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This award-winning collection continues to provide dozens of the best stories of the year, including works by renowned veterans and exciting newcomers, such as Terry Bisson, Greg Egan, Ursula K. Le Guin and Nancy Kress. Rounded out with a long list of honorable mentions, this remains the one book for every sci-fi reader.
"Capacious, conscientious, and cogent, the annual volume is eagerly awaited." —Washington Post Book World
"Provides something for every taste...An absolute must." —Booklist
"Dozois's lengthy and personally punctuated Summation of the Year is the rich icing on the fat cake." —Tangent
"For anyone who stopped reading sci-fi years ago because it seemed intelligent fare had been swept aside by novelizations and jokey kid stuff, this anthology is an eye-opener.' —Dallas Morning News
|The Island of the Immortals||118|
|Sea Change, with Monsters||126|
|Divided By Infinity||161|
|The Days of Solomon Gursky||191|
|The Cuckoo's Boys||234|
|The Halfway House at the Heart of Darkness||277|
|The Very Pulse of the Machine||289|
|Story of Your Life||304|
|This Side of Independence||393|
|Down in the Dark||476|
|Free in Asveroth||510|
|The Dancing Floor||524|
|The Summer Isles||544|
|Honorable Mentions: 1998||603|
Posted February 7, 2000
Most of these stories are very enjoyable, escapist reading. I am looking forward to the 16th edition. The Science Fiction equivalent of Elery Queen Mystery Magazine, only stories with more depth.
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Posted March 28, 2000
If you think Star Trek is for children, and you know that sci fi is about possibilities and not just fact, and you know that sci fi stories have just as much to do with people and plot as they do with science, then this book is for you. I read Asimov's SFM regularly, and many of those same stories appear yearly in this book. I'm always satisfied to see such fresh writing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.