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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty Fourth Annual Collection The twenty eight stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe into the very core of our beings to the realm of the gods and the moment just after now Included here are t

  • Title: The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection
  • Author: Gardner Dozois Cory Doctorow Ruth Nestvold Gregory Benford Justin Stanchfield Walter Jon Williams Greg Van Eekhout Robert Reed
  • ISBN: 9780312363345
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The twenty eight stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including Cory Doctorow Robert Charles Wilson Michael Swanwick Ian McDonald Benjamin Rosenbaum Kage BThe twenty eight stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including Cory Doctorow Robert Charles Wilson Michael Swanwick Ian McDonald Benjamin Rosenbaum Kage Baker Bruce McAllister Alastair Reynolds Jay Lake Ruth Nestvold Gregory Benford Justin Stanchfield Walter Jon Williams Greg Van Eekhout Robert Reed David D Levine Paul J McAuley Mary Rosenblum Daryl Gregory Jack Skillingstead Paolo Bacigalupi Greg Egan Elizabeth Bear Sarah Monette Ken MacLeod Stephen Baxter Carolyn Ives Gilman John Barnes A.M DellamonicaSupplementing the stories are the editor s insightful summation of the year s events and a 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.Contentsxiii Summation 2006 2007 essay by Gardner Dozois1 I, Row Boat 2006 novelette by Cory Doctorow28 Julian A Christmas Story 2006 novella by Robert Charles Wilson66 Tin Marsh 2006 novelette by Michael Swanwick81 The Djinn s Wife India 2047 2006 novelette by Ian McDonald112 The House Beyond Your Sky 2006 shortstory by Benjamin Rosenbaum121 Where the Golden Apples Grow 2006 novella by Kage Baker164 Kin 2006 shortstory by Bruce McAllister172 Si

    The Year s Best Science Fiction The Year s Best Science Fiction was a series of science fiction anthologies edited by American Gardner Dozois until his death in The series, which is unrelated to the similarly titled and themed Year s Best SF, was published by St Martin s Griffin The collections were produced annually for years starting in In the UK, the series was titled The Mammoth Book Of Best New Science Fiction and Best of the Best Years of the Year s Best Science Best of the Best Years of the Year s Best Science Fiction ISBN is a science fiction anthology edited by Gardner Dozois that was published in It is a special edition in The Year s Best Science Fiction series. Contents The book includes a page foreword by Robert Silverberg, a page preface by Dozois, and stories selected by Dozois from among prior annual World Photography Day of the year s best photo series World Photography Day of the year s best photo series Written by CNN Staff With Wednesday marking World Photography Day , CNN Style is looking back at Top Best Viral Videos of the Year YouTube Nov , Shopping Tap to unmute If playback doesn t begin shortly, try restarting your device You re signed out Videos you watch may be added to the TV s watch history and influence TV recommendations This Year Old Single Malt Is The Year s Best New Scotch Aug , The GlenDronach Distillery just unveiled its oldest single malt offering of the year Kingsman Edition is a super premium expression consisting of liquid from a Checking Donald Trump s claim on the economy that Ohio Sep , Ohio also lost manufacturing jobs in the final year of Obama s presidency, from January to , a loss of manufacturing jobs This followed gains of ,, , and , the Best of Phoenix The Biggest Local Music News of the Year Oct , Best Music Video Cameo Mike Olbinski s Storm Footage in Pearl Jam s Dance of the Clairvoyants Video It took a whopping seven years for Pearl Jam to Best Stocks for Roku Stock Will End the Year Strong hours agoBest Stocks for Roku Stock Will End the Year Strong Roku will be a long term winner as it grows its leadership in connected TV advertising best Ruth Bader Ginsburg quotes through the years Sep , The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg earned her Notorious RBG nickname through decades of fighting for equality, on the bench and off.

