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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 SIX authors at their stories: Nancy Kress, Michael Cassutt, Mike Resnick, Gregorry Benford at "Immersion"; Blaylock at 'Thirteen Phantasms" and by Swanwick at "The Dead." Included in this volume are stories by Gregory Benford, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Tony Daniel, James P. Blaylock, Bud Sparhawk, John Kessel, Paul Park, Ian McDonald, Robert Silverberg, Jim Cowan, Maureen F. McHugh, Bruce Sterling, Gregory Feeley, Michael Cassutt, Mike Resnick, Gwyneth Jones, Charles Sheffield, Robert Reed, Steven Utley, William Barton, Gene Wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Cherry Wilder, Damien Broderick, Walter Jon Williams, Stephen Baxter, and Tony Daniel, ,along with the editor's annual summary of the year - 1996 - and his list of Honorable Mentions. Dustjacket advertises'more than 250,000 words of fantastic fiction'. lxii, 752 pp. Very good in a good dust jacket (light creasing to the first few pages, rubbing to the ends of the dj spine and corners of folds.). Bookseller Inventory # 32329

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Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (1997.) dj

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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A volume of an editor's favorite short science fiction pieces showcases the work of Gregory Benford, Tony Daniel, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Maureen F. McHugh, Paul Park, Robert Silverberg, Bruce Sterling, and other notable authors. 25,000 first printing.


This annual anthology series has become a science fiction institution, and deservedly so. Gardner Dozois, unquestionably one of the field's finest editors, has a sharp eye when it comes to selecting the best short stories published in the genre, whether they come from his own magazine Asimov's Science Fiction or obscure, small-press zines. This year's picks include authors such as Gregory Benford, Michael Swanwick, Bruce Sterling, Charles Sheffield, and Steven Baxter. Those interested in the professional side of science fiction will find Dozois's annual summation--a sort of State of the Union address for the genre--invaluable.

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