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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 co 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. Contributors include: * Stephen Baxter * Greg Bear * William Gibson * Terry Bisson * Pat Cadigan * Ted Chiang * John Crowley * Tony Daniel * Greg Egan * Molly Gloss * Eileen Gunn * Joe Haldeman * James Patrick Kelly * John Kessel * Nancy Kress * Ursula K. Le Guin * Ian R. MacLeod * David Marusek * Paul McAuley * Ian McDonald * Maureen F. McHugh * Robert Reed * Mike Resnick * Geoff Ryman * William Sander * Lucius Shepard * Robert Silverberg * Brian Stableford * Bruce Sterling * Charles Stross * Michael Swanwick * Steven Utley * Howard Waldrop * Walter Jon Williams * Connie Willis * Gene Wolfe With work spanning two decades, The Best of the Best stands as one of the ultimate science fiction anthologies ever published. Contents xi • Foreword (The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction) • essay by Robert Silverberg xvii • Preface (The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction) • essay by Gardner Dozois 1 • Blood Music • (1983) • novelette by Greg Bear 19 • A Cabin on the Coast • (1984) • shortstory by Gene Wolfe 28 • Salvador • (1984) • shortstory by Lucius Shepard 42 • Trinity • (1984) • novella by Nancy Kress 78 • Flying Saucer Rock and Roll • (1985) • novelette by Howard Waldrop (aka Flying Saucer Rock & Roll) 93 • Dinner in Audoghast • (1985) • shortstory by Bruce Sterling 103 • Roadside Rescue • (1985) • shortstory by Pat Cadigan 109 • Snow • (1985) • shortstory by John Crowley 121 • The Winter Market • (1985) • novelette by William Gibson 137 • The Pure Product • (1986) • novelette by John Kessel 152 • Stable Strategies for Middle Management • (1988) • shortstory by Eileen Gunn 162 • Kirinyaga • [Kirinyaga • 2] • (1988) • novelette by Mike Resnick 177 • Tales from the Venia Woods • [Roma Eterna] • (1989) • shortstory by Robert Silverberg 191 • Bears Discover Fire • (1990) • shortstory by Terry Bisson 199 • Even the Queen • (1992) • shortstory by Connie Willis 213 • Guest of Honor • (1993) • novelette by Robert Reed 238 • None So Blind • (1994) • shortstory by Joe Haldeman 246 • Mortimer Gray's History of Death • (1995) • novella by Brian Stableford (aka Mortimer Gray's "History of Death") 293 • The Lincoln Train • (1995) • shortstory by Maureen F. McHugh 303 • Wang's Carpets • (1995) • novelette by Greg Egan 328 • Coming of Age in Karhide • [Hainish] • (1995) • novelette by Ursula K. Le Guin 342 • The Dead • (1996) • shortstory by Michael Swanwick 352 • Recording Angel • (1996) • shortstory by Ian McDonald 363 • A Dry, Quiet War • (1996) • novelette by Tony Daniel 380 • The Undiscovered • (1997) • novelette by William Sanders 400 • Second Skin • (1997) • shortstory by Paul J. McAuley 418 • Story of Your Life • (1998) • novella by Ted Chiang 454 • People Came from Earth • (1999) • shortstory by Stephen Baxter 464 • The Wedding Album • [Cathy] • (1999) • novella by David Marusek 502 • 10 to 16 to 1 • (1999) • novelette by James Patrick Kelly (aka 1016 to 1) 520 • Daddy's World • (1999) • novelette by Walter Jon Williams 541 • The Real World • [Silurian Tales] • (2000) • shortstory by Steven Utley 561 • Have Not Have • (2001) • novelette by Geoff Ryman 577 • Lobsters • [Macx Family] • (2001) • novelette by Charles Stross 597 • Breathmoss • (2002) • novella by Ian R. MacLeod 647 • Lambing Season • (2002) • shortstory by Molly Gloss


