The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection

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by Gardner Dozois
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1250003555

ISBN-13: 2901250003552

Pub. Date: 07/03/2012

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection the very best

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In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together short stories from award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

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ISBN-13:
2901250003552
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Series:
Year's Best Science Fiction Series, #29
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
704

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Contents

Title Page,
Copyright Notice,
Summation: 2011,
THE CHOICE • Paul McAuley,
A SOLDIER OF THE CITY • David Moles,
THE BEANCOUNTER'S CAT • Damien Broderick,
DOLLY • Elizabeth Bear,
MARTIAN HEART • John Barnes,
EARTH HOUR • Ken MacLeod,
LAIKA'S GHOST • Karl Schroeder,
THE DALA HORSE • Michael Swanwick,
THE WAY IT WORKS OUT AND ALL • Peter S. Beagle,
THE ICE OWL • Carolyn Ives Gilman,
THE COPENHAGEN INTERPRETATION • Paul Cornell,
THE INVASION OF VENUS • Stephen Baxter,
DIGGING • Ian McDonald,
ASCENSION DAY • Alastair Reynolds,
AFTER THE APOCALYPSE • Maureen F. McHugh,
SILENTLY AND VERY FAST • Catherynne M. Valente,
A LONG WAY HOME • Jay Lake,
THE INCREDIBLE EXPLODING MAN • Dave Hutchinson,
WHAT WE FOUND • Geoff Ryman,
A RESPONSE FROM EST17 • Tom Purdom,
THE COLD STEP BEYOND • Ian R. MacLeod,
A MILITANT PEACE • David Klecha and Tobias S. Buckell,
THE ANTS OF FLANDERS • Robert Reed,
THE VICAR OF MARS • Gwyneth Jones,
THE SMELL OF ORANGE GROVES • Lavie Tidhar,
THE IRON SHIRTS • Michael F. Flynn,
CODY • Pat Cadigan,
FOR I HAVE LAIN ME DOWN ON THE STONE OF LONELINESS AND I'LL NOT BE BACK AGAIN • Michael Swanwick,
GHOSTWEIGHT • Yoon Ha Lee,
DIGITAL RITES • Jim Hawkins,
THE BONELESS ONE • Alec Nevala-Lee,
DYING YOUNG • Peter M. Ball,
CANTERBURY HOLLOW • Chris Lawson,
THE VORKUTA EVENT • Ken MacLeod,
THE MAN WHO BRIDGED THE MIST • Kij Johnson,
HONORABLE MENTIONS: 2011,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
Also by Gardner Dozois,
About Gardner Dozois,
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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have liked most of these collections. I'm about 1/3rd through it and have read 50% of the stories within those pages. I just skip the ones that aren't my cup of teat or in which they are too tedious to struggle through. There are some collections I have preferred to a greater degree than this one (reading 90-100% of the stories collected),but those were more like 20th Century's Best (not Year's Best). Regardless, the nice thing about these is that you just skip what doesn't resonate with you and move on to something else. Good value - you'll fine something you like within.
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And this issue is no exception
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