THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Tenth (10th) Annual Collection.

Anthology - signed] Dozois, Gardner, editor; Connie Willis, Joe Haldeman, Jonathan Lethem, and Terry Bisson, signed.

ISBN 10: 0312094248 / ISBN 13: 9780312094249
Published by New York: St Martin's, (1993.), 1993
Soft cover
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SIGNED first edition - First printing, a large trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover. 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 FOUR authors at their stories: Connie Willis (Even the Queen), Terry Bisson (Two Guys from the Future), Joe Haldeman (Graves) and Jonathan Lethem (The Elvis National Theater of Okinawa.) Also includes stories by Nancy Kress, Pat Cadigan, Frederik Pohl, Arthur C. Clarke, Kate Wilhelm, Robert Silverberg, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Ian McDonald and more, along with the editor's annual summary of the year - 1992 - and his list of Honorable Mentions. Cover advertises 'more than 250,000 words of fantastic fiction'. xxxvi, 586 pp. Very good condition (binding cracked between 208-9, bookstore stamp on first page.). Bookseller Inventory # 54882

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Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (1993.)

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Collecting twenty-eight of the best short stories and novellas from science fiction veterans and new talents, including Frederick Pohl and Robert Silverberg, this anthology also includes a summary of the year in SF and a recommended reading list.

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As the number of entries dwindles (28 last time, 24 this), the average length increases; here, take out the two novellas previously published as independent hardcovers (Michael Swanwick's Griffin's Egg and Frederik Pohl's Outnumbering the Dead) and the short-story version of Arthur C. Clarke's latest novel, The Hammer of Gold (p. 492), and 1992's Best SF begins to look decidedly hyperbolic. Still, veteran Kate Wilhelm's sharp, affecting tale of a lonely man helping a mutant child evade capture by predatory government agents is a standout. Again, Connie Willis not only writes a story about menstruation but succeeds in making it funny. Similarly amusing is Terry Bisson's foray into art and time travel. On the other side of the coin, Ian R. MacLeod weighs in with a creepy, unpleasantly fascinating future coming-of-age yarn; Joe Haldeman encounters some horrible Vietnam corpses; Nancy Kress portrays a grim future US with genetic screening and without medical insurance. And Tom Maddox writes tellingly of how real science is done or, rather, distorted by scientists. Also on the agenda, with less variety than usual: alternate worlds, time travel, computer personalities, art history and ecology, a spiritual crisis, labor camps, future grunge, artificial intelligence, literary figures, celebrities, names, and technology. Finally, a disappointing entry in a hitherto superlative series. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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