Year's Best SF 17

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Once again, the finest short-form sf offerings of the year have been collected in a single volume. With Year's Best SF 17, acclaimed, award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer demonstrate the amazing depth and power of contemporary speculative fiction, showcasing astonishing stories from some of the genre's most respected names as well as exciting new writers to watch. Prepare to travel light years from the ordinary into a tomorrow at once breathtaking, frightening, and possible,...

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Overview

Once again, the finest short-form sf offerings of the year have been collected in a single volume. With Year's Best SF 17, acclaimed, award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer demonstrate the amazing depth and power of contemporary speculative fiction, showcasing astonishing stories from some of the genre's most respected names as well as exciting new writers to watch. Prepare to travel light years from the ordinary into a tomorrow at once breathtaking, frightening, and possible, with tales of wonder from:

Elizabeth Bear
Gregory Benford
Neil Gaiman
Nancy Kress
Michael Swanwick and others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062035875
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/29/2012
  • Series: Year's Best SF Series , #17
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,425,357
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    The brawl Rainbow Factory vs Shadow Factory

    (Jhony here with a Shadow vs Rainbow brawl. The people from Rainbow Factory vs the Shadow Factory fight 1 on 1. The first fight is the leaders which are me vs RD. Request who you want to have a fight. I just opened it today so ill just add some cannons from mlp. And join a factory if you want to have a brawl with someone. Gl and yup.)
    <p>Rainbow Factory ponies
    <p>RainbowDash,BlueLighting,Woodentoaster,Moone,Squeak,and elephant (jk he's not in but hehe and I cant remember them all its ADHD)
    <p>Shadow Factory people
    <p>Jhony,Dawn,Nitro,SS,and BigMack.
    <p>Who do you want to see fight?! Say it at res 2!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Author of The Tale of the London Street Rats

    Thank you, Seth. Actually, a close friend of mine wrote those reviews. I agree with a lot of what he said, but some of it I do not. <p>
    I feel the need to say that I am impressed greatly by your creativity. You are a very talented writer, and though there are many grammatical errors in your pieces, or non-present punctuation marks, your work is actually quite good. Very interesting. Your previous story captured my attention. It was slightly difficult to follow, but then again, I was tired whilst endulging myself with the words. This story, in a vague sense, actually reminds me of Rick Riordan's writing– personal to the point where it is humourous. I do not favour vulgar language, but including the narrator's thoughts in the text like a normal senetence lets the reader connect and find humour in the story. I find this addition to be a sort of "topping off" gesture, and I like it. You are very good. Do keep practicing, and your writing could become very great indeed. <p>
    I will not, however, give you my full name, though it gratifies me most immensely that you like my story so much. I am but an imaginitive fourteen-year-old, you see, who loves writing and showing people the ideas in her brain. o.o Thanks. You're pretty good. <p>
    If you have a reply, do post it at the result beneath the ending of your story. I would enjoy conversing with you and exchanging feedback, but only if your consent was also included. Thank you. <p>
    ~Call me Skylar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    X

    Hello, I was thinking that maybe mega man (no not X just mega man) could join rainbow factory because he pretty much does the same thing but with robot masters and proto man (mega man's older brother) could be at the shadow factory. Thanks if you take my sugestion and I really like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

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    Bl<_>ackest of Cr<_>ow. By &#167&#1108&#1026 [seth]<p>
    The story is below my feedback here. First off i would like to thank two people! One being the reviewer, at poilu result one, who gave me honest feedback about my story. He/she took time to actually write a serious review about my story. I hope this next story will not make you want to stop before finishing the story. Anyone willing to give honest feedback can put it at the results my stories are on, because i like reading peoples feedback. One thing i would ask is tat instead of reprimanding me on everything i did wrong and not saying anythinh i did good, maybe you could do all of both. I will change how i write my stories if i get negative feedback, but if i dont get any positive i might change what i do good about writing.<p>
    The second person i would like to thank is; the person who wrote the london street rats. If this is the same person that gave me feedback well doubly thanks, but i really admire your writing. I feel like i should get your real full name so i can look for your books when im an adult. Yes i think your writing is that good. I try to please everyone but some people you cant please. You however held almost everyone who voted for more than one person. Thank you! And now to my story:<p>
    2:00 pm Gresham OR june 17, 2014<p>
    "Yeah, yeah" i muttered under my breath. God i hate my parents. They are always onto me about doing this and that. Its always, "Oh Jack do this" or "Oh jack dont forget to do that!" Man its irritating. Sometimes it really makes me want to-<br>
    Wham! My head slamed to the side. "What was that jack!?" My mom said... well more like screamed, into my ear. "Did i hear you backtalking me!?" She yelled.<br>
    "No mom." I said, but what i really thought was "I swear if you lay your filthy hands on me i will call the cops."<br>
    "What was that? I couldnt quit here you!" My mom yelled.<br>
    "No mom!" I said louder through my clenched teeth. Da<_>mn what is she de<_>af? I know she hears me, she just wants to get me to say it again to humiliate me or something. Its kind of irritating.<br>
    "Then get outside now! I want every weed pulled before you walk back through these doors." She yelled as she pushed me out the back door.<br>
    Oh great pulling weeds. My least favorite job. My mom has been a little... on the edge i guess you could say, ever since my dad had gotten a new job that makes him work a night shift everyday even on the weekends. My mom however works day shifts moneday through friday at some place downtown.<br>
    I looked around our yard. Our yard is huge. Weve got a pool and a tramboline in it. I walked over to the pool wishing i could just get in even though it is only 68 degrees outside. I leaned forward and stared at my reflection. I have hazel eyes, brownish blonde hair, chiped teeth due to me grinding them in my sleep (ha! My parents always say theyre stressed!), and my slightly big nose, im not exactly what you would call hansome. One good thing about me is my intelligence. Im a freshman in highschool and already have ta higher IQ than an adult graduating from Ha<_>rverd Un<_>iversity.<br>
    A loud Caw broke my train of thought. I looked up to see a crow fly over my head and perch itself on top of the net of the trampoline. It turned its ugly head towords me and i couldve sworn it looked directly into my eyes, with those beady eyes it has, before it took off.<p>
    I know its starting off slow but im going to get more into it at the next res. ~ Seth

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Tom

    Finally shoves his dik in, trippling her vjjs size. He pumps in and out.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    The she kit

    Squeaks.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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