The Best Science Fiction of the Year, Volume 6


Visit a future where you can rent out your body, just like an apartment 
 join a robot dog repurposed for mining as it fights to stay alive after being judged as defective 
 follow a woman who must race across the surface of an alien world alone and through deadly flora and fawna to save the life of her mentor 
 discover what happens when an autonomous undersea drone sent to find life on Enceladus begins demonstrating signs of an emerging consciousness 
 find out what happens when you have your boyfriend test out your newest playbot. For decades, science fiction has compelled us to imagine futures both inspiring and cautionary. Whether it’s a warning message from a survey ship, a harrowing journey to a new world, or the adventures of well-meaning AI, science fiction inspires the imagination and delivers a lens through which we can view ourselves and the world around us. With The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Six, award-winning editor Neil Clarke provides a year-in-review and thirty-three of the best stories published by both new and established authors in 2020.