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by Gardner Dozois,Robert Silverberg

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  • ISBN 031233656X
  • ISBN13 978-0312336561
  • Language English
  • Author Gardner Dozois,Robert Silverberg
  • Publisher St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (February 1, 2005)
  • Pages 688
  • Formats mobi lrf docx txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Short Stories and Anthologies
  • Size ePub 1922 kb
  • Size Fb2 1174 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 436

For years, The Year's Best Science Fiction has been the most widely read short science fiction anthology of its kind. Now, after twenty-one annual collections, comes the ultimate in science fiction anthologies, The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction, in which legendary editor Gardner Dozois selects the very best short stories for this landmark collection. Contributors include: * Stephen Baxter * Greg Bear * William Bigson * Terry Bisson * Pat Cadigan * Ted Chiang * John Crowley * Tony Daniel * Greg Egan * Molly Gloss * Eileen Gunn * Joe Haldeman * James Patrick Kelly * John Kessel * Nancy Kress * Ursula K. Le Guin * Ian R. MacLeod * David Marusek * Paul McAuley * Ian McDonald * Maureen F. McHugh * Robert Reed * Mike Resnick * Geoff Ryman * William Sander * Lucius Shepard * Robert Silverberg * Brian Stableford * Bruce Sterling * Charles Stross * Michael Swanwick * Steven Utley * Howard Waldrop * Walter Jon Williams * Connie Willis * Gene WolfeWith work spanning two decades, The Best of the Best stands as one of the ultimate science fiction anthologies ever published.


Now Dozois has selected the best of the best.

The series, which is unrelated to the similarly titled Year's Best SF series, is published by St. Martin's Press (Griffin)

The series, which is unrelated to the similarly titled Year's Best SF series, is published by St. Martin's Press (Griffin). In the UK the series is entitled The Mammoth Book Of Best New Science Fiction and is published by Robinson.

For me, Dozois' yearly Best of SF were always a so-so mix: some good, many bad. But in this Best of Best he overdid himself: it's actually Worst of the Best! From 20 years! The first problem: almost none is actually scifi, but, yo. . But in this Best of Best he overdid himself: it's actually Worst of the Best! From 20 years! The first problem: almost none is actually scifi, but, you know, "edgy", "slippy" and so on. Second and bigger problem: they are exactly the kind of artsy texts going for the ravishing, highly polished form and completely I admit: I read only 14 stories out of 26, but please understand me: I just couldn't take it any more! For me, Dozois' yearly Best of SF were always a so-so mix: so.

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Now Dozois has selected the best of the best.

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For over twenty years THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION has been recognized as the best collection of.

For over twenty years THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION has been recognized as the best collection of short science fiction writing in the universe and an essential resource for every science fiction fa. I don't envy Gardner Dozois his task of selecting the thirty-six stories in this book from 20 years of his Best of the Year collections-which in themselves required painful decisions to exclude many first-rate stories. I am glad he put himself through it, though. These are the stories that made the greatest impression on him as a reader-a reader with an educated palate earned through decades of fine reading.

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As a writer, Dozois twice won the Nebula Award for best short story. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2011 and has received the Skylark Award for Lifetime Achievement. He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Talk about The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction


Lanionge
I don't envy Gardner Dozois his task of selecting the thirty-six stories in this book from 20 years of his Best of the Year collections--which in themselves required painful decisions to exclude many first-rate stories. I am glad he put himself through it, though. These are the stories that made the greatest impression on him as a reader--a reader with an educated palate earned through decades of fine reading.

My favorites:

Pat Cadigan's "Roadside Rescue" is a brief tale about a man whose car breaks down and is repaired through the generosity of an alien visitor. Perhaps generosity isn't quite the right word...

John Crowley's "Snow" introduces a new, high-tech method of remembering a loved one after they die. It has its complications, both technical and emotional.

Terry Bisson's "Bears Discover Fire" is one of my very favorite stories. Enough with super-intelligent aliens and artificial intelligences! What would it be like if ordinary animals became just a little bit smarter? Well...

Greg Egan stretches the imagination with "Wang's Carpets," a new kind of life that exists in the same physical world as humans, but several layers of abstraction away from us. Sort of...

In Ted Chiang's "Story of Your Life" a mother pieces together the narratives of her life and of her daughter's life. It's a little hard to follow without some translation.

Please don't let my taste affect your reading more than it should; all thirty-six of these stories are very good. I suggest reading every one of them then trying to select your own top five. It's interesting to experience some small fraction of Gardner Dozois' pain in selecting them.
DART-SKRIMER
Some of the best, indeed. Nancy Kress, Gregory Benford, Stephen Baxter, etc. are all represented, here with some of their best work. Much of the stories lean toward "Space Opera," which I feel is a refreshing expansion of the genre, eschewing science in favor of humanistic stories. I feel as though the genre is in good hands, if this collection is any indication of the talent inheriting the genre's future.
Flamekiller
I thoroughly enjoyed most of the stories in this edition. Some of them just were not for me, but were well written. I am sure there are readers out there who will enjoy all of the stories.
Arcanefire
This is an anthology of excellent sci-fi short stories.
Sci-fi from all angles. A satisfying read indeed.
Darksinger
Many great science fiction stories to read on own leisure time.
AfinaS
Gardner Dozois is one of the best editors in the industry, and always chooses well - I can't disagree with a single pick in this compliation.
Zugar
I've been reading sci-fi for over 60 years & I love the short-story form.......also, this is my very first Kindle book & this medium serves me extremely well..........
This collection indeed compiles some of the best novellas that had been anthologised by Mr Dozois in the previous years as 'Annual Collections'. In terms of subject, style, structure etc. etc., these stories cover the entire gamut. My only regret is that some a few thrillers of more of pieces written by Connie Willis would have made the collection a little more entertaining. Nevertheless, recommended.