The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection

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The twenty-eight 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:
* Cory Doctorow * Robert Charles Wilson * Michael Swanwick * Ian McDonald * Benjamin Rosenbaum * Kage Baker * Bruce McAllister * Alastair Reynolds * Jay Lake * Ruth Nestvold * Gregory Benford * Justin Stanchfield * Walter Jon Williams * Greg Van Eekhout * Robert Reed * David D. Levine * Paul J. McAuley * Mary Rosenblum * Daryl Gregory * Jack Skillingstead * Paolo Bacigalupi * Greg Egan * Elizabeth Bear * Sarah Monette * Ken MacLeod * Stephen Baxter * Carolyn Ives Gilman * John Barnes * A.M. Dellamonica
Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

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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 time he received the Hugo Award for Best Editor fifteen times. 

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In assembling the twenty-fourth edition of this celebrated annual, veteran editor Dozois stuck to the formula he has used for all the previous 23 volumes by picking personal favorites. The lack of any stricter editorial guidelines may be surprising, but Dozois' keen eye for craftsmanship has helped him compile superior collections year in and year out, and it doesn't fail him now. Volume 24 presents more than two-dozen authors expanding on themes ranging from the loss of culture on a postapocalyptic Earth to life on a terraformed Mars. In the opening story, by Cory Doctorow, an AI-enhanced rowboat is unsettled enough by a religion called Asimovism to contemplate electronic suicide. Michael Swanwick's Tin Marsh recounts the fate of two isolated Venusian miners who begin to loathe each other. Other tales describe a human child's alliance with an alien assassin, explore humanity's fate in neighboring universes, and more, much more. Veterans and rising stars alike ensure the continued vitality of a series that is the standard-bearer of sf's leading edge. Hays, Carl

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