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David G. Hartwell is a senior editor of Tor/Forge Books. His doctorate is in Comparative Medieval Literature. He is the proprietor of Dragon Press, publisher and bookseller, which publishes The New York Review of Science Fiction, and the president of David G. Hartwell, Inc. He is the author of Age of Wonders and the editor of many anthologies, including The Dark Descent, The World Treasury of Science Fiction, The Hard SF Renaissance, The Space Opera Renaissance, and a number of Christmas anthologies, among others. Recently he co-edited his fifteenth annual paperback volume of Year's Best SF, and co-edited the ninth Year's Best Fantasy. John Updike, reviewing The World Treasury of Science Fiction in The New Yorker, characterized him as a "loving expert." He is on the board of the IAFA, is co-chairman of the board of the World Fantasy Convention, and an administrator of the Philip K. Dick Award. He has won the Eaton Award, the World Fantasy Award, and has been nominated for the Hugo Award forty times to date, winning as Best Editor in 2006, 2008, and 2009.
Kathryn Cramer is a writer and anthologist. She won a World Fantasy Award for best anthology for The Architecture of Fear, co-edited with Peter Pautz; she was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for her anthology Walls of Fear. She co-edits anthologies with David G. Hartwell, such as the huge anthologies of hard sf The Ascent of Wonder, The Space Opera Renaissance, and The Hard SF Renaissance, and does the annual Year's Best Fantasy and the Year's Best SF with him. She is an editor of The New York Review of Science Fiction, for which she has been nominated for the Hugo Award seventeen times. Her dark fantasy hypertext, In Small and Large Pieces, was published by Eastgate Systems, Inc. She is employed by Wolfram Research and by L. W. Currey, Inc.
I like rich, interesting, mind-bending scifi with good character development.
He found it an interesting book of short stories as he could finish one in a sitting; also, he was able to read some of the new offerings for the year this way.
I read and enjoyed each of the 21 stories in David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer's collection from 2008 science fiction stories.
There are imaginative stories here. I particularly liked "Pump Six" and "The Scarecrow's Boy". But there's also too many clunkers, and they tend to clunk for the same reason. Read morePublished on December 20, 2010 by RaDadIndy
I usually make it a (sometimes hurtful) habit to ingest these yearly anthologies. I grabbed this one at the library last week and, as tropish as it sounds, haven't been able to... Read morePublished on August 19, 2010 by Christopher N. Parker
I purchased this as a gift for my son-in-law who is a sci-fi enthusiast. My daughter said that as soon as it arrived he sat right down that evening and began reading it. Read morePublished on October 26, 2009 by Reading On
This is a well chosen collection. I enjoy the format for the SF## series. The short introductory bios, with web addresses, allow me to further explore the authors of stories I... Read morePublished on October 6, 2009 by Flapjack