Synopses & Reviews
Who knows what awaits us tomorrow?
Much of the most innovative and exhilarating work performed in the boundary-less arena of SF is being done in the short form. This year's magnificent harvest—gathered, as always, by acclaimed award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer—offers glimpses of worlds and tomorrows that would have been inconceivable just a few years ago. Brilliant, bold, unusual, and soaring flights into the hitherto unforeseen yet increasingly possible future, Year's Best SF 15 offers truly breathtaking stories by some of speculative fiction's brightest lights, including:
Stephen Baxter • Nancy Kress • Alastair Reynolds • Geoff Ryman • Bruce Sterling • Peter Watts • Robert Charles Wilson • Gene Wolfe • and others
The best short-form science fiction from 2009, selected by Hartwell and Cramer, is collected in this volume. Authors include Stephen Baxter, Joe Haldeman, Geoff Ryman, and Bruce Sterling. Original.
An annual celebration of the finest short form science fiction of the past year, editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramers Years Best science fiction anthologies are widely acclaimed and eagerly awaited—and Years Best SF 15 lives up magnificently to its name! Featuring thrilling new tales by such speculative fiction luminaries as Stephen Baxter, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Kress, Geoff Ryman, Bruce Sterling, and a host of others, Years Best SF 15 opens the door into a universe of wonders.
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 coeditor of the Year's Best Fantasy and Year's Best SF series. A consulting editor at Tor Books, she won a World Fantasy Award for her anthology The Architecture of Fear.