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Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Year's Best Short Science Fiction Novels

The Year's Best Science Fiction

Gardner Dozois

For more than twenty years The Year's Best Science Fiction has been recognized as the best collection of short science fiction writing in the universe and an essential resource for every science fiction fan. In 2005 the original Best of the Best collected the finest short stories from that series and became a benchmark in the SF field. Now, for the first time ever, Hugo Award-winning editor Gardner Dozios sifts through hundreds of stories and dozens of authors who have gone on to become some of the most esteemed practitioners of the form, to bring readers the ultimate anthology of short science fiction novels from his legendary series.

Included are such notable short novels as:

  • Sailing to Byzantium by Robert Silverberg
    In the fiftieth century, people of Earth are able to create entire cities on a whim, including those of mythology and legend. When twentieth-century traveler Charles Philip accidentally lands in this aberrant time period, he is simultaneously obsessed with discovering more about this alluring world and getting back home. But in a world made entirely of man's creation, things are not always as they seem on the surface.
  • Forgiveness Day by Ursula K. Le Guin
    Le Guin returns to her Hainish-settled interstellar community, the Ekumen, to tell the tale of two star-crossed lovers who are literally worlds apart in this story of politics, violence, religion, and cultural disparity.
  • Turquoise Days by Alastair Reynolds
    On a sea-wold planet covered with idyllic tropical oceans, peace seems pervasive. Beneath the placid water lurks an ominous force that has the potential to destroy all tranquility.

Contributors include: Greg Egan; Joe Haldeman; James Patrick Kelly; Nancy Kress; Ursula K. Le Guin; Ian R. MacLeod; Ian McDonald; Maureen F. McHugh; Frederick Pohl; Alastair Reynolds; Robert Silverberg; Michael Swanwick; Walter Jon Williams.

With work spanning two decades, The Best of the Best, Volume 2 stands as the ultimate anthology of short science fiction novels ever published in the world.

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Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction

The Year's Best Science Fiction

Gardner Dozois

Contains Nebula-winning Novella "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang and Nebula-nominated Novella "Trinity" by Nancy Kress

For years, The Year's Best Science Fiction has been the most widely read short science fiction anthology of its kind. Now, after twenty-one annual collections, comes the ultimate in science fiction anthologies, The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction, in which legendary editor Gardner Dozois selects the very best short stories for this landmark collection.

With work spanning two decades, The Best of the Best stands as one of the ultimate science fiction anthologies ever published.

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The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year's Best Science Fiction

The Year's Best Science Fiction

Gardner Dozois

For the first time in a decade, a compilation of the very best in science fiction, from a world authority on the genre.

For decades, the Year's Best Science Fiction has been the most widely read short science fiction anthology of its kind. Now, after thirty-five annual collections comes the ultimate in science fiction anthologies. In The Very Best of the Best, legendary editor Gardner Dozois selects the finest short stories for this landmark collection, including short fiction from authors such as Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Stephen Baxter, Pat Cadigan, and any many more.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 1

Gardner Dozois

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 2

Gardner Dozois

A consistently award-winning collection once again provides the best science fiction stories of the year, featuring work by veterans and newcomers including Michael Bishop, Nancy Kress, Ursula Le Guin, Mike Resnick, Geoff Ryman, Brian Stableford, and many others.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 3

Gardner Dozois

A consistently award-winning collection once again provides the best science fiction stories of the year, featuring work by veterans and newcomers including Michael Bishop, Nancy Kress, Ursula Le Guin, Mike Resnick, Geoff Ryman, Brian Stableford, and many others.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 4

Gardner Dozois

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 5

Gardner Dozois

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 6

Gardner Dozois

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 7

Gardner Dozois

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 8

Gardner Dozois

Annually assembling the best science fiction of the year, this series continues to live up to its name with the most original, innovative, and wonderful short fiction published in 1990. A thorough summary of the year in science fiction and a long list of recommended reading round out this volume, rendering it the one book for every reader.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 9

Gardner Dozois

In The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois produces another volume in the series that Locus calls 'the field's real anthology-of-record.' With a unique combination of foresight and perspective, Dozois continues to collect outstanding work by newcomers and established authors alike, reflecting the present state of the genre while suggesting its future directions.

