The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. This special edition contains selections from the following 2015 editions:The Best American Essays edited by Ariel LevyThe Best American Mystery Stories edited by James PattersonThe Best American Science and Nature Writing edited by Rebecca SklootThe Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Joe HillThe Best American Short Stories edited by T.C. BoyleThe Best American Travel Writing edited by Andrew McCarthyThe Best American Sports Writing edited by Wright Thompson Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. The special guest editor then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected and most popular of its kind.