best sf/f of the year
That whole year, and to a lesser extent the year after, bodies were washed up all along that part of the coast, some whole, some in pieces … In the south of Autotelia, especially, it was a bad year for bodies; but the body of the vanished brother didn’t show up among them. Passive and silent, full of some incommunicable anger, the sister attempted suicide, spent time in institutions; then, her work suddenly becoming popular, left the country for a new life on our side of things.
Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year is a different kettle of fish to the SALT Best British Short Stories (see yesterday’s post), with equally powerful work by–among many others–Madeline Ashby, Caitlin Kiernan, Ian MacDonald & Adam Roberts. “Cave & Julia” is my contribution. If you haven’t read the story yet, or you’d just like a print copy, this is the place to go.
‘M. John Harrison — one of Britain’s premier writers of any sort — is represented by the haunting and beautiful “Cave and Julia.”‘ –Chicago Tribune.
I think you are not in the U.S. edition, unfortunately.
Yes. Oh. The Single might well be why it’s not available for inclusion in that edition. Given druthers, I’d prefer the Single.
Hi anzanhoshin. Solaris assure me, “It’s very definitely in the UK and the US has the exact same internals.” & Jonathan Strahan, having checked both editions, says the same. Perhaps you clicked through to the Rich Horton year’s best by accident?
I don’t think it was ever up for inclusion in the Rich Horton antho.
But anyway, to be absolutely clear, so that people reading this don’t pass the story by, “Cave & Julia” does feature in the US edition of Jonathan Strahan’s “The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year, Volume Eight.”
Yep, I have the US edition and it has “Cave & Julia” (which I liked a lot).
That’s good news. I had said “I think” because I was unsure and then that seemed confirmed. My apologies for any misinformation.