The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-First Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429903848

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312288792

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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The twenty-first century has so far proven to be exciting and wondrous and filled with challenges we had never dreamed. New possibilities previously unimagined appear almost daily . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore those possibilities with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such compelling stories as: "On K2 with Kanakaredes" by Dan Simmons. A relentlessly paced and absorbing tale set in the near future about three mountain climbers who must scale the face of K2 with some very odd company. "The Human Front" by Ken MacLeod. In this compassionate coming-of-age tale the details of life are just a bit off from things as we know them-and nothing is as it appears to be. "Glacial" by Alastair Reynolds. A fascinating discovery on a distant planet leads to mass death and a wrenching mystery as spellbinding as anything in recent short fiction. The twenty-six stories in this collection imaginatively takes us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Eleanor Arnason Chris Beckett Michael Blumlein Michael Cassutt Brenda W. Clough Paul Di Filippo Andy Duncan Carolyn Ives Gilman Jim Grimsley Simon Ings James Patrick Kelly Leigh Kennedy Nancy Kress Ian R. MacLeod Ken MacLeod Paul J. McAuley Maureen F. McHugh Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Geoff Ryman William Sanders Dan Simmons Allen M. Steele Charles Stross Michael Swanwick Howard Waldrop Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429993456

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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In the heart of the new millennium, worlds beyond our imagination have opened up, blurring the line between life and art. Embracing the challenges and possibilities of cyberspace, genetics, the universe, and beyond, the world of science fiction has become a porthole into the realities of tomorrow. In The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-third Annual Collection, our very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world with such compelling stories as: "Beyond the Aquila Rift": Critically acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds takes readers to the edge of the universe, where no voyager has dared to travel before---or so we think. "Comber": Our world is an ever-changing one, and award-winning author Gene Wolfe explores the darker side of our planet's fluidity in his own beautiful and inimitable style. "Audubon in Atlantis": In a world not quite like our own, bestselling author Harry Turtledove shows us that there are reasons some species have become extinct. The twenty-nine stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including:Neal Asher, Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Chris Beckett, Dominic Green, Daryl Gregory, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, James Patrick Kelley, Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, Ken MacLeod, Ian McDonald, Vonda N. McIntyre, David Moles, Derryl Murphy, Steven Popkes, Hannu Rajaniemi, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Reed, Chris Roberson, Mary Rosenblum, William Sanders, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, Harry Turtledove, Peter Watts, Liz Williams, and Gene Wolfe. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book both a valuable resource and the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466865296

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142990383X

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429903864

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2004 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 146680730X

Category: Fiction

Page: 570

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This collection launched the popular and long-running "The Year's Best Science Fiction" series: Fantastic Science Fiction! The Year's Best -- And Biggest Collection Here's the cream of the crop: short stories, novelettes, novellas by science fiction writers already famous and awarded for their high-quality work in science fiction. Writers like: Poul Anderson Joe Haldeman Tanith Lee George R.R. Martin Robert Silverberg James Tiptree, Jr. Vernor Vinge Gene Wolfe Plus writers who are newer to the field, but just as excellent! These are the stories that will vie for the Hugo and Nebula Awards this year. And we've got them all! Not ten. Not twenty. 25 GREAT SF TALES. Each one is chosen by renowned SF writer and editor Gardner R. Dozois. Among them are "Black Air" by Kim Stanley Robinson, "Blood Music" and "Hardfought" by Greg Bear, "Blind Shemmy" by Jack Dann, "Cicada Queen" by Bruce Sterling and "Slow Birds" by Ian Watson.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429983716

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection of short stories brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Ian McDonald, Stephen Baxter, Michael Swanwick, Paolo Bacigalupi, Kage Baker, Walter Jon Williams, Alastair Reynolds, and Charles Stross. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. "This venerable annual’s twenty-fifth edition represents a milestone for editor Dozois. He has kept faith with the series for a quarter-century without ever shortchanging, or even showing any signs of shortchanging, readers on either quality or abundance of selections."--Booklist

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250028043

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Seventh Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429905695

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 7531

The thirty-two stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: John Barnes, Elizabeth Bear, Damien Broderick, Karl Bunker, Paul Cornell, Albert E. Cowdrey, Ian Creasey, Steven Gould, Dominic Green, Nicola Griffith, Alexander Irvine, John Kessel, Ted Kosmatka, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Rand B. Lee, Paul McAuley, Ian McDonald, Maureen F. McHugh, Sarah Monette, Michael Poore, Robert Reed, Adam Roberts, Chris Roberson, Mary Rosenblum, Geoff Ryman, Vandana Singh, Bruce Sterling, Lavie Tidhar, James Van Pelt, Jo Walton, Peter Watts, Robert Charles Wilson, and John C. Wright. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book both a valuable resource and the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination, and the heart.

