Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and guest editor Rebecca Roanhorse and series editor John Joseph Adams select twenty pieces that represent the best examples of the form published the previous year and explore the ever-expanding and changing world of SFF today.
Today’s readers of science fiction and fantasy have an appetite for stories that address a wide variety of voices, perspectives, and styles. There is an openness to experiment and pushing boundaries, combined with the classic desire to read about spaceships and dragons, future technology and ancient magic, and the places where they intersect. Contemporary science fiction and fantasy looks to accomplish the same goal as ever—to illuminate what it means to be human.
With a diverse selection of stories chosen by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Rebecca Roanhorse, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2022 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of contemporary science fiction and fantasy.
About the Author
JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS is the series editor of The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy and the editor of the Hugo Award-winning Lightspeed, and of more than forty anthologies, including Lost Worlds & Mythological Kingdoms, The Far Reaches, and Out There Screaming (coedited with Jordan Peele).
REBECCA ROANHORSE is the New York Times bestselling author of Trail of Lightning, Storm of Locusts, Black Sun, and Star Wars: Resistance Reborn. She has won the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards for her fiction, and was the recipient of the 2018 Astounding (formerly Campbell) Award for Best New Writer. The next book in her Between Earth and Sky series, Fevered Star, is out in March 2022. She lives in New Mexico with her family.
“Experimental...literary, and...boundary-pushing...there’s a decidedly global, multicultural feel to these pieces, which exemplify diversity and representation. A masterful showcase of what’s possible.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This brilliant and beautiful collection is a must-read for those looking to enjoy the fullest range of narrative pleasure.” — Booklist, starred review
“A great, fun, romping collection of stories.” — San Francisco Book Review
“This volume’s diverse list of well-known and rising stars . . . makes it a welcome addition to the ‘Best American’ series.” — Washington Post
“A powerful collection that is worth your time, attention, and love.” — Tor