THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Eighth (8th) Annual Collection.

Anthology, signed[ Dozois, Gardner (editor) Connie Willis, James Patrick Kelly, Ian McDonald and Nancy Kress, signed.

ISBN 10: 0312060084 / ISBN 13: 9780312060084
Published by New York: St Martin's, (1991.) dj, 1991
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SIGNED hardcover - Book club edition. One of the best and most significant anthologies of modern science fiction, with works by established prize-winning writers and newcomers to the field.SIGNED by FIVE authors: by Dozois on the title page and by Connie Willis, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress and Ian MacDonald at their stories. Included are stories by James Patrick Kelly, John Kress, Connie Willis, Ian McDonald, Joe Haldeman, Terry Bisson, Greg Egan, Molly Gloss, Michael Moorcock, Jonathan Lethem, Lucius Shepard, John Brunner, Pat McCarthy and others, along with the editor's annual summary of the year - 1990 - and his list of Honorable Mentions. Cover advertises'more than 250,000 words of fantastic fiction'. xxxii, 624 pp. Good in good dust jacket (spine sunken, light edgewear to the dj.). Bookseller Inventory # 49167

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Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (1991.) dj

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Collects short stories exploring themes of time and space travel, self-discovery, and science and technology.

From Kirkus Reviews:

Another bumper crop of 25 tales culled from 1990's output, with no real standouts but maintaining a high standard overall. The famous names weigh in: Robert Silverberg (climatic change), Joe Haldeman (a short version of his recent missing-Hemingway- manuscripts novel), John Brunner (immortality), Michael Moorcock (a future Third World), Ursula K. Le Guin (a Hainish tale), and Kate Wilhelm's alien castaway. Not to forget such almost-as-famous contributors as: Bruce Sterling (religious-cultural clashes), Terry Bisson (the hilarious ``Bears Discover Fire''), Lucius Shepard and Robert Frazier (a chiller), Nancy Kress (disease colonies), Connie Willis (a comic modern El Dorado), Lewis Shiner (a what-if involving Nikola Tesla), and Pat Murphy (robot sex). And the remaining tales are equally diverse and stimulating, from longevity, chimeras, physics, cosmology, and transferable memories to rainmakers, alien invaders, and computer-reality. Another in a virtually indispensable series. Pity the price has gone into orbit, though. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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