Science Fiction Hall of Fame 2

Die besten Storys 1948-1963

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Author: Robert Silverberg

Publisher: Golkonda Verlag

ISBN: 394472058X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Zum ersten Mal vollständig auf Deutsch: die legendäre Anthologie ›Science Fiction Hall of Fame‹ mit sechsundzwanzig klassischen Erzählungen aus den Jahren 1934 bis 1963. Die besten SF-Storys aller Zeiten, ausgewählt von den Mitgliedern der Science Fiction Writers of America! Die zweite Hälfte dieser legendären Anthologie umfasst die besten SF-Erzählungen aus den Jahren 1950 bis 1963. Dabei reicht das Spektrum von Highlights der Weltraum-SF (Cordwainer Smith, Ray Bradbury) bis zum Aufbruch des Genres in die Gefilde der modernen Literatur (Daniel Keyes, Roger Zelazny). Jede einzelne dieser Geschichten ist ein Juwel, das bis heute nichts von seinem Glanz verloren hat. Die beiden Bände ›Science Fiction Hall of Fame‹ sind einerseits die ideale Einstiegslektüre für alle, die einen Zugang zur Science Fiction suchen, ohne sich gleich eine ganze Bibliothek zulegen zu wollen. Für Freunde und Kenner der SF erfüllen sie andererseits einen lang gehegten Wunsch: Endlich liegen die grundlegenden Meisterwerke des Genres in neuen und überarbeiteten Übersetzungen gesammelt vor. Diese Erzählungen haben Geschichte geschrieben; diese beiden Bücher machen Geschichte greifbar. In ihrer spannendsten Form ...

Blutmusik

Roman - Mit einem Vorwort von Charles Stross

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Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641077141

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Was wäre, wenn intelligente Einzeller existierten? Vergil Ulam, ein einsamer, kauziger Wissenschaftler, steht kurz davor, das herauszufinden, als er seinen Job und damit auch sein Labor verliert. Nachdem er die Schwelle ethischer und legaler Methoden ohnehin längst überschritten hat, injiziert er sich seine „Forschungsergebnisse“ – und löst damit Veränderungen auf der ganzen Welt aus, denn die winzigen Lebewesen denken nicht daran, sich nur auf Ulams Körper zu beschränken.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429983068

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection of short stories brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Carrie Vaughn, Ian R. MacLeod and Cory Doctorow. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429916158

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 9701

The twenty-eight stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: * Cory Doctorow * Robert Charles Wilson * Michael Swanwick * Ian McDonald * Benjamin Rosenbaum * Kage Baker * Bruce McAllister * Alastair Reynolds * Jay Lake * Ruth Nestvold * Gregory Benford * Justin Stanchfield * Walter Jon Williams * Greg Van Eekhout * Robert Reed * David D. Levine * Paul J. McAuley * Mary Rosenblum * Daryl Gregory * Jack Skillingstead * Paolo Bacigalupi * Greg Egan * Elizabeth Bear * Sarah Monette * Ken MacLeod * Stephen Baxter * Carolyn Ives Gilman * John Barnes * A.M. Dellamonica Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 0312703724

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429985376

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 1024

The thirty stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Aliete de Bodard, James L. Cambias, Greg Egan, Charles Coleman Finlay, James Alan Gardner, Dominic Green, Daryl Gregory, Gwyneth Jones, Ted Kosmatka, Mary Robinette Kowal, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Paul McAuley, Ian McDonald, Maureen McHugh, Sarah Monette, Garth Nix, Hannu Rajaniemi, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Mary Rosenblum, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Geoff Ryman, Karl Schroeder, Gord Sellar, and Michael Swanwick. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book both a valuable resource and the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination, and the heart.