With the editor's annual summary of the year in the field, and his appendix of recommended reading, this book is indispensable for anyone interested in contemporary science fiction.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 10

Gardner Dozois

Collecting twenty-eight of the best short stories and novellas from science fiction veterans and new talents, including Frederick Pohl and Robert Silverberg, this anthology also includes a summary of the year in SF and a recommended reading list.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 11

Gardner Dozois

The eleventh annual collection of the most distinguished science fiction writing of the past year includes stories by leading writers, such as Robert Silverberg, Nancy Kress, and Terry Bisson, and features a summary of the year in science fiction.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 12

Gardner Dozois

A consistently award-winning collection once again provides the best science fiction stories of the year, featuring work by veterans and newcomers including Michael Bishop, Nancy Kress, Ursula Le Guin, Mike Resnick, Geoff Ryman, Brian Stableford, and many others.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 13

Gardner Dozois

The thirteenth volume of this popular annual collection offers tales by such famed writers as Pat Cadigan, Greg Egan, Ursula K. Le Guin, Brian Stableford, Ian MacLeod, and Nancy Kress.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 14

Gardner Dozois

Join twenty-eight of today's finest writers for a host of imaginative tours through worlds as fabulous as the farthest galaxy and as strange as life on earth can be.

Gardener Dozois's summary of the year in science fiction and a long list of honorable mentions round out this volume, making it the one book for anyone who's interested in SF today.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fifteenth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 15

Gardner Dozois

Gardner Dozois, science fiction's foremost editor, consistently selects the field's best work each year with this showcase anthology. This year's collection presents sterling work from veterans and newcomers alike, including Stephen Baxter, Alan Brennert, Carolyn Ives Gilman, James Patrick Kelly, Geoffrey A. Landis, Paul J. McAuley, Robert Reed, William Sanders, Howard Waldrop, and many others.

Rounded out with Dozois's insightful Summation of the Year in SF and a long list of Honorable Mentions, this anthology is the book for every science fiction fan.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 16

Gardner Dozois

Long regarded as the premier annual collection of science fiction stories, Gardner Dozois's latest volume of The Year's Best Science Fiction continues this tradition of excellence with twenty-five representing the finest offerings in the field.

Among the gems included here are:

  • "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang, in which the story of alien contact and a very human drama merge beautifully
  • "The Island of the Immortals" by Ursula K. Le Guin, in which a brave traveler investigates the reasons why people shun the exotic island
  • "Approaching Perimelasma" by Geoffrey A. Landis, which boldly takes us into a black hole and through the stunning changes that ensue
  • "Taklamakan" by Bruce Sterling, a wildly inventive tale of future spies in a Lost World
  • "The Summer Isles" by Ian R. MacLeod, a moving novella reflecting an alternate history in which the Great War turned out a bit differently

Completing the collection are Dozois's insightful survey of the year in science fiction and a long list of Honorable Mentions.

With its explorations of outer space and inner space, with its examinations of what it means to be human today and tomorrow, and with its love of a good yarn, this volume remains the single best source for science fiction stories.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 17

Gardner Dozois

In science fiction's early days, stories often looked past 1984 to the year 2000 as the far unknowable future. Here now, on the brink of the twenty-first century, the future remains as distant and as unknowable as ever... and science fiction stories continue to explore it with delightful results.

Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book 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 Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 18

Gardner Dozois

The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now.

Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book 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 Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 19

Gardner Dozois

The twenty-first century has so far proven to be exciting and wondrous and filled with challenges we had never dreamed. New possibilities previously unimagined appear almost daily . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore those possibilities with delightful results.

Collected in this anthology are such compelling stories as:

  • "On K2 with Kanakaredes" by Dan Simmons. A relentlessly paced and absorbing tale set in the near future about three mountain climbers who must scale the face of K2 with some very odd company.
  • "The Human Front" by Ken MacLeod. In this compassionate coming-of-age tale the details of life are just a bit off from things as we know them-and nothing is as it appears to be.
  • "Glacial" by Alastair Reynolds. A fascinating discovery on a distant planet leads to mass death and a wrenching mystery as spellbinding as anything in recent short fiction.

The twenty-six stories in this collection imaginatively takes 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

Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book 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 Year's Best Science Fiction: Twentieth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 20

Gardner Dozois

Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2002 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing.

This year's volume includes many talented authors of SF as well as thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.

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

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 21

Gardner Dozois

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 Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 22

Gardner Dozois

Long considered a necessary read for fans of science fiction, the 2004 Locus Award-winning anthology The Year's Best Science Fiction is the best collection of short SF stories this side of the universe. The twenty-second edition of this venerable collection continues to uphold its traditional standard of excellence.

