The Year's Best Science Fiction by Gardner R. Dozois
Sixteenth Annual Collection

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Science Fiction routinely explores the future, but it takes the hand of a master to capture the farthest reaches of time -- futures almost unimaginably distant. The Furthest Horizon collects 17 of the most inventive and audacious visions of the future by many acclaimed writers, including:

Brian Aldiss -- Poul Anderson -- Avram Davidson -- Joe Haldeman -- Alexander Jablokov -- Paul J. McAuley -- Ian McDonald -- Michael Moorcock -- Frederik Pohl -- Robert Reed -- Keith Roberts -- Robert Silverberg -- Cordwainer Smith -- James Tiptree, Jr. -- Jack Vance -- Walter Jon Williams -- Gene Wolfe

 

About Gardner R. Dozois

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Gardner Dozois is a highly esteemed author and Hugo Award-winning editor of several SF anthologies and, for twenty years, "Asimov's Science Fiction" magazine.
 
Published July 1, 1999 by Bluejay Books. 609 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Le Guin and from Robert Charles Wilson) as do alternate worlds (an American variant from Howard Waldrop, a British one from Ian R.

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Ian McDonald pens a chapbook sequel to his acclaimed novel Evolution’s Shore, taking as the wild premise of “Tendeléo’s Story” alien invaders who eat up Africa, digest it, and turn it into something utterly new.

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"The Old Cosmonaut and the Construction Worker Dream of Mars" by Ian McDonald is simultaneously an elegy for both manned space flight and the pristine worlds those astronauts dreamed of exploring.

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Publishers Weekly

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With stories that run the gamut from alternate history to strange admixtures of SF and fantasy to bizarrely inexplicable worlds, and with authors ranging from big names to first-timers, Hugo-winner Dozois shows off the dazzling range of the genre in his annual compendium.

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As much science mystery as science fiction, Charles Sheffield's ``A Braver Thing'' is related by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who examines himself, his work and his memories of the more brilliant but profoundly disturbed friend who--quite literally, in this case--made it all possible.

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(Nearly half the stories, by page count, come from the Dozois-edited Asimov's Science Fiction.) A number are flawed (``hard'' SF stories about ``aliens'' that think just like humans) or unremarkable, but these are outweighed by many fine pieces and by standouts such as LeGuin's ``Forgiveness Day,...

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The Wall Street Journal

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Readers of so-called literary fiction may lament that it is no longer a staple of mass-circulation magazines—that the short story is now a hothouse form produced mostly for fellow creative-writing students—but lovers of science-fiction stories are in the enviable position of having too much to...

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Open Letters Monthly

There’s some lazy writing on display here – a recurrence of tentacles, too many separate entities referred to as “the Other,” a curiously encouraging prominence given to the planet Mars – but on balance Dozois has once again excelled at finding the great stories buried in a year’s worth of scienc...

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SF Signal

The subplot of the stolen script signed by Rudolph Valentino gave it a little more substance than most stories Note: This is one of Baker’s Company stories “Night of Time” by Robert Reed [2003 short story] (Rating: ) [Read 09/17/04] Note: I read this in September 2004 as part of David G.

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SF Signal

“A Story, With Beans” by Steven Gould (originally reviewed in The Year’s Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 2 edited by Allan Kaster) is actually a story within a story.

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SF Signal

(See my reviews of previous editions: #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25, #26, and #27.) Although I found three stories hovering in the mediocre range (and some of them the longest stories in this anthology), I also found seven stories to be superb.

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