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The Year's Best Science Fiction (Year's Best Science Fiction)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"The latest in Dozois's definitive, must-read short story anthology series takes the pulse of science fiction today, revealing it to be a genre of breathtaking scope and imagination. Classic SF situations take on a new twist: observation/first-contact stories 'The Ocean of the Blind' by James L. Cambias and standout 'The Clapping Hands of God' by Michael F. Flynn follow humans as they disastrously make contact with alien species that they cannot comprehend; in Stephen Baxter's generation-starship story, 'Mayflower II,' someone has to stay awake to tend the humans throughout the millennia of travel; and in the postapocalyptic world of Brendan Dubois's 'Falling Star' we mourn the loss of our civilization. Several stories first appeared online, including Christopher Rowe's Hugo nominee, 'The Voluntary State,' which outrageously plays with Tennessee icons, and Vernor Vinge's 'Synthetic Serendipity,' about boys' virtual reality games. A comprehensive summation of the field and a list of honorable mentions make this book indispensable as a reference volume. The range of stories and styles means there's something here for everyone. Agent, Vaughne Lee Hansen at the Virginia Kidd Agency. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

With contributions from masters of the form and the brightest stars of the future, this annually anticipated anthology of sci fi stories features a recommended reading guide and a summation of the year's best offerings.

About the Author

Gardner Dozois has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor twelve times. The editor of Asimov's SF magazine since 1986, he lives in Philadelphia, Pensylvania.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Summation: 2004

Pat Murphy, Inappropriate Behavior

Benjamin Rosenbaum, Start the Clock

David Moles, The Third Party

Christopher Rowe, The Voluntary State

Nancy Kress, Shiva in Shadow

Paolo Bacigalupi, The People of Sand and Slag

Michael F. Flynn, The Clapping Hands of God

M. John Harrison, Tourism

Terry Bisson, Scout's Honor

James Patrick Kelly, Men are Trouble

Kage Baker, Mother Aegypt

Vernor Vinge, Synthetic Serendipity

Mary Rosenblum, Skin Deep

Vandana Singh, Delhi

Albert E. Cowdrey, The Tribes of Bela

William Sanders, Sitka

Daniel Abraham, Leviathan Wept

Colin P. Davies, The Defenders

Stephen Baxter, Mayflower II

Caitlin R. Kiernan, Riding the White Bull

Brendan DuBois, Falling Star

Robert Reed, The Dragons of Summer Gulch

James L. Cambias, The Ocean of the Blind

Eleanor Arnason, The Garden: A Hwarhath Science Fiction Romance

Peter F. Hamilton, Footvote

Paul Di Filippo, Sisyphus and the Stranger

Paul Melko, Ten Sigmas

Walter Jon Williams, Investments

Honorable Mentions: 2004

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312336608
Editor:
Dozois, Gardner R.
Publisher:
Griffin
Editor:
Dozois, Gardner
Author:
Dozois, Gardner
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - Anthologies
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Anthologies
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Subject:
Science Fiction/Collections & Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
22
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Year's Best Science Fiction
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.55 in 1.67 lb

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"Synopsis" by , With contributions from masters of the form and the brightest stars of the future, this annually anticipated anthology of sci fi stories features a recommended reading guide and a summation of the year's best offerings.
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