From the inner realms of humanity to the far reaches of space, these are the science fiction and fantasy tales that are shaping the genre and the way we think about the future. Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan continues to shine a light on the very best writing, featuring both established authors and exciting new talents. Within you will find twenty-eight incredible tales, showing the ever growing depth and diversity that science fiction and fantasy continues to enjoy. These are the brightest stars in our firmament, lighting the way to a future filled with astonishing stories about the way we are, and the way we could be. Including stories by K J PARKER, NEIL GAIMAN, YOON HA LEE, JOE ABERCROMBIE, SOFIA SAMATAR, GREG EGAN, E LILY YU, GEOFF RYMAN, M BENNARDO, RAMEZ NAAM, TED CHIANG, PRIYA SHARMA, RICHARD PARKS, LAVIE TIDHAR, THOMAS OLDE HEUVELT, BENJANUN SRIDUANGKAEW, ELEANOR ARNASON, IAN R MACLEOD, AN OWOMOYELA, KARIN TIDBECK, MADELINE ASHBY, CAITLIN R KIERNAN, ROBERT REED, IAN MCDONALD, VAL NOLAN, M JOHN HARRISON, JAMES PATRICK KELLY, CHARLIE JANE ANDERS.