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The Year’s Best SF and Fantasy, Honorable Mentions, Part 3

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 three:

Bill Kte’pi, “The End of Tin” (Strange Horizons)
Jay Lake, “The Sky that Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and into the Black” (Clarkesworld, March)
Jay Lake, “A Water Matter” (, November)
Margo Lanagan, “Machine Maid” (Extraordinary Engines)
Ann Leckie, “The God of Au” (Helix, Spring)
Yoon Ha Lee, “Architectural Constants” (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, October 23)
Rose Lemberg, “Geddarien” (Fantasy, December)
Kelly Link, “The Surfer” (The Starry Rift)
Ian R. MacLeod, “The Hob Carpet” (Asimov’s, June)
Bruce McAllister, “Hit” (Aeon Thirteen)
Paul McAuley, “The Thought War” (Postscripts, Summer)
Todd McAulty, “The Soldiers of Serenity” (Black Gate, Spring)
Meghan McCarron, “The Magician’s House” (Strange Horizons, July 21)
Kirstyn McDermott, “Painlessness” (GUD, Spring)
Maureen F. McHugh, “The Kingdom of the Blind” (Plugged In)
Will McIntosh, “Linkworlds” (Strange Horizons, March 17-24)
Dean McLaughlin, “Tenbrook of Mars” (Analog, July/August)
Holly Messinger, “End of the Line” (Baen’s Universe, February)
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, “Enchantment” (Reflection’s Edge, November)
David Erik “Nelson,Tucker Teaches the Clockies to Copulate” (Paradox, Spring)
Garth Nix, “Infestation” (The Starry Rift)
Paul Park, “The Blood of Peter Francisco” (Sideways in Crime)
Richard Parks, “On the Wheel” (Hub #41)
Norman Partridge, “Apotropaics” (Subterranean, Fall)
Tim Powers, “The Hour of Babel” (Subterranean: Tales of Dark Fantasy)

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