman
The Silence of the Asonu — Ursula K. Le Guin
Postings from an Amorous Tomorrow — Corey Mariani
Cucumber Gravy — Susan Palwick
Black Fire” — Tanith Lee
The Elephants of Poznan — Orson Scott Card
Long Enough And Just So Long — Cat Rambo
The Passenger — Julie E. Czerneda
Simulacrum — Ken Liu
Breakaway, Backdown — James Patrick Kelly
Saying the Names — Maggie Clark
Gossamer — Stephen Baxter
Spider the Artist — Nnedi Okorafor
Woman Leaves Room — Robert Reed
All That Touches the Air — An Owomoyela
Maneki Neko — Bruce Sterling
Mama, We are Zhenya, Your Son — Tom Crosshill
Velvet Fields — Anne McCaffrey
The Harrowers — Eric Gregory
Bibi From Jupiter — Tessa Mellas
Eliot Wrote — Nancy Kress
Scales — Alastair Reynolds


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Broken Stars — Ken Liu

Goodnight, Melancholy — Xia Jia
Moonlight — Liu Cixin
Broken Stars — Tang Fei
Submarines — Han Song
Salinger and the Koreans — Han Song
Under a Dangling Sky — Cheng Jingbo
What Has Passed Shall in Kinder Light Appear — Baoshu
The New Year Train — Hao Jingfang
The Robot Who Liked to Tell Tall Tales — Fei Dao
The Snow of Jinyang — Zhang Ran
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: Laba Porridge — Anna Wu
The First Emperor’s Games — Ma Boyong
Reflection — Gu Shi
The Brain Box — Regina Kanyu Wang
Coming of the Light — Chen Qiufan
A History of Future Illnesses — Chen Qiufan


A Brief Introduction to Chinese Science Fiction and Fandom — Regina Kanyu Wang
A New Continent for China Scholars: Chinese Science Fiction Studies — Mingwei Song
Science Fiction: Embarrassing No More — Fei Dao

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The Book of Swords — Anthology

The Best Man Wins — K. J. Parker
Her Father’s Sword — Robin Hobb
The Hidden Girl — Ken Liu
The Sword of Destiny — Matthew Hughes
“I am a Handsome Man,” said Apollo Crow — Kate Elliott
The Triumph of Virtue — Walter Jon Williams
The Mocking Tower — Daniel Abraham
Hrunting — C. J. Cherryh
A Long, Cold Trail — Garth Nix
When I was a Highway Man — Ellen Kushner
The Smoke of Gold is Glory — Scott Lynch
The Colgrid Conundrum — Rich Larson
The King’s Evil — Elizabeth Bear
Waterfalling — Lavie Tidhar
The Sword Tyraste — Cecelia Holland
The Sons of the Dragon — George R. R. Martin

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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories — Ken Liu

A wonderful, thought provoking collection of short stories from someone who knows how to write short stories.   All i have to say about it is … just read it.

I’m practising keeping my reviews succinct and to the point: i think i’ve got that mastered!

Well worth the 5 star rating i gave it on goodreads.

Ken made a bunch of notes on this book, which you can also read over at goodreads.

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