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    1. Gardner Dozois Cory Doctorow Ruth Nestvold Gregory Benford Justin Stanchfield Walter Jon Williams Greg Van Eekhout Robert Reed says:
      Gardner Raymond Dozois born July 23, 1947 is an American science fiction author and editor He was editor of Asimov s Science Fiction magazine from 1984 to 2004 He has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, both as an editor and a writer of short fiction entry Gardner Dozoisuscmillan author gardne

    Comment 476 on “The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection

    1. Alytha says:
      Veeery long and detailed review I, Row Boat, by Cory Doctorow Probably the first science fiction story about scuba diving that I ve read The pun in the title is to be taken literally too In the far future, Earth is a protected nature reserve Humans have long ago uploaded their consciousnesses to the internet, and all kinds of things have become conscious and sentient Robbie the row boat is just taking people who have downloaded into human shells to go diving on a reef, as usual, when it becomes [...]

    2. Sandi says:
      This collection of the best science fiction stories from 2006 is hit and miss Some of the stories were fabulous, like Where the Golden Apples Grow by Kage Baker and In the River by Justin Stanchfield I, Row Boat by Cory Doctorow, the first story in this anthology, was a silly story that was mostly a sci fi insider s joke I couldn t even finish Bow Shock by Gregory Benford because it was boring With the exception of the Benford story, most of the pieces selected were good to excellent This book i [...]

    3. April says:
      Took a while to work through this It wasn t what I thought it was, but found some new to me authors to take a look at

    4. Rob says:
      As with many Year s Best type anthologies, it s difficult to evaluate the collection as a whole Unlike a themed collection e.g Wastelands Stories of the Apocalypse , you can t easily ask how each story is helping to advance or otherwise round out the speculation or evaluation of that given theme But that s OK that s not why we pick up and read a collection like this And it s a hazard we re willing nay happy to take on.That said, the rating for the collection here is a computed average of my rati [...]

    5. Petr Polovodov says:
      It filled with good stories The last Nightingale is truly terrifying And Every hole is outlined is remarkably interesting

    6. Staci says:
      This was a short story in the Year s Best Sci Fi 24th edition I read this in one sitting, and I was surprised that I actually enjoyed it I found the concept of nerve linking interesting Being able to inahabit the body of someone else in a different place for a short period of time In this story, Mick, the main character, links with a different version of himself in another worldline to spend some time with his wife who is still alive in that world, but who had died in his version of the world I [...]

    7. James says:
      every single one of these collections is essential reading for true fans of science fiction short stories each lengthy volume has a stellar array of all mini genres and areas of powerfully influential science fiction hard science, speculative, steampunk, alien invasions, apocalyptic post apocalyptic, space opera, fantasy, aliens, monsters, horror ish, space travel, time travel, eco science, evolutionary, pre historic, parallel universes, extraterrestrials in each successive volume in the series [...]

    8. Rick says:
      I ve read the first 4 stories out of this I loved I Rowboat by Cory Doctorow of BingBing fame, Julian, a Christmas Store which is the beginning of the novel Julian Comstock that I really loved amzn B0074CQJ9S , Tin Marsh which is really great, reminiscent of Golden Age SF, really reminded me of Brightside Crossing by Alan E Nourse, and the Djinn s Wife which I really didn t like Djinn s Wife is a story about an Indian woman who marries an AI She goes though an abrupt attitude change that was nev [...]

    9. Chris C. says:
      After having skipped last year s best of collection, I was ready to jump head first into this tome I m glad I did ad this one was a but different than years past I m not sure if it was intentional, but this year s stories seemed a bit on the long side, which was nice They were generally longer that a regular short story, but shorter that a novella This allowed many of the authors to go into much detail and provide a much fuller, fleshed out story However, I do feel that many of the stories cou [...]

    10. Jon Mountjoy says:
      It s a big book 700 pages with about 28 stories I enjoyed The Djinn s Wife , Good Mountain , Nightingale Alastair Reynolds can t say I enjoyed his other story here, Signal to Noise , and others I found many were a little too real I think there s a resurgence in hard science fiction and political science fiction, for want of a better phrase , and while I enjoy it, I still long for the esoteric especially in a collection such as this For example, I enjoyed Julian A Christmas Story as a story but [...]

    11. Nicholas Whyte says:
      nwhytevejournal 1896524Most of these stories were indeed fresh for me four I think were Hugo nominees, and I d read a couple of others in other collections or possibly even in the original magazine publication As usual, Dozois shows excellent taste, though my 2007 records are not in good enough shape to tell me if I think he got a better or worse result than the Hugo or Nebula nomination system The story that stood out for me as a new discovery was Carolyn Ives Gilman s Okanoggan Falls , a distu [...]