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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 co 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. Contributors include: * Stephen Baxter * Greg Bear * William Gibson * Terry Bisson * Pat Cadigan * Ted Chiang * John Crowley * Tony Daniel * Greg Egan * Molly Gloss * Eileen Gunn * Joe Haldeman * James Patrick Kelly * John Kessel * Nancy Kress * Ursula K. Le Guin * Ian R. MacLeod * David Marusek * Paul McAuley * Ian McDonald * Maureen F. McHugh * Robert Reed * Mike Resnick * Geoff Ryman * William Sander * Lucius Shepard * Robert Silverberg * Brian Stableford * Bruce Sterling * Charles Stross * Michael Swanwick * Steven Utley * Howard Waldrop * Walter Jon Williams * Connie Willis * Gene Wolfe With work spanning two decades, The Best of the Best stands as one of the ultimate science fiction anthologies ever published. Contents xi • Foreword (The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction) • essay by Robert Silverberg xvii • Preface (The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction) • essay by Gardner Dozois 1 • Blood Music • (1983) • novelette by Greg Bear 19 • A Cabin on the Coast • (1984) • shortstory by Gene Wolfe 28 • Salvador • (1984) • shortstory by Lucius Shepard 42 • Trinity • (1984) • novella by Nancy Kress 78 • Flying Saucer Rock and Roll • (1985) • novelette by Howard Waldrop (aka Flying Saucer Rock & Roll) 93 • Dinner in Audoghast • (1985) • shortstory by Bruce Sterling 103 • Roadside Rescue • (1985) • shortstory by Pat Cadigan 109 • Snow • (1985) • shortstory by John Crowley 121 • The Winter Market • (1985) • novelette by William Gibson 137 • The Pure Product • (1986) • novelette by John Kessel 152 • Stable Strategies for Middle Management • (1988) • shortstory by Eileen Gunn 162 • Kirinyaga • [Kirinyaga • 2] • (1988) • novelette by Mike Resnick 177 • Tales from the Venia Woods • [Roma Eterna] • (1989) • shortstory by Robert Silverberg 191 • Bears Discover Fire • (1990) • shortstory by Terry Bisson 199 • Even the Queen • (1992) • shortstory by Connie Willis 213 • Guest of Honor • (1993) • novelette by Robert Reed 238 • None So Blind • (1994) • shortstory by Joe Haldeman 246 • Mortimer Gray's History of Death • (1995) • novella by Brian Stableford (aka Mortimer Gray's "History of Death") 293 • The Lincoln Train • (1995) • shortstory by Maureen F. McHugh 303 • Wang's Carpets • (1995) • novelette by Greg Egan 328 • Coming of Age in Karhide • [Hainish] • (1995) • novelette by Ursula K. Le Guin 342 • The Dead • (1996) • shortstory by Michael Swanwick 352 • Recording Angel • (1996) • shortstory by Ian McDonald 363 • A Dry, Quiet War • (1996) • novelette by Tony Daniel 380 • The Undiscovered • (1997) • novelette by William Sanders 400 • Second Skin • (1997) • shortstory by Paul J. McAuley 418 • Story of Your Life • (1998) • novella by Ted Chiang 454 • People Came from Earth • (1999) • shortstory by Stephen Baxter 464 • The Wedding Album • [Cathy] • (1999) • novella by David Marusek 502 • 10 to 16 to 1 • (1999) • novelette by James Patrick Kelly (aka 1016 to 1) 520 • Daddy's World • (1999) • novelette by Walter Jon Williams 541 • The Real World • [Silurian Tales] • (2000) • shortstory by Steven Utley 561 • Have Not Have • (2001) • novelette by Geoff Ryman 577 • Lobsters • [Macx Family] • (2001) • novelette by Charles Stross 597 • Breathmoss • (2002) • novella by Ian R. MacLeod 647 • Lambing Season • (2002) • shortstory by Molly Gloss

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