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The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy, Honorable Mentions, Part 1

For the next four weeks, Fantasy Magazine will be presenting in four segments every Tuesday all the honorable mentions listed in The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2009 Edition, edited by Rich Horton, which is forthcoming in December from Prime Books.


Jim Aikin, ”Run! Run!” (F&SF, September)
William Alexander, “Ana’s Tag” (Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, November)
Nina Allan, “Angelus” (Albedo One #34)
Erik Amundsen, “Turnipseed” (Fantasy, March)
Charlie Anders, “Love Might Be Too Strong a Word” (LCRW, June)
Charlie Anders, “Suicide Drive” (Helix, January)
Nick Antosca, “Soon You Will Be Gone and Possibly Eaten” (GUD, Autumn)
Paolo Bacigalupi, “The Gambler” (Fast Forward 2)
Kelly Barnhill, “The Men Who Live in Trees” (Postscripts, Spring)
Stephen Baxter, “Turing’s Apples” (Eclipse 2)
Peter S. Beagle, “The Tale of Junko and Sayiri” (IGMS, July)
Peter S. Beagle, “Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke and the Angel” (Strange Roads)
Peter S. Beagle, “What Tune the Enchantress Plays” (A Book of Wizards)
Elizabeth Bear, “Overkill” (Shadow Unit 1.07)
Beth Bernobich, “Air and Angels” (Subterranean, Spring)
Terry Bisson, “Private Eye” (F&SF, October/November)
Neal Blaikie, “Offworld Friends are Best” (GUD, Spring)
Naomi Bloch, “Same Old Story” (Strange Horizons, December 8 )
Michael Blumlein, “The Big One” (Flurb #6)
Sarah Rees Brennan, “An Old-Fashioned Unicorn’s Guide to Courtship” (Coyote Wild)
John Brown, “From the Clay of His Heart” (IGMS, April)
Alan Campbell, “The Gadgey” (Strange Horizons, May 5)
E. L. Chen, “The Story of the Woman and Her Dog” (Tesseracts Twelve)
Ted Chiang, “Exhalation” (Eclipse 2)
Deborah Coates, “How to Hide a Heart” (Strange Horizons, January 31)