As usual, a very solid mix. In particular, I found Rachel Swirsky’s The lady who plucked red flowers beneath the queen's window to be a fantasy stunner, one of those stories that will remain with me for a long time. Another standout, Geoff Landis’ The sultan of the clouds; Wonderful hard science.
Other exceptional reads: Shweta Narayan’s Pishaach and old and new stuff from the ever entertaining James Tiptree, Jr. and Harlan Ellison. Recommended!