Revealing the Cover and Table of Contents for The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Volume 2, Edited by Jonathan Strahan

We’re excited to share the cover and the full table of contents for The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Volume 2, an anthology of the best short science fiction and speculative fiction of 2020, compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. Look for it September 14th from Saga Press.

The definitive guide and a must-have collection of the best short science fiction and speculative fiction of 2020, showcasing brilliant talent and examining the cultural moment we live in, compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan.

With short works from some of the most lauded science fiction authors, as well as rising stars, this collection displays the top talent and the cutting-edge cultural moments that affect our lives, dreams, and stories.

The list of authors is truly star-studded, including the incredible talents of Nadia Afifi, Charlie Jane Anders, Max Barry, Pat Cadigan, Rebecca Campbell, Gene Doucette, Andy Dudak, Meg Elison, Timons Esaias, Sarah

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Science fiction, satire and bromance in one rollicking novel

Two backwoods Maine boys, “part angel, part impossible,” get the fright of their lives one hot midnight, skinny-dipping in the local pond. Caught in an intense “umbrella of light,” they are paralyzed temporarily. One of them, the book’s narrator, intuits a message: Wait for instructions.

Thus Robert Klose launches into his tale, part science fiction, part political satire, part bromance between two emotionally arrested young men, with a topsy-turvy take on the debate between evolution and intelligent design, thrown in to boot. It turns out that life on Earth was created by intelligent designers, to wit, aliens called the Spong. Humans were an accident, the mistake that ruined the project.

The narrator, Nestor, grows up, graduates from the local college, and ends up with a doctorate in philosophy. Poye, his high school friend, goes to Yale, where he is inspired by his professor to dedicate his life to teaching biology,

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