Book Launch: The Best American Science Fiction And Fantasy 2022

by Tee Tate

The Best American Science Fiction And Fantasy 2022
by John Joseph Adams; Rebecca Roanhorse
Mariner Books

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.

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy
Rebecca Roanhorse

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.

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy
John Joseph Adams

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.


Thia series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each anthology, the series editor combs through hundreds of print and online publications to find the best writing of the year. The guest editor, a leading writer in the field, selects around twenty pieces for the anthology. This expertly curated process is what makes the Best American the most sought out series of its kind.

Each year THE BEST AMERICAN SERIES® introduces readers to work from exciting debut voices as well as beloved familiar ones. It also provides a sampling from a vast array of magazines, journals, and websites, reflecting changing styles and blossoming genres from the ever-evolving literary landscape.

“Our hope is to capture a snapshot of the very cultural moment we are in and a literary time capsule for the people who come after us,” says Nicole Angeloro, senior editor at Mariner and long-time in-house editor for the series. “The staying power of the series comes down to the guest editor model. No two people will ever pick the same table of contents. And that keeps it interesting. It’s a peak into the guest editor’s world that is unique to their own body of work.”

Published in trade paperback, The Best American series is a celebration of esteemed works of writing to be cherished for years to come.


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