The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 10
edited by Allan Kaster
A collection spotlighting the “best of the best” science fiction stories published in 2017 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster.
“My English Name” by R. S. Benedict — An intelligent alien, who parasitizes an English teacher in China, falls in love.
“Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance” by Tobias S. Buckell — After a victorious space battle, an indentured robot finds a refugee who makes an offer it can’t refuse.
“The Moon is Not a Battlefield” by Indrapramit Das — An Indian soldier retires on Earth after spending most of her life on the Moon.
“Dear Sarah” by Nancy Kress — A young woman joins the U.S. Army to fight terrorists after aliens arrive on Earth bearing tech gifts unevenly dispersed to humans.
“An Evening with Severyn Grimes” by Rich Larson — A gifted hacker uses cyberspace to extract pay back on the rich businessman who put her in prison.
“The Chameleon’s Gloves” by Yoon Ha Lee — Set in the author’s hexarchate universe, an ex-Kel super soldier is enlisted to retrieve a weapon of mass destruction stolen by a rogue general.
“The Martian Obelisk” by Linda Nagata — On a dying Earth, an architect remotely building a monument to mankind on Mars receives a message from an abandoned Mars colony.
“A Series of Steaks” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad — A petty meat counterfeiter is blackmailed into forging T-bone steaks for an anonymous thug.
“The Residue of Fire” by Robert Reed — A torturer tries to cope with one of his alien victims who witnessed a pivotal moment in the lives of two immortals, in this Great Ship tale.
“Night Passage” by Alastair Reynolds — A starship captain wakes from hibernation with her ship stalled next to an alien artifact and a mutiny in progress in this Revelation Space tale.
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