SIGNED first edition - First printing, a 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 SEVEN authors: by Dozois on the title page and by Joe Haldeman, Allen Steele, Robert Reed, Pat Cadigan, Michael Swanwick and John Patrick Kelly at their stories. Also included in this volume are stories by Dan Simmons, Ian R. MacLeod, Terry Bisson, John Kessel, Greg Egan, Nancy Kress, Ursula LeGuin and others, along with the editor's annual summary of the year - 1995 - and his list of Honorable Mentions. Cover advertises 'more than 250,000 words of fantastic fiction'. 592 pp. Cover art by Bob Eggleton. Very good in illustrated wrappers (crease on spine, corners bumped, minor wear to covers, overall tight and clean.) LIMITED TIME SALE: All prices shown have been REDUCED by 25% for the ABEBOOKS SALE. Free wrapping on request. Dust jackets are protected with archival covers, and books are carefully packed for shipping. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A consistently award-winning collection once again provides the best science fiction stories of the year, featuring work by veterans and newcomers including Michael Bishop, Nancy Kress, Ursula Le Guin, Mike Resnick, Geoff Ryman, Brian Stableford, and many others.
From Publishers Weekly:
Dozois's Year's Best, like any successful representative of a large constituency, sometimes suffers from blandness and inconsistency. As usual, it's oversized?23 stories, nearly 600 pages?and includes a variety of types of SF as well as near-horror, fantasy and humor. Five of the stories are final nominees for Nebulas, and two new "Hainish" stories by Ursula LeGuin were nominated for Tiptree Awards; "The Matter of Segrri" won. No story here is less than competent and professional; but, with a few exceptions, there is a voiceless sameness in the writing, practically a house style, that over so many pages grows tedious. (Nearly half the stories, by page count, come from the Dozois-edited Asimov's Science Fiction.) A number are flawed ("hard" SF stories about "aliens" that think just like humans) or unremarkable, but these are outweighed by many fine pieces and by standouts such as LeGuin's "Forgiveness Day," perhaps the best story in the book; Eliot Fintushel's "New Wave"-like "Ylem"; William Sanders's "Going After Old Man Alabama" and Terry Bisson's "The Hole in the Hole," both of which are winning and funny; Katherine Kerr's chilling "Asylum"; and Michael Bishop's grand and humane "Cri de Coeur." Dozois's intelligently and ably put-together anthology does its stated job as well as any one book or editor could. Even with competition, it would still be the best of the Best.
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Title: THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Thirteenth ...
Publisher: New York: St Martin's, (1996.)
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