The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016

Title:The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:528 pages

The second volume of Prime Books’ annual anthology series collecting some of the year’s best novella-length science fiction and fantasy. Novellas, longer than short stories but shorter than novels, are a rich rewarding literary form that can fully explore tomorrow’s technology, the far reaches of the future, thought-provoking imaginings, fantastic worlds, and entertaining concepts with all the impact of a short story as well as the detailed depth of a novel. Gathering a wide variety of excellent science fiction and fantasy, this anthology of “short novels” showcases the talents of both established masters and new writers.

“The Citadel of Weeping Pearls” by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s, Oct/Nov 2015)
“The Bone Swans of Amandale” by C.S.E. Cooney (Bone Swans, Mythic Delirium Books)
“Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor (Binti,
“The Last Witness” by K. J. Parker (The Last Witness,
“Johnny Rev” by Rachel Pollack (F&SF, Jul/Aug 2015)
“Inhuman Garbage,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Asimov’s March 2015)
“Gypsy,” Carter Scholz (F&SF, Nov/Dec 2015)
“The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn,” Usman Malik (The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn,
“What Has Passed Shall in Kinder Light Appear” by Bao Shu, translated by Ken Liu (F&SF, Mar/Apr 2015)

    The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016 Reviews

  • Althea Ann

    *** “Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor (Binti, read, as part of the Hugo Voters' Packet."Enjoyable YA space adventure with an engaging protagonist. In this future, the Himba tribe of Nam...

  • Maxine Marsh

    This was a wonderful anthology of novellas. The stand out stories are Binti, The Citadel of Weeping Pearls, Johnny Rev and The Bones Swans of Amandale.-Binti 5*: heartfelt novella about an outsider wh...

  • Bogi Takcs

    I won this book on a Goodreads giveaway, and I've struggled with reviewing it because it is just massively thick. So I'll try to post about the novellas individually, and make my way through it that w...

  • Karina

    Excellent collection of novellas - I'd read some of the published ones previously, was pleasantly surprised to find the rest of the novellas collected here were of similarly high quality. Bao ...

  • Armel Dagorn

    After having read a couple of the short story version of this series, I'm glad I had the opportunity to read the novella selection. I found it just as eclectic, with with going from fantasy and folk/m...

  • Antonio Diaz

    Compilación de novellas realizada por Paula Guran. Incluye alguna joya pero la calidad media es discutible. Más aún, se ha dejado fuera algunas de las grandes novellas del año.Reseña próximament...

  • Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)

    Novellas are currently my favourite thing. Longer than a short story so you get some meaty character development and/or world building, but only need half an hour to a few hours to lose yourself in be...

  • Lanko

    Great anthology of novellas. I've always thought as people multitask and have shorter spans of attention that shorter works of Fantasy (known for its many doorsteppers) like novelletes and novellas wo...

  • Jaffa Kintigh

    This is a high caliber annual anthology without a weak story in the bunch. The diversity of the stories ranging from sci-fi to urban fantasy to fantasy is matched by the narrative depth achieved withi...

  • Brett Whysel

    An enjoyable, fairly diverse collection of novellas. I especially liked Binti, about an African going off to study on another plant, Gypsy, about human's last chance at redemption, The Pauper Prince a...