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Year's Best SF 16 (Year's Best SF Series) Mass Market Paperback – May 31, 2011
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The finest selections from a banner year for short-form science fiction, Year's Best SF 16 is the boldest, most eye-opening compilation to date from acclaimed, award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer—brilliant visions, both dark and hopeful, of what might await humankind over tomorrow's horizon.
About the Author
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, critic, and anthologist, and was coeditor of the Year's Best Fantasy and Year's Best SF series. A consulting editor at Tor Books, she won a World Fantasy Award for her anthology The Architecture of Fear.
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Top Customer Reviews
Here are the five stories I liked most:
Benjamin Crowell's "Petopia" features a cute, cuddly little plush toy with enough artificial intelligence to enlighten an innocent child. Then somebody throws it into the trash.
Terry Bisson's "About It" is a first-person account from a janitor who sneaks Bigfoot out of the genetics lab so he can spend his time around the house. Everyone seems so understanding about it.
Cat Sparks' "All the Love in the World" is about the end of the narrator's world. The actual end of global civilization is part of the background.
David Langford's "Graffiti in the Library of Babel" shows humanity's reaction to subtle messages "tagged" into a formerly-secure library. It shares enjoyable elements with Fred Lerner's "Rosetta Stone" in Year's Best SF 5.
Brenda Cooper's "The Hebras and the Demons and the Damned" is about colonists trying to domesticate giraffe-like herbivores on their new planet. If you like this story, you might read The Silver Ship and the Sea and its sequels, which are set on the same planet.
Most of the stories were good or better, but some didn't do it for me.Read more ›
SF still lives in these wonderful short stories.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have to say I didn't read this myself, it was a gift for my 14 yr old. He thought the stories were boring in general. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by TechGuy
I initially purchased this for a class, but the stories turned out to be very entertaining. I'm considering perhaps purchasing some of the other "Year's Best SF --"Published on October 28, 2012 by Aoisatomi
not enough stories for the money, but a nice mix. would buy on sale just not full price. thta thats all you getPublished on August 7, 2012 by Leah