As was the case with The Other Half of the Sky, a disproportionate number of stories from To Shape the Dark were chosen for Best-of reprint anthologies: two for Gardner Dozois’ Year’s Best SF 34, one of these two also for Allan Kaster’s Year’s Top Hard Sci-Fi Stories — Melissa Scott’s “Firstborn, Lastborn” and Shariann Lewitt’s “Fieldwork”. Nine more (!) appear in the honorable mentions of Year’s Best SF 34. That’s quite a record for an antho of 15 stories—and more such picks may yet come!
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