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

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 23

Gardner Dozois

In the heart of the new millennium, worlds beyond our imagination have opened up, blurring the line between life and art. Embracing the challenges and possibilities of cyberspace, genetics, the universe, and beyond, the world of science fiction has become a porthole into the realities of tomorrow.

In The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-third Annual Collection, our very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world with such compelling stories as:

  • "Beyond the Aquila Rift": Critically acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds takes readers to the edge of the universe, where no voyager has dared to travel before---or so we think.
  • "Comber": Our world is an ever-changing one, and award-winning author Gene Wolfe explores the darker side of our planet's fluidity in his own beautiful and inimitable style.
  • "Audubon in Atlantis": In a world not quite like our own, bestselling author Harry Turtledove shows us that there are reasons some species have become extinct.

The twenty-nine 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.

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

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 24

Gardner Dozois

The twenty-eight 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.

Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a list of honorable mentions, making this book 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.

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 time he received the Hugo Award for Best Editor fifteen times.

The twenty-eight stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, 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.

Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a list of honorable mentions, making this book 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 Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 25

Gardner Dozois

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-Fifth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world.

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

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 26

Gardner Dozois

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.

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

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 27

Gardner Dozois

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-Seventh Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world.

This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field and includes 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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Forthcoming...

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

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 28

Gardner Dozois

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-Eighth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world.

This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Carrie Vaughn, Ian R. MacLeod and Cory Doctorow. 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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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 29

Gardner Dozois

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 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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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 30

Gardner Dozois

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: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together 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.

The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories.

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

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 31

Gardner Dozois

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: Thirty-First Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world in the year's best short stories. This venerable collection brings together 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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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 32

Gardner Dozois

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 33

Gardner Dozois

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: Thirty-Third Annual Collection, the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award-winning authors and masters of the field. With an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation of short stories has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 34

Gardner Dozois

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: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection, the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection of 2016 works brings together award-winning authors and masters of the field. 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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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Book 35

Gardner Dozois

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: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection, the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world. This venerable collection brings together award-winning authors and masters of the field. 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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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2009

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: Book 1

Rich Horton

This inaugural volume of the year's best science fiction and fantasy features thirty-seven stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Bear, Jay Lake, Ian McDonald, Sarah Monette, Garth Nix, Naomi Novik, Robert Reed, Patrick Rothfuss, and many more. Selecting the best fiction from Asimov's, F&SF, MIT Technology Review, Weird Tales, and other top venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magic realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2010

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: Book 2

Rich Horton

This second volume of the year's best science fiction and fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including Elizabeth Bear, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Margo Lanagan, Kelly Link, Paul McAuley, Sarah Monette, Lucius Shepard, Jo Walton, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Analog, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, F&SF, The New Yorker, Tor.com, and other top venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2011

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: Book 3

Rich Horton

This third volume of the year's best science fiction and fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including Carol Emshwiller, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Hand, Paul Park, RJ Parker, Robert Reed, Rachel Swirsky, Peter Watts, Gene Wolfe, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Asimov's, F&SF, Strange Horizons, Subterranean, and other top venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2012

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: Book 4

Rich Horton

This fourth volume of the year's best science fiction and fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including Jonathan Carroll, Neil Gaiman, Kij Johnson, Kelly Link, Paul McAuley, K.J. Parker, Robert Reed, Rachel Swirsky, Catherynne M. Valente, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Asimov's, F&SF, Strange Horizons, Subterranean, and other top venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2013

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: Book 5

Rich Horton

This fifth volume of the year's best science fiction and fantasy features thirty-three stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including Elizabeth Bear, Aliette de Bodard, Ursula K. Le Guin, Jay Lake, Kelly Link, Robert Reed, Lavie Tidhar, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Analog, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Strange Horizons, and other top venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2014

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: Book 6

Rich Horton

This sixth volume of the year's best science fiction and fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including Yoon Ha Lee, James Patrick Kelly, Ken Liu, Robert Reed, Lavie Tidhar, Carrie Vaughn, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Asimov's, Clarkesworld, F&SF, and other top venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: Book 7

Rich Horton

This sixth volume of the year's best science fiction and fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre's greatest authors. Editor Rich Horton selects the the best fiction from Asimov's, Clarkesworld, F&SF, and other top venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2016

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: Book 8

Rich Horton

This eighth volume of the year's best science fiction and fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including John Barnes, Elizabeth Bear, C.C. Finlay, Yoon Ha Lee, Kelly Link, Ian McDonald, Seanan McGuire, Vonda N. McIntyre, Geoff Ryman, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Analog, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Meeting Infinity, and other top venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2017

