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The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy, Honorable Mentions, Part 4

This month, Fantasy Magazine will continue to present all the honorable mentions listed in The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2009 Edition, edited by Rich Horton, forthcoming in December from Prime Books, posting a section each Tuesday. Here’s section four:

Tom Purdom, “Sepoy Fidelities” (Asimov’s, March)
Philip Raines and Harvey Welles, “Alice and Bob” (Albedo One #34)
David Reagan, “Solitude Ripples from the Past” (Futurismic, May)
Robert Reed, “Five Thrillers” (F&SF, April)
Robert Reed, “Truth” (Asimov’s, October/November)
Jessica Reisman, “Flowertongue” (Farrago’s Wainscot, May)
Kate Riedel, “Pest Control” (On Spec, Winter)
Mark Rigney, “Portfolio” (LCRW, June)
Mercurio D. Rivera, “Snatch Me Another” (Abyss and Apex, First Quarter)
Adam Roberts, “The Man of the Strong Arm” (Celebration)
Margaret Ronald, “When the Gentlemen Go By” (Clarkesworld, July)
Benjamin Rosenbaum, “Sense and Sensibility” (The Ant King and Other Stories)
Mary Rosenblum, “The Egg Man” (Asimov’s, February)
Mary Rosenblum, “Horse Racing” (Asimov’s, September)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch, “G-Men” (Sideways in Crime)
Geoff Ryman, “Talk is Cheap” (Interzone, June)
Karl Schroeder, “Book, Theatre, and Wheel” (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume 2)
David J. Schwartz, “The Sun Inside” (The Sun Inside)
Gord Sellar, “Wonjiang and the Madman of Pyongyang” (Tesseracts Twelve)
Stacy Sinclair, “The 21st Century Isobel Down” (Fantasy, April)
Jeremy Adam Smith, “The Wreck of the Grampus” (Lone Star Stories, April)
Sherwood Smith, “The Rule of Engagement” (Lace and Blade)
Katherine Sparrow, “The Future is Already Seen” (Shiny #3)
William Browning Spencer, “Penguins of the Apocalypse” (Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy)
Brian Stableford, “Following the Pharmers” (Asimov’s, March)
James Stoddard, “The First Editions” (F&SF, April)
Jason Stoddard, “Far Horizon” (Interzone, February)
Jason Stoddard, “Willpower” (Futurismic, December)
Michael Swanwick, “From Babel’s Fall’n Glory We Fled” (Asimov’s, February)
Chris Szego, “Valiant on the Wing” (Strange Horizons, April 14)
Lavie Tidhar, “The Case of the Missing Puskat” (Chiaroscuro #35)
Lavie Tidhar, “Blakenjel” (Apex, October)
Catherynne M. Valente, “A Buyer’s Guide to Maps of Antarctica” (Clarkesworld, May)
James Van Pelt, “Rock House” (Talebones, Spring)
John Walker, “The Disappearance of Juliana” (GUD, Spring)
Chris Willrich, “The Sword of Loving Kindness” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, October 23)

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