The Long List Anthology is designed to recognize the short works that were nominated for the 2015 Hugo Awards but did not make it into the top five short list for the final ballot. Thus, voted into the Hugo Award’s long list of works—the top fifteen works nominated for each category—were these nine short stories and three novelettes, now made available to a wider audience by award-winning narrators.
The short stories included in this collection are:
- “The Breath of War” by Aliette de Bodard
- “When It Ends, He Catches Her” by Eugie Foster
- “Toad Words” by T. Kingfisher
- “Makeisha in Time” by Rachael K. Jones
- “Covenant” by Elizabeth Bear
- “The Truth about Owls” by Amal El-Mohtar
- “A Kiss with Teeth” by Max Gladstone
- “The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family” by Usman T. Malik
- “This Chance Planet” by Elizabeth Bear
The novelettes in this collection are:
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- We Are the Cloud by Sam J. Miller
- The Magician and Laplace’s Demon by Tom Crosshill
- Spring Festival: Happiness, Anger, Love, Sorrow, Joy by Xia Jia, translated by Ken Liu