|Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, this award-winning anthology continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best sci fi writing.|
From the Publisher:
Includes "The Little Goddess" by Ian McDonald, "The Calorie Man" by Paolo Bacigalupi, "Beyond the Aquila Rift" by Alastair Reynolds, "Second Person, Present Tense" by Daryl Gregory, "The Canadian Who Came Almost All the Way Back from the Stars" by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, "Triceratops Summer" by Michael Swanwick, "Camouflage" by Robert Reed, "A Case of Consilience" by Ken MacLeod, "The Blemmye's Strategem" by Bruce Sterling, "Amba" by William Sanders, "Search Engine" by Mary Rosenblum, "Piccadilly Circus" by Chris Beckett, "In the Quake Zone" by David Gerrold, "La Malcontenta" by Liz Williams, "The Children of Time" by Stephen Baxter, "Little Faces" by Vonda N. McIntyre, "Comber" by Gene Wolfe, "Audubon in Atlantis" by Harry Turtledove, "Deus Ex Homine" by Hannu Rajaniemi, "The Great Caruso" by Steven Popkes, "Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck" by Neal Asher, "Zima Blue" by Alastair Reynolds, "Planet of the Amazon Women" by David Moles, "The Clockwork Atom Bomb" by Dominic Green, "Gold Mountain" by Chris Roberson, "The Fulcrum" by Gwyneth Jones, "Mayfly" by Peter Watts and Derryl Murphy, "Two Dreams on Trains" by Elizabeth Bear, "Angel of Light" by Joe Haldeman and "Burn" by James Patrick Kelly.
This volume, which comes out anew annually, brings together some of the best offerings from that year in short-form science fiction, which is argued by many to be the best way to read science fiction. Editor Gardner Dozois cherry-picks from the best stories published in anthologies, collections, and magazines, and many entries are from award-winning writers. A great place to start for your science-fiction needs.