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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 4 (Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year)

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Publisher Comments:

The depth and breadth of what science fiction and fantasy fiction is changes with every passing year. The two dozen stories chosen for this book by award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan carefully maps this evolution, giving readers a captivating and always-entertaining look at the very best the genre has to offer.

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"Strahan's introduction calls 2008 'a good but not exceptional year for short fiction,' and in accurate reflection, all 29 stories collected here are good, but few are great. The standouts are memorable in a variety of ways: for sheer power of narrative voice, Pat Cadigan's 'Truth and Bone'; for human connections to inscrutable aliens, Damien Broderick's 'This Wind Blowing, and This Tide'; for humor amid life-and-death peril, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear's 'Mongoose.' Hard SF fans should seek out the imperiled far future Earth of Stephen Baxter's 'Formidable Caress,' while a sense of wonder and menace permeates Peter Watts's 'The Island.' A few stories don't feel as strong as they might have been, but there are no real wrong turns." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597801713
Author:
Strahan, Jonathan
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - Anthologies
Subject:
Fantasy - Anthologies
Subject:
Fantasy - Short Stories
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Anthologies
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
500
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.5 in

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Product details 500 pages Night Shade Books - English 9781597801713 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Strahan's introduction calls 2008 'a good but not exceptional year for short fiction,' and in accurate reflection, all 29 stories collected here are good, but few are great. The standouts are memorable in a variety of ways: for sheer power of narrative voice, Pat Cadigan's 'Truth and Bone'; for human connections to inscrutable aliens, Damien Broderick's 'This Wind Blowing, and This Tide'; for humor amid life-and-death peril, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear's 'Mongoose.' Hard SF fans should seek out the imperiled far future Earth of Stephen Baxter's 'Formidable Caress,' while a sense of wonder and menace permeates Peter Watts's 'The Island.' A few stories don't feel as strong as they might have been, but there are no real wrong turns." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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