Synopses & Reviews
The best short form science fiction of 2004, selected by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, two of the most respected editors in the field.
The short story is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas in science fiction today. It is where the hot new authors emerge and where the beloved giants of the field continue to publish.
Now, building on the success of the first nine volumes, Eos will once again present a collection of the best stories of the year in mass market. Here, selected and compiled by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, two of the most respected editors in the field, are stories with visions of tomorrow and yesterday, of the strange and the familiar, of the unknown and the unknowable.
With stories from an all-star team of science fiction authors, YEAR'S BEST SF 10 is an indispensable guide for every science fiction fan.
A banner year for speculative fiction has yielded a crop of superb short form SF. Now the very best to appear over the past twelve months has been amassed into one extraordinary volume by acclaimed editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, offering bold visions of days to come that are bright, triumphant, breathtaking, and strikingly unique. Once more, celebrated masters of the field join with exciting new voices to sing of explorations and invasions, grand technological accomplishments, amazing flights into the unknown, horrors and miracles, and the human condition.
Welcome to amazing worlds that could be and, perhaps, sooner than you have ever dared to imagine.
New tales from:
- Gregory Benford
- Terry Bisson
- James Patrick Kelly
- Pamela Sargent
- Jack McDevitt
- Gene Wolfe
- and more
About the Author
David G. Hartwell is a senior editor of Tor/Forge Books. His doctorate is in Comparative Medieval Literature. He is the proprietor of Dragon Press, publisher and bookseller, which publishes The New York Review of Science Fiction
, and the president of David G. Hartwell, Inc. He is the author of Age of Wonders
and the editor of many anthologies, including The Dark Descent
, The World Treasury of Science Fiction
, The Hard SF Renaissance
, The Space Opera Renaissance
, and a number of Christmas anthologies, among others. Recently he co-edited his fifteenth annual paperback volume of Year's Best SF
, and co-edited the ninth Year's Best Fantasy
. John Updike, reviewing The World Treasury of Science Fiction
in The New Yorker
, characterized him as a "loving expert." He is on the board of the IAFA, is co-chairman of the board of the World Fantasy Convention, and an administrator of the Philip K. Dick Award. He has won the Eaton Award, the World Fantasy Award, and has been nominated for the Hugo Award forty times to date, winning as Best Editor in 2006, 2008, and 2009.
Kathryn Cramer is a writer, critic, and anthologist, and was co-editor of the Years Best Fantasy and Years Best SF series. She has co-edited approximately 30 anthologies. She was a founding editor of The New York Review of Science Fiction, and has a large number of Hugo nominations in the Semiprozine category to show for it. She won a World Fantasy Award for her anthology The Architecture of Fear (1987). Her fiction has been published by Asimov's, Nature and in anthologies. Her story “Am I Free to Go?” was recently published on Tor.com. Kathryn holds a B.A. in Mathematics and a masters degree in American Studies, both from Columbia University in New York. For five years, she taught writing at Harvard Summer School. More recently she has been a consultant for Wolfram Research, L. W. Currey, an antiquarian bookseller, and for ASUs Center for Science and the Imagination. She lives in Westport, New York in the Adirondack Park.