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: Book 9

Rich Horton

Portals to all the knowledge in the world, libraries are also created universes of a multitude of imaginations. Librarians guide us to enlightenment as well as serving as the captains, mages, and gatekeepers who open the doors to delight, speculation, wonder, and terror. This captivating compilation of science fiction and fantasy short fiction showcases stories of librarians--mysterious curators, heroic bibliognosts, arcane archivists, catalogers of very special collections--and libraries--repositories of arcane wisdom, storehouses of signals from other galaxies, bastions of culture, the last outposts of civilization in a post-apocalyptic world...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2018

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy: Book 10

Rich Horton

This tenth volume of the year's best science fiction and fantasy features thirty-four stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including Charlie Jane Anders, Tobias S. Buckell, Samuel R. Delany, Karen Joy Fowler, Kameron Hurley, Rich Larson, Yoon Ha Lee, Suzanne Palmer, Robert Reed, Michael Swanwick, Peter Watts, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Asimov's, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Lightspeed, Tor.com and other top venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2015

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas: Book 1

Paula Guran

The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novellas 2015 inaugurates a new annual series of anthologies featuring some of the year's best novella-length science fiction and fantasy. Novellas, longer than short stories but shorter than novels, are a rich and rewarding literary form that can fully explore tomorrow's technology, the far reaches of the future, thought-provoking imaginings, fantastic worlds, and entertaining concepts with the impact of a short story and the detailed breadth of a novel. Gathering a wide variety of excellent SF and fantasy, this anthology of "short novels" showcases the talents of both established masters and new writers.

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  • In Her Eyes by Seth Chambers (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2014)
  • The Churn: An Expanse Novella by James S. A. Corey (Orbit)
  • Where the Trains Turn by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, translated by Liisa Rantalaiho (Tor.com)
  • Yesterday's Kin by Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications)
  • Claudius Rex by John P. Murphy (Alembical 3, edited by Lawrence M. Schoen and Arthur Dorrance, Paper Golem)
  • The Things We Do For Love by K. J. Parker (Subterranean Press)
  • The Mothers of Voorhisville by Mary Rickert (Tor.com)
  • The Lightning Tree by Patrick Rothfuss (Rogues, edited by George R. R. Martin, Bantam/Titan)
  • Dream Houses by Genevieve Valentine (Wyrm Publishing)

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2016

The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas: Book 2

Paula Guran

The second volume of Prime Books' annual anthology series collecting of some of the year's best novella-length science fiction and fantasy. Novellas, longer than short stories but shorter than novels, are a rich rewarding literary form that can fully explore tomorrow's technology, the far reaches of the future, thought-provoking imaginings, fantastic worlds, and entertaining concepts with all the impact of a short story as well as the detailed depth of a novel. Gathering a wide variety of excellent SF and fantasy, this anthology of "short novels" showcases the talents of both established masters and new writers.

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The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens: First Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens: Book 1

Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Jane Yolen

Award-winning anthologists Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have combed through a year's worth of books and magazines and websites to find the most outstanding fantasy and science fiction stories of 2004--and collected them into a single volume aimed specifically at teens and young adults.

Many of today's most popular authors are represented here, including:
* Garth Nix, author of Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen, who presents an unforgettable tale of two swords, two daughters, and two endings....
* S. M. Stirling, author of Island in the Sea of Time, sends a likeable young barbarian across the Channel to Alba, for a confrontation with a wizard from faraway Nantucket that will change his life forever...
* David Gerrold, creator of "The Trouble with Tribbles," who takes you to a remote countryside surrounded by a mysterious darkness, whose secret has yet to be revealed...

Table of Contents:

  • Preface - essay by Jane Yolen
  • Blood Wolf - (2004) - novelette by S. M. Stirling
  • The Faery Handbag - (2004) - novelette by Kelly Link
  • Sleeping Dragons - (2004) - shortstory by Lynette Aspey
  • Endings - (2004) - shortstory by Garth Nix
  • Dancer in the Dark - (2004) - novelette by David Gerrold
  • A Piece of Flesh - (2004) - novelette by Adam Stemple
  • CATNYP - (2004) - novelette by Delia Sherman
  • "They" - (1904) - novelette by Rudyard Kipling
  • The Wings of Meister Wilhelm - (2004) - novelette by Theodora Goss
  • Displaced Persons - (2004) - shortstory by Leah Bobet
  • Sergeant Chip - (2004) - novella by Bradley Denton
  • Honor Roll 2004: The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens - essay by uncredited