Twenty-two stories, selected by editor Donna Scott from disparate places, that represent some of the best SF published anywhere in 2019: stories of heroism, stories of loss, stories of wonder.
In this volume you will encounter tales in which creatures are cut off from their loved ones; someone is trapped with an abuser; a bird sings; weeds grow where we hope for a garden; we consider what our alternative selves might be doing; we cant sleep; we wish we could keep things just the way they were; we drink too much
and we look to rockets blasting off into the sky and think that there lies the future; thats hope.
Best of British Science Fiction 2019 is once again edited by Donna Scott, a recent chair of the BSFA and a distinguished poet, writer, and stand-up comedian. Donna is also a free-lance editor who has worked behind the scenes for a number of major publishers over the course of several years.
This is one of the best Science Fiction anthologies I have read in a while. They arent kidding when they say Best. LibraryThing reviewer
"If this book is anything to go by then British Science Fiction is in good shape... If you want quality Science Fiction to make you think and ponder and dream then seek it out." - SFCrowsnest
An excellent collection... These were uniformly astonishing. Funny, unexpected, touching... goodreads reviewer
2019: An Introduction Donna Scott
The Anxiety Gene Rhiannon Grist
The Land of Grunts and Squeaks Chris Beckett
For Your Own Good Ian Whates
Neom Lavie Tidhar
Once You Start Mike Morgan
For the Wicked, Only Weeds Will Grow G. V. Anderson
Fat Man in the Bardo Ken MacLeod
Cyberstar Val Nolan
The Little People Una McCormack
The Loimaa Protocol Robert Bagnall
The Adaptation Point Kate Macdonald
The Final Ascent Ian Creasey
A Lady of Ganymede, a Sparrow of Io Dafydd McKimm
Snapshots Leo X. Robertson
Witch of the Weave Henry Szabranski
Parasite Art David Tallerman
Galena Liam Hogan
Ab Initio Susan Boulton
Ghosts Emma Levin
Concerning the Deprivation of Sleep Tim Major
Every Little Star Fiona Moore
The Minus-Four Sequence Andrew Wallace
About the Authors
Available as a paperback and as a numbered limited edition hardback signed by the editor.