Hartwell started the series in 1996, and has been co-editing it with Cramer since 2002. It is published by HarperCollins under the Eos imprint.
The creators of the books are not involved with the similarly titled Year's Best Science Fiction series. Currently published Year's Best SF Anthologies. Jonathan Strahan's Years Best science Fiction : 1 (2020) Neil Clarke's Best Science Fiction of the Year: 1 (2016) | 2 (2017) | 3 (2018) | 4 (2019) | 5 (2020) The Year's Best SF 17 is a showcase of the best short form science fiction of 2011, selected by World Fantasy Award winners David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, two of the most respected editors in the field of speculative fiction.