THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Seventeenth (17th) Annual Collection

Anthology, signed] Dozois, Gardner,editor. MIchael Swanwick, Karl Schroeder and Mike Resnick, signed; Hal Clement, Alastair Reynolds, Kage Baker, Ben Bova, and others, contributors\.

ISBN 10: 0312262752 / ISBN 13: 9780312262754
Published by New York: St Martin's, (2000.) dj, 2000
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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 THREE authors: Swanwick at his story 'Scherzo with Tryrannosaurs', Karl Schroeder at "The Dragon of Pripyap" and Resnick at his story "Hothouse Flowers." Included in this volume are stories by Michael Swanwick, Mike Resnick, Hal Clement, Alastair Reynolds, Kage Baker, Ben Bova, Robert Silverberg, Frederik Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson, Tanith Lee and others, along with the editor's annual summary of the year - 1999 - and his list of Honorable Mentions. Cover advertises'more than 250,000 words of fantastic fiction'. lxii, 766 pp. Good only in a good dustjacket (crinkling from dampness to bottom edge of textblock.). Bookseller Inventory # 40643

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Title: THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Seventeenth...

Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (2000.) dj

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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In science fiction's early days, stories often looked past 1984 to the year 2000 as the far unknowable future. Here now, on the brink of the twenty-first century, the future remains as distant and as unknowable as ever . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore it with delightful results:

Collected in this anthology are such imaginative gems as:

"The Wedding Album" by David Marusek. In a high-tech future, the line between reality and simulation has grown thin . . . and it's often hard to tell who's on what side.

"Everywhere" by Geoff Ryman. Do the people who live in utopian conditions ever recognize them as such?

"Hatching the Phoenix" by Frederik Pohl. One of science fiction's Grand Masters returns with a star-crossing tale of the Heechee---the enigmatic, vanished aliens whose discarded technology guides mankind through the future.

"A Hero of the Empire" by Robert Silverberg. Showing that the past is as much a province of the imagination as the future, this novelette returns to an alternate history when the Roman Empire never fell to show us just how the course of history can be altered.

The twenty-seven stories in this collection imaginatively take us to nearby planets and distant futures, into the past and into universes no larger than a grain of sand. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents.

Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy 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. Since 1985, he has been the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine, during which time he has received the Hugo Award for Best Editor eleven times. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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