In the heart of the new millennium, worlds beyond our imagination have opened up, blurring the line between life and art. Embracing the challenges and possibilities of cyberspace, genetics, the universe, and beyond, the world of science fiction has become a porthole into the realities of tomorrow. In The Year’s Best Science Fiction Twenty-eighth Annual Collection our very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world with such compelling stories as:
“Chicken Little”: The Locus Award-winning author Cory Doctorow shows us a future where the rich keep getting richer, and intend to stay that way--no matter what.
“The Starship Mechanic”: Jay Lake and Ken Scholes join forces for a wry story that shows us that a workman is only as good as his tools—and that some of those tools are specialized for some very weird tasks indeed.
“The Night Train”: The prolific writer Lavie Tidhar brings us on a vivid, violent, and bizarre journey on The Night Train, where few of the passengers are what they appear to be, and death can strike from nowhere at any second along the way…
The thirty-three short 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:
Aliette de Bodard
Geoffrey A. Landis
Yoon Ha Lee,
Ian R. MacLeod
Allen M. Steele
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.