    12. An Odd1 says:
      The Year s Best Science Fiction 24th Annual Collection of 2006 short stories was edited by Gardner Dozois I tried, I really tried, but could not finish Halfway were okay Where the golden apples grow by Kage Baker, and Incarnation Day by Walter Jon Williams about rebellious teens and sad, scary, romantic Home Movies by Mary Rosenblum They were overpowered by nightmare Damascus by Daryl Gregory, where pathetic transformed to joyous mad cow disease victims are terrorist missionaries to spread their [...]

    13. Florin Constantinescu says:
      Take me back to 2006, please If the retrospective anthology for the year was so good, you can only imagine how good the uncollected stories can also be.In possession of 8 extra ordinary stories the Wilson, the Williams, the Levine, the McAuley, the Rosenblum, the Baxter, the Gilman, and the Barnes , a lot of above average other stories and few to none useless unreadables, this makes the anthology one of the best that GD has edited.

    14. Nigel says:
      This slab of a volume ate up a few days in an enjoyable fashion The worst you can expect in a Dozois collection is worthy but dull and overlong Outright bad is very rare the stories are always sure to be well crafted and well written This edition is solid Nothing boring, nothing spectacularly stand out either Memorable ones included Yellow Card Man and Nightingale, both rather nightmarish Robbie The Row Boat was fun and clever A good collection, overall.

    15. Paul says:
      Another strong collection Highlights are Nightingale, a strong horror tale by Alastair Reynolds in his Sky s Edge setting, Bow Shock by Gregory Benford about the mundanities of an astronomer academic discovering the first evidence of alien life and The Highway Men by Ken MacLeod, a near future post global warming story.

    16. Kristen Bongard says:
      Some of the stories were really great Some were disturbing That s what I like about short stories in collections like this You get a bunch of lots of things Many will stay with me Some I wish didn t But some will make me think I hope some develop in to books I will read these books Short stories are such an interesting medium They are very fun to read from time to time.

    17. Matt Howard says:
      Other reviewers have commented on the improved quality of this edition in comparison to recent years I certainly agree I think it s because this year s stories are less self consciously trying to be literary, and are focused on a tight story.

    18. Kenny says:
      2006 best of the year anthology This series has consistent quality over the years I always find a few stories that are excellent, and all the stories are worth reading If you like short stories, this is a great anthology to pick up Highly recommended.

    19. Aletheia says:
      Some weren t that great, but I adored The Nightingale, The Djinn s Wife, The Pacific Mystery, Kin, Signal to Noise, Incarnation Day, Okanoggan Falls this one made me cry , The Town on the Blighted Sea, and the Pacific Mystery D

    20. John Devlin says:
      If you read one sci fi book a year, this is the one Always stories of high caliber with a few tossed in that will keep you thinking weeks later, not to mention the collection is a primer for what science and technology everyone will be talking about five to ten years from now.

    21. Alan says:
      Best stories Julian A Christmas Story Robert Charles WilsonSignal to Noise Alastair ReynoldsGood Mountain Robert ReedHome Movies Mary RosenblumLife on the Preservation Jack Skillingstead

    22. Craig Bolton says:
      The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty Fourth Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois 2007

    23. Cooper says:
      I can t get enough of Sci Fi short stories and Mr Dozois always picks gems The stories run the gamut in style scope and almost all left me with a satisfied smile.


    24. Andy says:
      another excellent collection from the Master editor

    25. Patrick says:
      12 10 11 Tin Marsh by Michael Swanwick12 12 11 The Big Ice by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold12 16 11 Damascus by Daryl Gregory12 18 11 The Pacific Mystery by Stephen Baxter

    26. bluetyson says:
      The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty Fourth Annual Collection Year s Best Science Fiction 2007

    27. Emily says:
      4.5 stars A really great collection I forward to finding other years and reading them, too.

    28. Joseph says:
      Some great stories, some not so great stories Definitely required reading for Sci fi fans.

    29. Wm says:
      A preoccupation with AI s and humanity living on networks, but some very good stories in this edition There s even a Cory Doctorow story that I actually liked.

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