The Year's Best Military SF and Space Opera (Baen #1) (Paperback)

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The Year's Best of Military SF and Space Opera Stories. Book One of a new Series featuring the best stories of the year from the top magazine and online venues with a military and adventure science fiction theme. PLUS: Interactive Reader Voting for Best Story in Collection Award presented at DragonCon in Summer 2015.

With an introduction by best-selling military science fiction author David Drake and selected by editor David Afsharirad from the top short story markets in the field, here are the most thrilling, pulse-pounding, and thought-provoking stories of the past year. Stories of future military men and women, space opera on a grand scale, and edge-of-your-seat adventure tales in the pulp tradition, from giants of the genre to brilliant up-and-comers.

Plus, you be the judge INTERACTIVE READER VOTING. One story from this collection will be chosen via proctored on-line voting as Year's Best Military SF and Space Opera, with the award to be presented at DragonCon in September 2015. For more information, go to

About The Year's Best Military SF and Space Opera:
"This intriguing anthology explores the human race's violent potential but] also bends toward exploration and the triumph of the human spirit, with brave tales that] take the reader on a fascinating, thought-provoking, enjoyable journey . . . "--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

" A] nice eclectic mix of magazines--hardcopy and digital--and original anthologies. Afsharirad seems to have cast his nets admirably wide. . . . The variety of styles and topics and themes, and the high level of craft in this assemblage, prove that this subgenre is flourishing. . . . The collection] should be welcome by raw recruits and veterans alike."--Locus


Brad R. Torgersen
Michael Z. Williamson
Charlie Jane Anders
Linda Nagata
Seth Dickinson
William Ledbetter
Eric Leif Davin
David D. Levine
Stephen Gaskell
Michael Barretta
Derek Kunsken
Holly Black
Robert R. Chase
Matthew Johnson.

About the Author

Editor David Afsharirad lives in Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas and North Carolina State University, where he earned an MFA in creative writing. A life-long reader and writer of short fiction, his stories have appeared in various magazines and journals. He is also an editor of the online lit magazine PINBALL.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781476780580
ISBN-10: 1476780587
Publisher: Baen
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2015
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Baen