The Year's Best Science Fiction: 28th Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: 28th Annual Collection

Language: English

Pages: 408

ISBN: 2:00051582

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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-eighth Annual Collection our very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world with such compelling stories as:

 

“Chicken Little”: The Locus Award-winning author Cory Doctorow shows us a future where the rich keep getting richer, and intend to <U>stay</U> that way--no matter what.

 

“The Starship Mechanic”: Jay Lake and Ken Scholes join forces for a wry story that shows us that a workman is only as good as his tools—and that some of those tools are specialized for some very weird tasks indeed.

 

“The Night Train”: The prolific writer Lavie Tidhar brings us on a vivid, violent, and bizarre journey on The Night Train, where few of the passengers are what they appear to be, and death can strike from nowhere at any second along the way…

 

The thirty-three 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:

 

Nina Allan

Eleanor Arnason

Kage Baker

Stephen Baxter

Chris Beckett

Aliette de Bodard

Damien Broderick

Pat Cadigan

Brenda Cooper

Cory Doctorow

Joe Haldeman

Jim Hawkins

Alexander Jablokov

Ted Kosmatka

Jay Lake

Geoffrey A. Landis

Yoon Ha Lee,

Ian R. MacLeod

David Moles

Naomi Novik

Steven Popkes

Hannu Rajaniemi

Robert Reed

Alastair Reynolds

Ken Scholes

Allen M. Steele

Michael Swanwick

Rachel Swirsky

Lavie Tidhar

Carrie Vaughn

Peter Watts

Tad Williams

 

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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