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The year's best science fiction : eighth annual collection

Author: Gardner R Dozois; Michael Whelan
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gardner R Dozois; Michael Whelan
ISBN: 0312060084 9780312060084 0312060092 9780312060091
OCLC Number: 24036354
Description: xxxii, 624 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Summation: 1990 --
Mr. Boy / James Patrick Kelly --
The Shobie's story / Ursula K. Le Guin --
The caress / Greg Egan --
A braver thing / Charles Sheffield --
We see things differently / Bruce Sterling --
And the angels sing / Kate Wilhelm --
Past magic / Ian R. MacLeod --
Bears discover fire / Terry Bisson --
The all-consuming / Lucius Shepard and Robert Frazier --
Personal silence / Molly Gloss --
Invaders / John Kessel --
The Cairene purse / Michael Moorcock --
The coon rolled down and ruptured his larinks : a squeezed novel by Mr. Skunk / Dafydd ab Hugh --
Tower of Babylon / Ted Chiang --
The death artist / Aleaxander Jablokov --
The first since ancient Persia / John Brunner --
Inertia / Nancy Kress --
Learning to be me / Greg Egan --
Cibola / Connie Willis --
Walking the moons / Jonathan Letham --
Rainmaker cometh / Ian McDonald --
Hot sky / Robert Silverberg --
White city / Lewis Shiner --
Love and sex among the invertebrates / Pat Murphy --
The Hemingway hoax / Joe Haldeman --
Honorable mention.
Responsibility: Gardner Dozois, editor.

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"The Diamond Drill" by Charles Sheffield - Dr. Purcell is a diamond smuggler who is able to get past the machine at customs because his diamonds are made from Carbon-14 and fail the density test for diamonds made of Carbon-12.

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