Synopses & Reviews
The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers, including:
William Barton * Rob Chilson * Tony Daniel * Cory Doctorow * Jim Grimsley * Gwyneth Jones * Chris Lawson * Ian McDonald * Robert Reed * William Browning Spencer * Allen Steele * Michael Swanwick * Howard Waldrop * Cherry Wilder * Liz Williams
A useful list of honorable mentions and Dozois's insightful summation of the year in sf round out this anthology, making it indispensable for anyone interested in SF today.
"Anyone interested in contemporary short sf should own this volume"
---Washington Post Book World
"All of the stories in the collection are thought-provoking and well-written, succeeding on their own as stories quite apart from the genre label."
---Arizona Daily Star
"This anthology represents contemporary SF at its very best. . . . There's little doubt that Dozois is to the 1980s and 1990s what John W. Campbell Jr., was to the 1940s and 1950s---the finest editor in the world of short SF."
"For anyone interested in sf short stories, this is the best---indeed, the only---place to start."
About the Author
is the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction
magazine and of many anthologies. Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Editor ten times, he lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.