Synopses & Reviews
Since its founding, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
has been acclaimed as one of the pinnacles of the field, the source of fantastic fiction of the highest literary quality. Now the magazine known to its readers as "F&SF" celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with a spectacular anthology of the best recent work from the magazine.
Included are stories from major writers like Bruce Sterling, John Crowley, and Harlan Ellison. Also here are award-winners like Ursula K. Le Guin's Nebula-winning "Solitude," Maureen F. McHugh's Hugo-winning "The Lincoln Train," and Elizabeth Hand's Nebula- and World Fantasy Award-winning "Last Summer at Mars Hill."
The fiftieth anniversary collection for the most distinguished magazine of the science fiction and fantasy world.
Paul Di Filippo
Esther M. Friesner
Ursula K. Le Guin
Maureen F. McHugh
Bruce Holland Rogers
"The SF magazine that has consistently achieved the highest literary standards."--Booklist
"The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction
is some of the best there is."--CNN.COM
About the Author
Edward L. Ferman
was Editor and Publisher of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
from 1966 to 1991, garnering four Hugo Awards for the magazine and three for himself as Best Editor. He has remained the Publisher since then.
Gordon Van Gelder has served as Editor since 1997.
Table of Contents
Last summer at Mars Hill /Elizabeth Hand --Maneki neko /Bruce Sterling --No planets strike /Gene Wolfe --Sins of the mothers /S.N. Dyer --The finger /Ray Vukcevich --Lifeboat on a burning sea /Bruce Holland Rogers --Gone /John Crowley --First Tuesday /Robert Reed --The fool, the stick, and the princess /Rachel Pollack --A birthday /Esther M. Friesner --Sensible city /Harlan Ellison --All the birds of hell /Tanith Lee --We love Lydia Love /Bradley Denton --Paul and me /Michael Blumlein --Plumage from Pegasus: have gun, will edit /Paul Di Filippo --Forget luck /Kate Wilhelm -- Quinn's way /Dale Bailey --Partial people /Terry Bisson --The Lincoln Train /Maureen F. McHugh --Another fine mess /Ray Bradbury --Solitude /Ursula K. Le Guin.