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

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

by Gardner Dozois
     
 

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The thirty stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Aliete de Bodard, James L. Cambias, Greg Egan,

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The thirty stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Aliete de Bodard, James L. Cambias, Greg Egan, Charles Coleman Finlay, James Alan Gardner, Dominic Green, Daryl Gregory, Gwyneth Jones, Ted Kosmatka, Mary Robinette Kowal, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Paul McAuley, Ian McDonald, Maureen McHugh, Sarah Monette, Garth Nix, Hannu Rajaniemi, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Mary Rosenblum, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Geoff Ryman, Karl Schroeder, Gord Sellar, and Michael Swanwick.

Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book both a valuable resource and the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination, and the heart.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This is a worthy addition to a venerable series.”—Publishers Weekly

Praise for Gardner Dozois and The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-fifth Annual Collection:

“The 25th installment of editor extraordinaire Dozois's annual collection packs a wallop.” –Publishers Weekly

"For more than a quarter century, Gardner Dozois's THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION OF THE YEAR has defined the field. It is the most important anthology, not only annually, but overall." —Charles N. Brown, publisher of Locus Magazine

VOYA - Susan Allen
Sci-fi and fantasy aficionadas await the publication of The Year's Best Science Fiction volume with great impatience. The twenty-sixth annual collection contains the long-awaited short works published in 2008. You do not have to be a science fiction fan to find a story in this volume for you. There are thirty stories presented in this compilation. In Greg Eagan's novella "Crystal Nights," a man creates his own race of cyberbeings. Things are not quite under control and the ending has a great twist. Nancy Kress' "The Erdmann Nexus," which won the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Novella, deals with mysticism and an assisted-living community. A resident and theoretical physicist tries to unravel the mystery of the psychic anomalies that are occurring at the residence. In Paolo Bacigalupi's "The Gambler," a Vietnamese immigrant working as a journalist confronts the dilemma of integrity versus the Internet. James Alan Gardner cleverly writes about an alien object that is affecting the lives of a young couple in "The Ray-Gun: A Love Story." The writings of the best authors in the genre include a wide range of themes and styles from hard science to fantasy, from novella to two- page short stories. The stories all share a tight plot and good characterization. It appears that this volume is more upbeat, the mood more optimistic, than some of the earlier collections. This is a must for science fiction collections and, with this volume, some new sci-fi enthusiasts may be created. Reviewer: Susan Allen

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312551056
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/23/2009
Series:
Year's Best Science Fiction Series, #26
Pages:
688
Sales rank:
821,444
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

GARDNER DOZOIS has been working in the science fiction field for more than thirty years. For twenty years he was the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction, during which he received the Hugo Award for Best Editor fifteen times.

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