The Year's Best Science Fiction by Gardner Dozois
Twelfth Annual Collection

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A consistently award-winning collection once again provides the best science fiction stories of the year, featuring work by veterans and newcomers including Michael Bishop, Nancy Kress, Ursula Le Guin, Mike Resnick, Geoff Ryman, Brian Stableford, and many others.
 

About Gardner 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, 1995 by St Martins Pr.
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Dozois's Year's Best, like any successful representative of a large constituency, sometimes suffers from blandness and inconsistency. As usual, it's oversized--23 stories, nearly 600 pages--and includ

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Dozois's Year's Best, like any successful representative of a large constituency, sometimes suffers from blandness and inconsistency. As usual, it's oversized--23 stories, nearly 600 pages--and includ

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Robert Silverberg tells the reassuring story of lasting wedded bliss among humans who take immortality for granted, while Gwyneth Jones depicts cyberspace as just another hot spot for cheap but necessary sex.

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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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(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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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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One new thing Dozois did in his introduction is to include a listing of some of the science fiction websites, both fiction and news-based, which can be found on the web (including a fine review of the SF Site, which never hurts -- Ed.) Once I finish reading Dozois's summation each year,...

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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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[The following story was originally reviewed as part of a 2008 Hugo Award Short Fiction Nominees reading project.] “Tideline” by Elizabeth Bear could be considered a small-scale post-apocalyptic story — there’s no definite description, as such, but the clues are there — and that serves as a grea...

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“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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(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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