Year's Best SF 8

Year's Best SF 8

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The best science fiction short stories of 2002 and 2003, selected by David G. Hartwell, one of the most respected editors in the field.

The short story is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas in science fiction today. It is where the hot new authors emerge and where the beloved giants of the field continue to publish.

Now, building on the success of the first seven volumes, Eos will once again present a collection of the best stories of the year in mass market format. Here, gathered by David G. Hartwell, one of the most respected editors in the field, are stories with visions of tomorrow and yesterday, of the strange and the familiar, of the unknown and the unknowable.

With stories from some of the best and brightest names in science fiction, the Year's Best SF 8 and SF9 is an indispensable guide for every science fiction fan.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 106.68 x 167.64 x 33.02mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 006106453X
  • 9780061064531

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166 ratings
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4 48% (79)
3 27% (44)
2 5% (9)
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This is Hartwell\'s selection of the best stories of 2002: of his 23 choices, I think I count precisely one which made it to the Nebula shortlist, and two which were Hugo nominees (one of which, Michael Swanwick\'s \'Slow Life\', won). That year\'s double winner was Neil Gaiman\'s Coraline, which I guess is excluded from Hartwell\'s collection as fantasy rather than science fiction. I liked very much almost all of Hartwell\'s selection. The one that really got under my skin was A.M. Dellamonica\'s \'A Slow Day At The Gallery\'; two others that had stuck in my mind from first reading were Charles Stross\'s \'Halo\' and Greg Egan\'s \'Singleton\'. There were unfortunately a couple of mawkish stories about cute old people, which I note is a disturbing and not particularly funny or interesting trend in American sf these days. All the others are very good. Worth returning to.show more
by Nicholas Whyte
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