Best of World SF


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The Best of World SF: Volume 2 edited by Lavie Tidhar

Hardcover – Head of Zeus – Nov 2022 – 649 pages

Twenty-nine new short stories representing the state of the art in international science fiction. The second annual instalment to The Best of World SF Volume 1, this collection of twenty-nine stories, including eight original and exclusive additions, represents the state of the art in international science fiction.

Navigating around the globe, The Best of World SF Volume 2 features writers from:

  • Bahrain,
  • Bangladesh,
  • Barbados,
  • Bolivia,
  • Brazil,
  • China,
  • Czech Republic,
  • Greece,
  • Grenada,
  • India,
  • Iraq,
  • Italy,
  • Jamaica,
  • Japan,
  • Korea,
  • Malaysia,
  • Mexico,
  • Nigeria,
  • Pakistan,
  • The Philippines,
  • Poland,
  • Russia,
  • Singapore,
  • Uganda
  • and Zimbabwe.


Each story has been selected by World SF expert and award-winning author Lavie Tidhar. Taking us into space – Mars at first, then the stars – and then back to a strange, transformed Earth via AI, gods, aliens and the undead, the collection traces the ever-changing meaning of the genre from some of the most exciting voices writing today.

This is not a retrospective of what science fiction around the world used to look like. This is a snapshot of what some of it looks like now. And it’s never been more exciting.


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