Der Spieler

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Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Golkonda Verlag

ISBN: 394239636X

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Ein religiöser Führer existiert nur noch als digitale Kopie, ein Flüchtling kämpft ums Überleben, und ein Journalist wird mit einem völlig neuen Paradigma der Berichterstattung konfrontiert ... In einer global vernetzten Welt sind die Folgen politischer Entscheidungen, ob sie nun in New York oder Bangkok gefällt werden, in allen Gesellschaftsschichten spürbar. Überkommene Traditionen werden infrage gestellt, Lebens- und Arbeitsverhältnisse neu definiert. Auch wenn wir uns darüber nicht immer im Klaren sind die Zukunft hat uns längst eingeholt. Und Paolo Bacigalupi erzählt aus dieser Welt von Morgen. - "Die Tasche voller Dharma" ("Pocketful of Dharma" / Fantasy & SF, Februar 1999) - "Das Flötenmädchen" ("The Fluted Girl" / Fantasy & SF, Juni 2003) - "Der Pascho" ("The Pasho" / Asimov's, September 2004) - "Der Kalorienmann" ("The Calorie Man" / Fantasy & SF, Oktober/November 2005) - "Yellow Cards" ("Yellow Card Man" / Asimov's, Dezember 2006) - "Der Spieler" ("The Gambler" / Fast Forward 2, 2008) Die Novelle "Yellow Cards" wurde für den "Nebula Award" nominiert, die Novelle "Der Kalorienmann" mit dem "Sturgeon Award" ausgezeichnet beide spielen vor demselben Hintergrund wie Bacigalupis Roman Biokrieg. Die Erzählung "Der Spieler" wurde für den "Hugo Award" und den "Nebula Award" nominiert, und der Sammelband Pump Six and Other Stories, dem die meisten der vorliegenden Texte entnommen sind, wurde mit dem "Locus Award" ausgezeichnet.

The Best of the Best

20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429903856

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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For years, The Year's Best Science Fiction has been the most widely read short science fiction anthology of its kind. Now, after twenty-one annual collections, comes the ultimate in science fiction anthologies, The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction, in which legendary editor Gardner Dozois selects the very best short stories for this landmark collection. Some notable stories include: "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Le Guin. Coming of age is a difficult passage for any adolescent, but couple that with the potential to be either sex and you've got a dilemma of seismic proportion. Bringing readers back to the world of her classic and best known novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, Le Guin creates a compelling and evocative story of transition. "The Winter Market" by William Gibson. Called the SF Timothy Leary of our times, Gibson returns to the subject that made him a cultural icon, cyberpunk. People who know what they want are often lauded and honored in this society. But when those people start using others to get it, beware! "Trinity" by Nancy Kress. People have searched for God since the dawn of time, but not until the new millennium did they think to find this celestial being through technology. Since soon after the series began, Kress has been an annual and esteemed contributor to The Year's Best Science Fiction. Contributors include: * Stephen Baxter * Greg Bear * William Bigson * Terry Bisson * Pat Cadigan * Ted Chiang * John Crowley * Tony Daniel * Greg Egan * Molly Gloss * Eileen Gunn * Joe Haldeman * James Patrick Kelly * John Kessel * Nancy Kress * Ursula K. Le Guin * Ian R. MacLeod * David Marusek * Paul McAuley * Ian McDonald * Maureen F. McHugh * Robert Reed * Mike Resnick * Geoff Ryman * William Sander * Lucius Shepard * Robert Silverberg * Brian Stableford * Bruce Sterling * Charles Stross * Michael Swanwick * Steven Utley * Howard Waldrop * Walter Jon Williams * Connie Willis * Gene Wolfe With work spanning two decades, The Best of the Best stands as one of the ultimate science fiction anthologies ever published.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466829486

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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In The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois produces another volume in the series that Locus calls 'the field's real anthology-of-record.' With a unique combination of foresight and perspective, Dozois continues to collect outstanding work by newcomers and established authors alike, reflecting the present state of the genre while suggesting its future directions. With the editor's annual summary of the year in the field, and his appendix of recommended reading, this book is indispensable for anyone interested in contemporary science fiction.