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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection (Year's Best Science Fiction)

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Publisher Comments:

In science fiction's early days, stories often looked past 1984 to the year 2000 as the far unknowable future. Here now, on the brink of the twenty-first century, the future remains as distant and as unknowable as ever . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore it with delightful results:

Collected in this anthology are such imaginative gems as:

"The Wedding Album" by David Marusek. In a high-tech future, the line between reality and simulation has grown thin . . . and it's often hard to tell who's on what side.

"Everywhere" by Geoff Ryman. Do the people who live in utopian conditions ever recognize them as such?

"Hatching the Phoenix" by Frederik Pohl. One of science fiction's Grand Masters returns with a star-crossing tale of the Heechee---the enigmatic, vanished aliens whose discarded technology guides mankind through the future.

"A Hero of the Empire" by Robert Silverberg. Showing that the past is as much a province of the imagination as the future, this novelette returns to an alternate history when the Roman Empire never fell to show us just how the course of history can be altered.

The twenty-seven stories in this collection imaginatively take us to nearby planets and distant futures, into the past and into universes no larger than a grain of sand. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents.

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.

About the Author

Gardner Dozois has been working in the science fiction field for more than thirty years. Since 1985, he has been the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, during which time he has received the Hugo Award for Best Editor eleven times. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Summation: 1999,

The Wedding Album, David Marusek

1016 To One, James Patrick Kelly

Winemaster, Robert Reed

Galactic North, Alastair Reynolds

Dapple: A Hwarhath Historical Romanceeleanor Arnason

People Came From Earth, Stephen Baxter

Green Tea, Richard Wadholm

The Dragon Of Pripyat, Karl Schroeder

Written In Blood, Chris Lawson

Hatching The Phoenix, Frederik Pohl

Suicide Coast, M. John Harrison

Hunting Mother, Sage Walker

Mount Olympus, Ben Bova

Border Guards, Greg Egan

Scherzo With Tyrannosaur, Michael Swanwick

A Hero Of The Empire, Robert Silverberg

How We Lost The Moon,

A True Story By Frank W Allenpaul J. Mcauley

Phallicide, Charles Sheffield

Daddy's World, Walter Jon Williams

A Martian Romance, Kim Stanley Robinson

The Sky-Green Blues, Tanith Lee

Exchange Rate, Hal Clement

Everywhere, Geoff Ryman

Hothouse Flowers, Mike Resnick

Evermore, Sean Williams

Of Scorned Women And Causal Loopsrobert Grossbach

Son Observe The Time, Kage Baker

Honorable Mentions: 1999,

Product Details

Dozois, Gardner R.
St. Martin's Griffin
Dozois, Gardner R.
Dozois, Gardner
Dozois, Gardner
Science fiction
Science Fiction - Anthologies
Science fiction, american
Science / General
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Science Fiction - General
Science Fiction/Collections & Anthologies
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Edition Description:
Year's Best Science Fiction (Paperback)
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Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
9.22 x 6.36 x 1.705 in

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