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The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois (ed)
Review by Ernest Lilley
St. Martin's Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 0312363354
Date: 10 July 2007 List Price $21.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Gardner Dozois' annual collection of short (though there is a considerable amount of longish stuff here) science fiction is a must read for anyone with an interest in the genre, whether it's to find out where the field is heading or simply to enjoy what the editor has gleaned from his panning for gold in the past year of science fiction.

Selected Story Reviews

Tin Marsh by Michael Swanwick / The Djinn's Wife by Ian McDonald / The House Beyond Your Sky by Benjamin Rosenbaum / Where The Golden Apples Grow by Kage Baker / Kin by Bruce McAllister / Signal To Noise by Alistair Reynolds / The Big Ice by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestold / Bow Shock by Gregory Benford / In the River by Justin Stanchfield / Incarnation Day by Walter Jon Williams / As Far As You Can Go by Greg van Eckhout / Good Mountain by Robert Reed / I Hold My Father's Paws by David E. Levine / Dead Men Walking by Paul J. McAuley / Home Movies by Mary Rosenblum

From official release/information:

Book Description: 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 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. Dellamonica
Supplementing 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.

(Source: St. Martin's)

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