New books this week are by Rich Horton, David Langford, and Nibedita Sen.
* Horton, Rich, ed. : The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: 2020 Edition
(Prime Books 978-1-60701-542-0, $6.99, 692pp, ebook, December 2020)
Nominal Publication Date: Tue 22 Dec 2020
Anthology of 35 stories first published in 2019.
Authors include John Kessel, John Crowley, Gregory Feeley, Michael Swanwick, E. Lily Yu, Theodora Goss, Kelly Link, and Fran Wilde.
The editor’s site has this post about the book, with a chronological table of contents.
The book is so far available only as an ebook; the trade paperback is delayed at least until next year. (Amazon indicates January 2022.)
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* Langford, David : Beachcombing and Other Oddments
(Ansible Editions 978-1716484766, $16, 183pp, trade paperback, December 2020)
Nominal Publication Date: Mon 21 Dec 2020
Nonfiction collection of several dozen essays, first published in SF fanzines or delivered as speeches.
The author’s site offers it as an ebook. Lulu.com and Amazon offers the trade paperback.
Both Lulu and Amazon indicate October publication, though File 770 indicates an official release of December 21st.
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* Sen, Nibedita, ed. : Nebula Awards Showcase 54
(SFWA, Inc. 978-0982846735, $19.99, 480pp, trade paperback, November 2020)
Nominal Publication Date: Sat 14 Nov 2020
Ebook ISBN [link to Amazon Kindle edition]: 978-0982846742
Anthology of 11 stories and several novel excerpts, first published in 2018, including the winners of the Nebula Awards given out in 2019. There are also two essays original to the book.
This volume marks a change in publisher and in title format, following Nebula Awards Showcase 2019, edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, which lacked novel excerpts.
Authors include Mary Robinette Kowal, Aliette de Bodard, Brooke Bolander, Phenderson Djèlí Clark, Andy Duncan, Sarah Pinsker, and Martha Wells.
SFWA’s site has this description with the table of contents.
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