BASFF 2019 cover

Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy 2019

Book of the Month:
“The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019”
Editors: John Joseph Adams, Carmen Maria Machado

This month we are keeping a beloved Sci Fi Book Club tradition alive. For the fifth year in a row will be reading the newest edition of a short story collection called The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. It has been a Club favorite each year and takes a good look at the current state of science fiction by highlighting some new and established writers in the genre. Each story has to meet certain criteria that you can read up on at the editor’s website and are chosen without the author’s name attached.

Stories are selected by John Joseph Adams and a new guest editor (this year is Carmen Maria Machado, best known for “Her Body and Other Parties”). Machado has also been picked on two separate occasions for this collection, once in 2015 and again in 2018. Both are great (“Help Me Follow My Sister into the Land of the Dead” and “The Resident”, respectively).

Let us know in Discussions which stories you like and feel free to skip one if you’re not digging it. There are always plenty of perspectives and approaches to the format in this collection.

“The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019” is available in paperback via Amazon and other online booksellers and is also available via the New York Public Library.

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