Year's Best SF 16

Year's Best SF 16

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by David G. Hartwell
     
 

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Step Into The Future

The finest selections from a banner year for short-form science fiction, Year's Best SF 16 is the boldest, most eye-opening compilation to date from acclaimed, award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer—brilliant visions, both dark and hopeful, of what might await humankind over tomorrow's

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Step Into The Future

The finest selections from a banner year for short-form science fiction, Year's Best SF 16 is the boldest, most eye-opening compilation to date from acclaimed, award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer—brilliant visions, both dark and hopeful, of what might await humankind over tomorrow's horizon.

Contributors include:

Gregory Benford
Terry Bisson
Brenda Cooper
Joe Haldeman
Kay Kenyon
Alastair Reynolds
Michael Swanwick
Vernor Vinge and others

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062035905
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/31/2011
Series:
Year's Best SF Series, #16
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

David G. Hartwell is a senior editor of Tor/Forge Books. His doctorate is in Comparative Medieval Literature. He is the proprietor of Dragon Press, publisher and bookseller, which publishes The New York Review of Science Fiction, and the president of David G. Hartwell, Inc. He is the author of Age of Wonders and the editor of many anthologies, including The Dark Descent, The World Treasury of Science Fiction, The Hard SF Renaissance, The Space Opera Renaissance, and a number of Christmas anthologies, among others. Recently he co-edited his fifteenth annual paperback volume of Year's Best SF, and co-edited the ninth Year's Best Fantasy. John Updike, reviewing The World Treasury of Science Fiction in The New Yorker, characterized him as a "loving expert." He is on the board of the IAFA, is co-chairman of the board of the World Fantasy Convention, and an administrator of the Philip K. Dick Award. He has won the Eaton Award, the World Fantasy Award, and has been nominated for the Hugo Award forty times to date, winning as Best Editor in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

Kathryn Cramer is a writer, critic, and anthologist, and was co-editor of the Year's Best Fantasy and Year's Best SF series. She has co-edited approximately 30 anthologies. She was a founding editor of The New York Review of Science Fiction, and has a large number of Hugo nominations in the Semiprozine category to show for it. She won a World Fantasy Award for her anthology The Architecture of Fear. Kathryn grew up in Seattle. She holds a B.A. in Mathematics and a masters degree in American Studies, both from from Columbia University in New York. Recently, she has been a consultant for Wolfram Research, L. W. Currey, an antiquarian bookseller, and for ASU's Center for Science and the Imagination. She currently lives in Westport, New York in the Adirondack Park.

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Year's Best SF 16 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Danwise More than 1 year ago
E books need to be less expensive than physical books. Publishers, wise up. No Sale.
Batman52 More than 1 year ago
Haven't read science fiction in years, decided to buy this book. Read like 12 year olds wrote all the stories. Extremely boring, Way too descriptive, unnecessary details in all works. Wasted my money, 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
PLEASE W NEED TO MAKE A WRITING CAMP!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe result two would do well?
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Bl<_>ackest of Cr<_>ow. By &#167&#1108&#1026 (seth)<br> Note: Make sure to &#10003 the dates in the stories.<p> 12:24 pm North Korea June 15, 2014<br> "20 minutes till launch sir!" One of the Privates said.<br> "20 minutes no more no less!" The general said, "or it will be one of your heads!"<br> The private that had said that pailed dramatically. When the general says something like that, its not to be taken lightly.<br> "What are you staring at me for Private!?" The general yelled at him. "Am i payin' you to breath my air? Drink my water? Stare at me!? No im payin' you to launch this da<_>mn nerve gas into the south. So get your pea sized piece of sh<_>it brain into high gear now!"<br> "Yes sir!" The private said an octave higher than his normal voice.<p> 12:27 pm South Korea June 15, 2014<br> "Mom can we go to the park?" 9 year old Vladina called to her mother in Russian.<br> "Be back by four girls! No later!" There mother called back.<br> "Alright!" Vladina said. "Come on Camy lets go!"<br> Camy, Vlada's (Vladina) sister, is 8 years old, blonde, and is very short for her age. Ever since the "war" happened between the north and the south, they have been able to go outside less and less.<br> The girls arrived at the park 10 minutes later. They played on the park for a while. Well park is probably the wrong word for it. More like junkyard. Someoe obviously had good intentions in mind when they started the park, but with the bad economy they couldnt afford to finish it.<br> "Vlada lets play tag!" Camy said to her older sister.<br> "Fine but your it!" Vlada called as she ran to the other end of the park.<p> 12:42 North Korea June 15, 2014<br> "1 minutes sir!" The private called out.<br> "Alright. Everyone get ready for launch! The south is about to pay for not minding there manners!" The general yelled.<br> Cheers rose up from the Korean army. The private only gulped and wiped sweat from his brow. He watched the numbers dwindle down to zero.<br> "10 seconds till touchdown" he calldd out.<p> 12:43 South Korea June 15, 2014<br> "Tag your it!" Vlada called as she taged her sister. "Bet you cant get me!"<br> Camy ran after her sister falling bahind one minute, and catching up the next. [9] Vladina ducked under a tree branch and kept running. [8]<br> "Come on slowpoke!" Vlada taunted her younger sister. [7] "Come and get me!"[6] she said as she ran back towords the "playground"[5]<br> "Get back here!" Camy yelled in frustration.[4]<br> Vladina ran [3] and jumped up to get [2] over the slide, but didnt quite make it. She tumbled [1] over the slide just as the countdown hit 0.<p> 12:43 North Korea June 15, 2014<br> "And... Touchdown!" The private called out.<br> "There we go!" The general yelled. "Send a squad to clean up the mess. The people should be fine in the next hour." He didnt know how wrong he was.<br> "Camy! Help!" Vlada yelled. She looked at her sister who was convulsing on the ground. "Oh yes!" She said as she saw her sister get up ad start walking towords her.<br> Vlada tried moving her legs and arms but they wouldnt work. She smiled as her sister grabed her. Suddenly Camy jerked Vladas head back and bit down on her neck. The last thing Vlada saw was a crow staring directly at her.<p> Thanks more might be at the next result. Im nowhere near done with the story. ~&#167&#1108&#1026 [seth]
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