Exclusive Interview: The Best Science Fiction Of The Year, Volume 3 Editor Neil Clarke

I’ve long thought the best way to discover new writers is through anthologies. It is thanks to the poetry collection Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets For The Next Generation, for instance, that I now know about Kate Litterer [Ghostly Boo], Dorothea Lasky [Awe], and Erin Belieu [Slant Six], among others. Which is why I’m excited for the new sci-fi anthology, The Best Science Fiction Of The Year, Volume 3 (paperback, Kindle), which was edited by Clarkesworld and Forever Magazine editor Neil Clarke. In the following email interview, Clarke and I talk about what exactly this anthology includes, how he decides what to include, and why it’s not called The Best Science Fiction Of 2017.