- Series: Year's Best Science Fiction (Book 28)
- Paperback: 704 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 0028-New edition (July 5, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312569505
- ISBN-13: 978-0312569501
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 42 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,310,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection Paperback – July 5, 2011
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“This series remains an excellent resource.” ―Publishers Weekly
“This smorgasbord of thought-provoking fiction ensures that any reader will likely find something appealing.” ―Publishers Weekly on Gardner Dozois and The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-seventh Annual Collection
“Gardner Dozois's long-running ‘best of' series is rightly a favorite...Mr. Dozois picks fiction that deserves to be better known to a wide audience.” ―The Wall Street Journal on Gardner Dozois and The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-seventh Annual Collection
About the Author
GARDNER DOZOIS has been working in the science fiction field for more than thirty years. For twenty years he was the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction, during which he received the Hugo Award for Best Editor fifteen times.
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My five favorites are:
Robert Reed's "A History of Terraforming" follows a planetary engineer from his formative experiences in childhood through a career of increasing challenges. The journey is richer than its ending.
Ian Macleod's "Re-Crossing the Styx" introduces a future in which the wealthy can afford to prolong their lives indefinitely. With the daily help of someone they are sure they can trust.
Joe Haldeman's "Sleeping Dogs" follows a war veteran returning to a far-away battlefield to uncover a truth no longer available in his memory. Can this piece of the past be allowed into his present?
Yoon Ha Lee's "Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain" gets my vote for the best story in the collection. A woman guards an ancient weapon that can remove pieces of the past. Large pieces. The dialogue between the two main characters is reminiscent of the book-long bar discussion in The January Dancer.
Pat Cadigan's "The Taste of Night" reminds us that the remaining senses sharpen to compensate when one sense is lost. How might this work when a new sense is emerging?
This collection is recommended. All of the stories are clearly science fiction, although they cover a lot of ground from traditional space opera to the future of an alternate history. Only a couple of them are overly preachy about current social issues. Fewer than usual--just three--also appear in David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer's Year's Best SF 16. The investment of your money and time is well-returned. Enjoy!
This was an infill, had missed the Twenty-Eight Collection..... looking forward to the one from 2012 published this year... the Thirtieth Annual Collection....
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Truly disliked most stories in collection