26 new short stories representing the state of the art in international science fiction, selected by Lavie Tidhar.
21 counties: France, China, Singapore, Botswana, Nigeria, India, Japan, Italy, Cuba, Brazil, Trinidad, Spain, Mexico, Finland, Israel, Iceland, Russia, Ghana, South Africa, Sweden and Malaysia.
14 women / 12 men.
'Immersion' by Aliette de Bodard
'Debtless' by Chen Qiufan
'Fandom for Robots' by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
'Virtual Snapshots' by Tlotlo Tsamaase
'What The Dead Man Said' by Chinelo Onwualu
'Delhi' by Vandana Singh
'The Wheel of Samsara' by Han Song
'Xingzhou' by Yi-Sheng Ng
'Prayer' by Taiyo Fujii
'The Green Ship' by Francesco Verso
'Eyes of the Crocodile' by Malena Salazar Maciá
'Bootblack' by Tade Thompson
'The Emptiness in the Heart of all Things' by Fabio Fernandes
'The Sun From Both Sides' by R.S.A. Garcia
'Dump' by Cristina Jurado
'Rue Chair' by Gerardo Horacio Porcayo
'His Master's Voice' by Hannu Rajaniemi
'Benjamin Schneider's Little Greys' by Nir Yaniv
'The Cryptid' by Emil H. Petersen
'The Bank of Burkina Faso' by Ekaterina Sedia
'An Incomplete Guide...' by Kuzhali Manickavel
'The Old Man with The Third Hand' by Kofi Nyameye
'The Green' by Lauren Beukes
'The Last Voyage of Skidbladnir' by Karin Tidbeck
'Prime Meridian' by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
'If At First You Don't Succeed' by Zen Cho
'As eclectic as the Sword in the Stone and as ruthless as A Game of Thrones, this retelling of the whole Arthurian legend stands alongside the very best' Daily Mail.
'A bloody, bravura performance, which Tidhar pulls off with graphic imagery and modern vernacular' Guardian.
'You can always trust Lavie Tidhar to create something brilliant, savage and endlessly entertaining' Starburst.
'By Force Alone eviscerates the complacent posturing of the Arthurian myth, explodes the well-worn conventions of the tale and from the shiny jagged pieces assembles a wholly fresh rollercoaster ride of cheap violence, vicious magic and messy human truth ... You'll never look at a wizard the same way again' Richard Morgan.
'A twisted Arthur retelling mixing the historical and the magical with a very modern eye. Brutal and vicious, funny, Peaky Blinders of the Round Table' Adrian Tchaikovsky.