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

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Gardner Dozois
Macmillan, Jul 11, 2006 - Fiction - 660 pages
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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, including:Neal Asher, Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Chris Beckett, Dominic Green, Daryl Gregory, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, James Patrick Kelley, Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, Ken MacLeod, Ian McDonald, Vonda N. McIntyre, David Moles, Derryl Murphy, Steven Popkes, Hannu Rajaniemi, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Reed, Chris Roberson, Mary Rosenblum, William Sanders, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, Harry Turtledove, Peter Watts, Liz Williams, and Gene Wolfe.
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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Contents

TwentyThird Annual Collection THE LITTLE GODDESS Ian McDonald
1
TwentyThird Annual Collection THE CALORIE MAN Paolo Bacigalupi
32
TwentyThird Annual Collection BEYOND THE AQUILA RIFT Alastair Reynolds
55
TwentyThird Annual Collection SECOND PERSON PRESENT TENSE Daryl Gregory
81
TwentyThird Annual Collection THE CANADIAN WHO CAME ALMOST ALL THE WAY BACK FROM THE STARS Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold
98
TwentyThird Annual Collection TRICERATOPS SUMMER Michael Swanwick
115
TwentyThird Annual Collection CAMOUFLAGE Robert Reed
125
TwentyThird Annual Collection A CASE OF CONSILIENCE Ken MacLeod
171
TwentyThird Annual Collection COMBER Gene Wolfe
376
TwentyThird Annual Collection AUDUBON IN ATLANTIS Harry Turtledove
384
TwentyThird Annual Collection DEUS EX HOMINE Hannu Rajaniemi
422
TwentyThird Annual Collection THE GREAT CARUSO Steven Popkes
433
TwentyThird Annual Collection SOFTLY SPOKE THE GABBLEDUCK Neal Asher
447
TwentyThird Annual Collection PLANET OF THE AMAZON WOMEN David Moles
451
TwentyThird Annual Collection ZIMA BLUE Alastair Reynolds
465
TwentyThird Annual Collection THE CLOCKWORK ATOM BOMB Dominic Green
503

TwentyThird Annual Collection THE BLEMMYES STRATEGEM Bruce Sterling
181
TwentyThird Annual Collection AMBA William Sanders
205
TwentyThird Annual Collection SEARCH ENGINE Mary Rosenblum
229
TwentyThird Annual Collection PICCADILLY CIRCUS Chris Beckett
244
TwentyThird Annual Collection IN THE QUAKE ZONE David Gerrold
258
TwentyThird Annual Collection LA MALCONTENTA Liz Williams
331
TwentyThird Annual Collection THE CHILDREN OF TIME Stephen Baxter
338
TwentyThird Annual Collection LITTLE FACES Vonda N McIntyre
350
TwentyThird Annual Collection GOLD MOUNTAIN Chris Roberson
518
TwentyThird Annual Collection THE FULCRUM Gwyneth Jones
532
TwentyThird Annual Collection MAYFLY Peter Watts and Derryl Murphy
554
TwentyThird Annual Collection TWO DREAMS ON TRAINS Elizabeth Bear
565
TwentyThird Annual Collection ANGEL OF LIGHT Joe Haldeman
571
TwentyThird Annual Collection BURN James Patrick Kelly
578
TwentyThird Annual Collection HONORABLE MENTIONS 2005
651
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Gardner Dozois (1947-2018), one of the most acclaimed editors in science-fiction, has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor 15 times. He was the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine for 20 years. He is the editor of The Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies and co-editor of the Warrior anthologies, Songs of the Dying Earth, and many others. As a writer, Dozois twice won the Nebula Award for best short story. He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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