The second in this series published by Solaris, the first seven volumes having been published by Night Shade Books, who Neil Clarke informs us are to publish a ‘The Best Science Fiction of The Year Volume 1’ edited by him in 2016.
Leaving that aside, you can of course buy the book in hand : amazon.com : book | kindle amazon.co.uk : book | kindle
Here are the stories in the volume, with links to those that are online, and the very few of them which I read.
Lauren Beukes. Slipping. Originally in Twelve Tomorrows, MIT 2014.
Paolo Bacigalupi. Moriabe’s Children Originally in : Monstrous Affections
Usman T. Malik. The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family Originally in :Qualia Nous.
Kelly Link. The Lady and the Fox. Originally in : My True Love Gave To Me.
Holly Black. Ten Rules for Being an Intergalactic Smuggler (The Successful Kind). Originally in : Monstrous Affections.
Ken Liu. THE LONG HAUL from the ANNALS OF TRANSPORTATION, The Pacific Monthly, May 2009 Originally in : Clarkesworld Magazine and online there
Joe Abercrombie. Tough Times All Over. Originally in : Rogues
Genevieve Valentine. The Insects of Love. Originally in : Tor.com and online there
Nicola Griffith. Cold Wind. Originally in : Tor.com and online there
Caitlin R. Kiernan. Interstate Love Song (Murder Ballad No. 8) Originally in : Sirenia Digest #100
Greg Egan. Shadow Flock. Originally in : Coming Soon Enough
K.J. Parker. I Met a Man Who Wasn’t There. Originally in : Subterranean Magazine and online there
Rachel Swirsky. Grande Jete (The Great Leap) Originally in : Subterranean Magazine and online there
Alice Sola Kim. Mothers, Lock Up Your Daughters Because They are Terrifying. Originally in : Tin House #61
Garth Nix. Shay Corsham Worsted. Originally in : Fearful Symmetries
Karl Schroeder. Kheldyu. Originally in : Reach for Infinity. “..a near-future science thriller” I noted when reviewing it
Ellen Klages. Caligo Lane. Originally in : Subterranean Magazine and online here
Kai Ashante Wilson. The Devil in America. Originally in : Tor.com and online there
Michael Swanwick. Tawny Petticoats. Originally in : Rogues
Ian McDonald. The Fifth Dragon. Originally in : Reach for Infinity. “..a beautiful, elegaic story..” I noted when reviewing it
Amal El-Mohtar. The Truth About Owls. Originally in : Kaleidoscope
Tim Maughan. Four Days of Christmas. Originally in : Terraform
Elizabeth Bear. Covenant. Originally in : Hieroglyph
Theodora Goss. Cimmeria: from The Journal of Imaginary Anthropology. Originally in : Lightspeed Magazine and online there
Peter Watts. Collateral. Originally in : Upgraded
Eleanor Arnason. The Scrivener. Originally in : Subterranean Magazine and online there
James Patrick Kelly. Someday. Originally in : Asimovs Science Fiction, April/May 2014. “..a shortish story that takes a peek at some big issues” I noted when I reviewed it
Ellen Klages. Amica Aeternum. Originally in : Reach for Infinity. “..a tender, bittersweet story..” I noted when I read it last year.
As I avoid fantasy, I’d only expect to have had a chance to have read half of the stories in this volume, but there’s only one story from the Big 3 Magazines, and three stories from Strahan’s ‘Reach for Infinity’ collection that I’ve read.
So onto the straining shelves goes this volume, less than 5 years to retirement and the opportunity to start working my way through my collection of unread anthologies, a task that I reckon will take about 10 years if I work at it 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.