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

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

by Gardner Dozois
     
 

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The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to

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The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
If the stories included in the 21st annual Year's Best Science Fiction -- selected by editor extraordinaire Gardner Dozois -- are any indication, the genre of science fiction is still alive and kicking. With brilliant short works by John Varley, Vernor Vinge, Harry Turtledove, Charles Stross, Kage Baker, and Geoff Ryman, this annual anthology is -- once again -- required reading.

Noteworthy stories include William Barton's "Off on a Starship," which takes a nostalgic look at 20th-century science fiction through the eyes of a 16-year-old boy living in the 1960s who hitches a ride on an automated starship and meets an accommodating robot that (ahem!) enlightens him and alters the way he looks at himself -- and the multiverse; and "The Green Leopard Plague" by Walter Jon Williams, about a philosopher who, after much contemplation, irrevocably changes the world's economy by unleashing rogue biotech that ends starvation forever (by turning human skin green and giving those affected the ability to photosynthesize!). "The Ice" by Stephen Popkes chronicles the legal and psychological implications of a clone of hockey legend Gordie Howe, and Terry Bisson's provocative "Dear Abbey" follows a duo of radical environmentalist time travelers as they try to save humankind from itself!

Aside from the 29 outstanding stories included, this shelf-bending collection also features a comprehensive summation of the state of science fiction in the year 2003 (28 pages long!) by Dozois that is on its own worth the price of the book. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429903844
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Series:
Year's Best Science Fiction Series , #21
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
969,401
File size:
983 KB

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Gardner Dozois has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor twelve times and has won the Locus Award for best anthology multiple times (including this year for the 19th edition). The editor of Asimov's SF magazine since 1985, he lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Gardner Dozois, one of the most acclaimed editors in science-fiction, has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor 15 times. He was the editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine for 20 years. He is the editor of the Year’s Best Science Fiction anthologies and co-editor of the Warrior anthologies, Songs of the Dying Earth, and many others. As a writer, Dozois twice won the Nebula Award for best short story. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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