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The year's best science fiction : fifteenth annual collection
Dozois, Gardner R.
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New York : St. Martin's Press, [1998]

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lxii, 623 pages ; 25 cm
Beauty in the night / Second skin / Steamship soldier on the information front / Reasons to be cheerful / Moon six / We will drink a fish together-- / Escape route / Itsy Bitsy Spider / A spy in Europa / Undiscovered / Echoes / Getting to know you / balinese dancer / Marrow / Heart of whitenesse / Wisdom of Old Earth / Pipes of Pan / Crossing Chao Meng Fu / Yeyuka / Frost painting / Lethe / Winter fire / Nevermore / Ian R. MacLeod -- Open veins / After Kerry / Masque of Agamemnon / Gulliver at home / A cold, dry cradle
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PS648.S3 Y4 1998C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The definitive annual anthology in the science fiction field. In this mammoth book, Dozios has once again assembled a fine mixture of new talent and well-known writers, including Lucius Shepard, Robert Silverberg, Kim Stanley Robinson and more.

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Booklist Review

When he launched it, Dozois' annual was the first of its kind in some time that was big enough to really represent a year's short sf output. It still is, although shorter sf is not flourishing as prolifically and, with the decline of the sf magazine, is harder to track. This year's helping includes hardy perennials such as Robert Silverberg and Nancy Kress, as well as Gregory Benford with new collaborator Stephen Baxter, and a host of other accomplished short-fictioneers with varying degrees of professional seniority, for Dozois casts his net across the whole range of shorter-length sf. The stories are, on the average, highly readable. Figure in the usual year-in-review sections, not available for review, and the lengthy list of honorably mentioned stories that Dozois didn't include, and you have yet another sturdy pillar of the sf collection. --Roland Green

Publisher's Weekly Review

There's little doubt that Dozois (Dying for It) is to the 1980s and 1990s what John W. Campbell Jr., was to the 1940s and 1950sÄthe finest editor in the world of short SF. Asimov's, which he edits, routinely earns half or more of the short-fiction nominations for the Hugo and Nebula awards each year, and his anthologies are equally strong. This collection features nine clearly deserving stories from Asimov's, plus 19 other excellent pieces from the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Analog, Science Fiction Age, Interzone and a variety of original anthologies and less well-known magazines. The stories range widely in type, from the highly literate work of John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly to the hard SF of G. David Nordley and Geoffrey A. Landis; from the alternate history of William Sanders and Howard Waldrop to the upscale space opera of Walter Jon Williams and Robert Reed. Among the best-known writers represented are Robert Silverberg, Nancy Kress and Gregory Benford. Of particular interest is the large number of non-American writers. Brits Paul J. McAuley, Stephen Baxter, Peter F. Hamilton, Gwyneth Jones, Ian McDonald and Brian Stableford, along with the hot Australian writer Greg Egan (represented by two stories), contribute nearly half the volume. Also included are Dozois's usual summation of the year in SF and his valuable list of honorable mentions. This anthology represents contemporary SF at its very best. (June) FYI: Dozois is a nine-time winner of the Hugo Award for best editor. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved