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

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Gardner Dozois
Macmillan, Jul 6, 2010 - Fiction - 688 pages
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The thirty-two 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:

John Barnes, Elizabeth Bear, Damien Broderick, Karl Bunker, Paul Cornell, Albert E. Cowdrey, Ian Creasey, Steven Gould, Dominic Green, Nicola Griffith, Alexander Irvine, John Kessel, Ted Kosmatka, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Rand B. Lee, Paul McAuley, Ian McDonald, Maureen F. McHugh, Sarah Monette, Michael Poore, Robert Reed, Adam Roberts, Chris Roberson, Mary Rosenblum, Geoff Ryman, Vandana Singh, Bruce Sterling, Lavie Tidhar, James Van Pelt, Jo Walton, Peter Watts, Robert Charles Wilson, and John C. Wright.

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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I wanted to like it better. I wanted it to sit next to another edition of The Year's Best. It is going back to circulation. Although Vernor Vinge's "The Cookie Monster", Terry Dowling's "Flashmen ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eliot Parulidae - Goodreads

The 2007 edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction is weak for a Dorzois anthology; I even quit a few stories halfway through. Still, there were some standouts. The best by far was "Kiosk" by Bruce ... Read full review

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Contents

UTRIUSQUE COSMI
1
A STORY WITH BEANS
18
UNDER THE SHOUTING SKY
25
EVENTS PRECEDING THE HELVETICAN RENAISSANCE
32
USELESS THINGS
55
BLACK SWAN
68
CRIMES AND GLORY
86
SEVENTH FALL
127
MONGOOSE
296
PARADISO LOST
312
IT TAKES TWO
353
BLOCKED
377
SOLACE
391
ACT ONE
404
TWILIGHT OF THE GODS
441
BLOOD DAUBER
459

BUTTERFLY BOMB
141
INFINITIES
154
THINGS UNDONE
175
ON THE HUMAN PLAN
205
THE ISLAND
213
THE INTEGRITY OF THE CHAIN
240
LION WALK
246
ESCAPE TO OTHER WORLDS WITH SCIENCE FICTION
274
THREE LEAVES OF ALOE
282
THIS WIND BLOWING AND THIS TIDE
486
HAIR
502
BEFORE MY LAST BREATH
521
ONE OF OUR BASTARDS IS MISSING
535
EDISONS FRANKENSTEIN
553
EROSION
567
VISHNU AT THE CAT CIRCUS
577
2009
633
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GARDNER DOZOIS has been working in the science fiction field for more than thirty years. For twenty years he was the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction, during which time he received the Hugo Award for Best Editor fifteen times.

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