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The Best of the Best, Volume 2: 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels / Edition 1

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by Gardner Dozois
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312363427

ISBN-13: 9780312363420

Pub. Date: 02/06/2007

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

For more than twenty years The Year's Best Science Fiction has been recognized as the best collection of short science fiction writing in the universe and an essential resource for every science fiction fan. In 2005 the original Best of the Best collected the finest short stories from that series and became a benchmark in the SF field. Now, for the

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For more than twenty years The Year's Best Science Fiction has been recognized as the best collection of short science fiction writing in the universe and an essential resource for every science fiction fan. In 2005 the original Best of the Best collected the finest short stories from that series and became a benchmark in the SF field. Now, for the first time ever, Hugo Award-winning editor Gardner Dozios sifts through hundreds of stories and dozens of authors who have gone on to become some of the most esteemed practitioners of the form, to bring readers the ultimate anthology of short science fiction novels from his legendary series.
Included are such notable short novels as:

Sailing to Byzantium by Robert Silverberg
In the fiftieth century, people of Earth are able to create entire cities on a whim, including those of mythology and legend. When twentieth-century traveler Charles Philip accidentally lands in this aberrant time period, he is simultaneously obsessed with discovering more about this alluring world and getting back home. But in a world made entirely of man's creation, things are not always as they seem on the surface.

Forgiveness Day by Ursula K. Le Guin
Le Guin returns to her Hainish-settled interstellar community, the Edumen, to tell the tale of two star-crossed lovers who are literally worlds apart in this story of politics, violence, religion, and cultural disparity.

Turquoise Days by Alastair Reynolds
On a sea-wold planet covered with idyllic tropical oceans, peace seems pervasive. Beneath the placid water lurks an ominous force that has the potential to destroy all tranquility.

Contributors include: Greg Egan; Joe Haldeman; James Patrick Kelly; Nancy Kress; Ursula K. Le Guin; Ian R. MacLeod; Ian McDonald; Maureen F. McHugh; Frederick Pohl; Alastair Reynolds; Robert Silverberg; Michael Swanwick; Walter Jon Williams

With work spanning two decades, The Best of the Best, Volume 2 stands as the ultimate anthology of short science fiction novels ever published in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312363420
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/06/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.32(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

PREFACE,
SAILING TO BYZANTIUM • by Robert Silverberg,
SURFACING • by Walter Jon Williams,
THE HEMINGWAY HOAX • by Joe Haldeman,
MR. BOY • by James Patrick Kelly,
BEGGARS IN SPAIN • by Nancy Kress,
GRIFFIN'S EGG • by Michael Swanwick,
OUTNUMBERING THE DEAD • by Frederik Pohl,
FORGIVENESS DAY • by Ursula K. Le Guin,
THE COST TO BE WISE • by Maureen F. McHugh,
OCEANIC • by Greg Egan,
TENDELÉO'S STORY • by Ian McDonald,
NEW LIGHT ON THE DRAKE EQUATION • by Ian R.,
MacLeod,
TURQUOISE DAYS • by Alastair Reynolds,

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