Synopses & Reviews
Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction
(Winner of the 2002 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. This year's volume includes Ian R. MacLeod, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Maureen F. McHugh, Robert Reed, Paul McAuley, Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Charles Stross, John Kessel, Gregory Benford and many other talented authors of SF, as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.
“Hugo-winner Dozois presents SF that is both provocative and literate in this respected annual anthology…. Exotic settings, memorable characters and challenging themes are par for the course here. Once again Dozois has gathered together a stunning array of the best in shorter SF.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) “Without question, the Dozois SF annuals deserve rosettes…. For all libraries, absolutely.”—Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor twelve times. The editor of Asimov's SF
magazine since 1986, he lives in Philadelphia, Peensylvania.
Table of Contents
Breathmoss /Ian R. MacLeod --TheMost famous little girl in the world /Nancy Kress --ThePassenger /Paul McAuley --ThePolitical officer /Charles Coleman Finlay --Lambing season /Molly Gloss --Coelacanths /Robert Reed --Presence /Maureen F. McHugh --Halo /Charles Stross --In paradise --Bruce Sterling --TheOld cosmonaut and the construction worker dream of Mars /Ian McDonald --Stories for men /John Kessel --To become a warrior /Chris Beckett --TheClear blue seas of Luna /Gregory Benford --V.A.O. /Geoff Ryman --Winters are hard /Steven Popkes --At the money /Richard Wadholm --Agent provocateur /Alexander Irvine --Singleton /Greg Egan --Slow life /Michael Swanwick --AFlock of birds /James Van Pelt --ThePotter of bones /Eleanor Arnason --TheWhisper of disks /John Meaney --TheHotel at Harlan's Landing /Kage Baker --TheMillennium party /Walter Jon Williams --Turquoise days /Alastair Reynolds --Honorable mentions, 2002.