Paula Guran has annouced the table of contents for her annual anthology The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: 2017.
THE YEAR’S BEST DARK FANTASY & HORROR: 2017 ToC
“Lullaby for a Lost World,” Aliette de Bodard (Tor.com 06/16)
“Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies,” Brooke Bolander (Uncanny #13)
“Wish You Were Here,” Nadia Bulkin (Nightmare # 49)
“A Dying of the Light,” Rachel Caine (The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft)
“Season of Glass and Iron,” Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales)
“Grave Goods,” Gemma Files (Autumn Cthulhu)
“The Blameless,”Jeffrey Ford (The Natural History of Hell)
“As Cymbals Clash,” Cate Gardner (The Dark #19)
“The Iron Man,” Max Gladstone (Grimm Future)
“Surfacing,” Lisa L. Hannett (Postscripts 36/37: The Dragons of the Night)
“Mommy’s Little Man,” Brian Hodge (DarkFuse, October)
“The Sound of Salt and Sea,” Kat Howard (Uncanny #10)
“Red Dirt Witch,” N. K. Jemisin (Fantasy #60)
“Birdfather,” Stephen Graham Jones (Black Static #51)
“The Games We Play,” Cassandra Khaw (Clockwork Phoenix 5)
“The Line Between the Devil’s Teeth (Murder Ballad No. Ten),” Caitlin Kiernan (Sirenia Digest #130)
“Postcards from Natalie,” Carrie Laben (The Dark #14)
“The Finest, Fullest Flowering,” Marc Laidlaw (Nightmare #45)
The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle (Tor.com)
“Meet Me at the Frost Fair,” Alison Littlewood (A Midwinter Entertainment)
“Bright Crown of Joy,” Livia Llewellyn (Children of Lovecraft)
“The Jaws That Bite, The Claws That Catch,” Seanan McGuire (Lightspeed #72)
“My Body, Herself,” Carmen Maria Machado (Uncanny #12)
“Spinning Silver,” Naomi Novik (The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales)
“Whose Drowned Face Sleeps,” An Owomoyela & Rachael Swirsky (Nightmare # 46/What the #@&% Is That?)
“Grave Goods,” Priya Sharma (Albedo One #46)
“The Rime of the Cosmic Mariner,” John Shirley (Lovecraft Alive!)
“The Red Forest,” Angela Slatter (Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales)
“Photograph,” Steve Rasnic Tem (Out of the Dark)
“The Future is Blue,” Catherynne M. Valente (Drowned Worlds)
‘‘October Film Haunt: Under the House’’, Michael Wehunt (Greener Pastures)
“Only Their Shining Beauty Was Left,” Fran Wilde (Shimmer 13)
“When the Stitches Come Undone,” A.C. Wise (Children of Lovecraft)
“A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers,” Alyssa Wong (Tor.com 03/16)
“An Ocean the Color of Bruises,” Isabel Yap (Uncanny #11)
“Fairy Tales are for White People,” Melissa Yuan-Innes (Fireside Magazine Issue 30)
“Braid of Days and Nights,” E. Lily Yu (F&SF, Jan-Feb)
Alyx Dellamonica is well established as an author with novels such as Indigo Springs. Her short fiction can be found in quality venues like Beneath Ceaseless Skies and on Tor.com.
Alyx has asked some of the contributors if they’d be interested in talking a little about the ideas behind their stories and about the idea of lesbian-themed genre fiction in a series of interviews called What We Inherited.
I was tremendously pleased to be included in the anthology with Fabulous Beasts and today it’s my turn- my answers to Alyx’s questions can be read here.
Ellen Datlow has announced the table of contents for her Alice in Wonderland themed anthology Mad Hatters and March Hares, which will be out from Tor in 2017.
I am delighted to be included with “Mercury”.
Gentle Alice by Kris Dikeman (poem)
My Own Invention by Delia Sherman
Lily-White & The Thief of Lesser Night by C.S.E. Cooney
Conjoined by Jane Yolen
Mercury by Priya Sharma
Some Kind of Wonderland by Richard Bowes
Alis by Stephen Graham Jones
All the King’s Men by Jeffrey Ford
Run, Rabbit by Angela Slatter
In Memory of a Summer’s Day by Matthew Kressel
Sentence Like a Saturday by Seanan McGuire
Worrity, Worrity by Andy Duncan
Eating the Alice Cake by Kaaron Warren
The Queen of Hats by Ysabeau Wilce
A Comfort, One Way by Genevieve Valentine
The Flame After the Candle by Catherynne M. Valente
Moon, Memory, Muchness by Katherine Vaz
Run, Rabbit, Run by Jane Yolen (poem)
Writing non-fiction isn’t a natural fit for me, so thanks to editor Dev Agarwal for accepting “Heart of the Labyrinth: Myth as the Starting Point for Story Telling” for Focus.
Focus is the British Science Fiction Association‘s magazine on the art and craft of writing, particularly science fiction writing. Both Focus and Vector ( a review magazine) are published twice a year and are free to BFSA members.
Undertow Publications are having a crazy Kindle sale on some of their titles. 99p on Amazon.co.uk and $1.23 am Amazon.com. Just follow the links.
The December 2016 issue of The Dark includes work from wonderful writers Steve Rasnic Tem, Cate Gardner and Thana Niveau. I’m thankful to be included with a reprint of “The Absent Shade”, a story that originally appeared in issue 44 of Black Static.
Read online here.
The Dark is edited by Sean Wallace and Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Jack Fisher is the assistant editor.
Sean Wallace is the founder, publisher, and managing editor of Prime Books. He has edited or co-edited a number of projects, including three magazines, Clarkesworld Magazine, The Dark, and Fantasy Magazine.
Table of Contents: December 2016
“Too Many Ghosts” by Steve Rasnic Tem
“The Curtain” by Thana Niveau (reprint)
“As Cymbals Clash” by Cate Gardner
“The Absent Shade” by Priya Sharma (reprint)