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The year's best science fiction : twenty-sixth annual collection

Author: Gardner R Dozois
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Contains thirty short stories chosen by the editor as the best in science fiction for 2008, including selections by Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Gwyneth Jones, and others, and features a summation of the year's events, as well as a list of honorable mentions.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gardner R Dozois
ISBN: 0312551045 9780312551049 9780312551056 0312551053
OCLC Number: 276335024
Description: xlviii, 639 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Summation: 2008 --
Turing's apple / Stephen Baxter --
From Babel's fall'n glory we fled / Michael Swanwick --
The gambler / Paolo Bacigalupi --
Boojum / Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette --
The six directions of space / Alastair Reynolds --
N-words / Ted Kosmatka --
An eligible boy / Ian McDonald --
Shining armour / Dominic Green --
The hero / Karl Schroeder --
Evil robot monkey / Mary Robinette Kowal --
Five thrillers / Robert Reed --
The sky that wraps the world round, past the blue and into the black / Jay Lake --
Incomers / Paul McAuley --
Crystal nights / Greg Egan --
The egg man / Mary Rosenblum --
His master's voice / Hannu Rajamiemi --
The political prisoner / Charles Coleman Finlay --
Balancing accounts / James L. Cambias --
Special economics / Maureen McHugh --
Days of wonder / Geoff Ryman --
City of the dead / Paul McAuley --
The voyage out / Gywneth Jones --
The illustrated biography of Lord Grimm / Daryl Gregory --
G-Men / Kristine Kathryn Rusch --
The Erdmann nexus / Nancy Kress --
Old friends / Garth Nix --
The ray gun: a love story / James Alan Gardner --
Lester Young and the Jupiter Moon's blues / Gord Sellar --
Butterfly, falling at dawn / Aliette de Bodard --
The tear / Ian McDonald --
Honorable mentions: 2008.
Responsibility: edited by Gardner Dozois.

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