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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 2
     

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 2

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by Jonathan Strahan (Editor)
 

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The depth and breadth of what science fiction and fantasy fiction is changes with every passing year. The two dozen stories chosen for this book by award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan carefully maps this evolution, giving readers a captivating and always-entertaining look at the very best the genre has to offer.

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The depth and breadth of what science fiction and fantasy fiction is changes with every passing year. The two dozen stories chosen for this book by award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan carefully maps this evolution, giving readers a captivating and always-entertaining look at the very best the genre has to offer.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597801249
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Series:
Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Series
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
589,809
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.75(d)

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Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 2 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Queengeek More than 1 year ago
As good as a novel can be, both science fiction and fantasy live and breathe in the short forms. Limiting oneself to reading only novels will rob yourself of the fiction of writers like Michael Swanwick and Ted Chiang, who write short fiction almost exclusively. And this book would be well worth its' cover price for the first story in it, Chiang's THE MERCHANT AND THE ALCHEMIST'S GATE, a wonderful blend of both SF and fantasy, which has more imagination and creativity in its few pages than most SF writers manage to pack into their fat, multi-volume series. But there is a LOT more in this book that is well worth your attention. Charles Stross, Bruce Sterling, Stephen Baxter and (for my money, one of the best SF writers in the world), Nancy Kress are all in this book, turning in spectacular stories that you'd miss if you're obsessed with the longer formats. By all means, pick up this book, and the other volumes in this series. You will NOT be even slightly disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
Impressive and, honestly, intimidating this tome of stellar science fiction and fantasy features masters of the genres at their best in twenty four dazzling tales of other worlds. If readers want some of the most impressive recently published tales of the SF/F genres without having to hunt them down through the multitude of anthologies and magazines printed this year this is an excellent buy.

A story by story review (too long for this site) is available on my review site, micheleleesbookloveDOTwordpressDOTcom