The best science fiction and fantasy stories of 2021, selected by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Veronica Roth
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 strives 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 Veronica Roth, The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 explores the ever-expanding and changing world of science fiction and fantasy today.
Authors included here are Senaa Ahmad, Karin Lowachee, KT Bryski, Meg Elison, Mel Kassel, Tochi Onyebuchi, Yohanca Delgado, Gene Doucett, Ken Liu, Yoon Ha Lee, Shingai Njeri Kagunda, Ted Kosmatka, Kate Elliott, A. T. Greenblatt, Celeste Rita Baker, Amman Sabet, Karen Lord, Sarah Pinsker, and Daryl Gregory.