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The Long List Anthology Volume 4 - The Long List Anthology #4 - cover

The Long List Anthology Volume 4 - The Long List Anthology #4

Jess Barber, Mary Robinette Kowal, Max Gladstone, Charlie Jane Anders, Kelly Robson, Ursula Vernon, Nick Wolven, Sara Saab, JY Yang, Naomi Kritzer, Tobias S. Buckell, Jamie Wahls, Alex Acks, Sarah Gailey

Publisher: Diabolical Plots, LLC

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Summary

This is the fourth annual edition of the Long List Anthology. Every year, supporting members of WorldCon nominate their favorite stories first published during the previous year to determine the top five in each category for the final Hugo Award ballot. This is an anthology collecting more of the stories from that nomination list to get them to more readers. 
The Long List Anthology Volume 4 collects 15 science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories from that nomination list, totaling over 300 pages of fiction by writers from all corners of the world. From utopian science fiction to dystopian horror, from a society based entirely on personal upvotes/downvotes to one where one's status is defined by enchanted gloves, from a kickass blockade-running spaceship pilot to an artist who can twist the world with his perspective.  There is a wide variety of styles and types of stories here, and something for everyone.   
The stories included are: 
"Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance" by Tobias S. Buckell 
"Waiting Out the End of the World at Patty's Place Cafe" by Naomi Kritzer 
"Don't Press Charges and I Won't Sue" by Charlie Jane Anders 
"Confessions of a Con Girl" by Nick Wolven 
"Utopia, LOL?" by Jamie Wahls 
"The Scholast in the Low Waters Kingdom" by Max Gladstone 
"Paradox" by Naomi Kritzer 
"Angel of the Blockade" by Alex Acks 
"The Fisher of Bones" by Sarah Gailey 
"Crispin's Model" by Max Gladstone 
"The Dark Birds" by Ursula Vernon 
"Waiting On a Bright Moon" by JY Yang 
"Pan-Humanism: Hope and Pragmatics" by Jess Barber and Sara Saab 
"A Human Stain" by Kelly Robson 
"The Worshipful Society of Glovers" by Mary Robinette Kowal

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