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

by Gardner Dozois (Editor)

Other authors: Paolo Bacigalupi (Contributor), Stephen Baxter (Contributor), Elizabeth Bear (Contributor), James L. Cambias (Contributor), Aliette de Bodard (Contributor)24 more, Greg Egan (Contributor), Charles Coleman Finlay (Contributor), James Alan Gardner (Contributor), Dominic Green (Contributor), Daryl Gregory (Contributor), Gwyneth Jones (Contributor), Ted Kosmatka (Contributor), Mary Robinette Kowal (Contributor), Nancy Kress (Contributor), Jay Lake (Contributor), Paul J. McAuley (Contributor), Ian McDonald (Contributor), Maureen F. McHugh (Contributor), Sarah Monette (Contributor), Garth Nix (Contributor), Hannu Rajaniemi (Contributor), Robert Reed (Contributor), Alastair Reynolds (Contributor), Mary Rosenblum (Contributor), Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Contributor), Geoff Ryman (Contributor), Karl Schroeder (Contributor), Gord Sellar (Contributor), Michael Swanwick (Contributor)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: Dozois Year's Best Science Fiction (26), Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction (22)

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Turing's Apples - Stephen Baxter. Didn't Finish. Didn't get into it.

From Babel's Fall'n Glory We Fled - Michael Swanwick. An odd little story about an alien species where life for the colony is everything.

The Gambler - Paolo Bacigalupi. Didn't finish.

Boojum - Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette. A girl who loves her ship makes an ultimate sacrifice, gaining much in return.

The Six Directions of Space - Alastair Reynolds. An alternate history, in this case, mongols in space!

N-Words - Ted Kosmatka. Cloned Neanderthals, Like all minorities, they worked hard to be accepted. Its a good story.

An Eligible Boy - Ian McDonald. Rewrite of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Shining Armour - Dominic Green. When piloting a giant robot, its not about strength, or quickness, but being very precise.

The Hero - Karl Schroeder - Its an odd story, in an odd universe.

Five Thrillers - Robert Reed. A very interesting story about ruthlessness and being the greatest humanitarian ever. Its all about the many outweigh the one.

The Sky that Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and into the Black - Jay Lake. I'm not quite sure what this story is about.

Incomers - Paul J. MCauley. Bored children up to no good, story about a one time encounter that changes a life.

Crystal Nights - Greg Egan. Created Computer Life take a different path than what was created for them. A fun little story.

The Egg Man - Mary Rosenblum. Humanitarian does good out of ulterior motives.

His Master's Voice - Hannu Rajaniemi. A lovely little story about uplifted animals who are out to save their master.

The Political Prisoner - Charles Coleman Finlay. Didn't finish the story, couldn't get into it.

Balancing Accounts - James L Cambias. An interesting little story about a robot who takes on interesting cargo.

Special Economics - Maureen F. McHugh. A story about a girl working in a factory in China, ends up up helping more than just herself.

Day's of Wonder - Geoff Ryman. This another strange story, but very well written. I especially liked the cats.

City of the Dead - Paul MCauley. A fun story with alien artifacts, criminals, and strange rodent things.

The Voyage Out - Gwyneth Jones. A story, where no one quite knows whats going, except that everyone is criminals and being sent to places unknown to colonize a planet.

The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm - Daryl Gregory. A strange alternate storage set in a foreign land. It asks the questions - where do the hero's of the day come from and why?

G-Men - Kristine Kathyrn Rusch. Another alternate history story.

The Erdmann Nexus - Nancy Kress. What happens when collective human consciousness reaches a certain level?

Old Friends - Garth Nix. I'm not sure what this one was about - a very long war, in which the protagonist can't win.

The Ray-Gun: A Love Story - James Alan Gardner. What does a Ray Gun want, and why was it found by a little boy? A lovely little story.

Lester Young and Jupiter's Moons' Blues - Gord Sellar. When aliens ask you to perform for them, you better know what they want and if you are prepared for the price.

Butterfly, Falling at Dawn- Aliette de Bodard. Another alternate history story, this one we have China conquering S. America. Its a mystery and a story about a woman finding her heritage.

The Tear - Ian McDonald. A story about alien conquerors, immortality, and civilization. ( )
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Dozois, GardnerEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bacigalupi, PaoloContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baxter, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bear, ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cambias, James L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Bodard, AlietteContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Egan, GregContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Finlay, Charles ColemanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gardner, James AlanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Green, DominicContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gregory, DarylContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, GwynethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kosmatka, TedContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kowal, Mary RobinetteContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kress, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lake, JayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McAuley, Paul J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McDonald, IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McHugh, Maureen F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Monette, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nix, GarthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rajaniemi, HannuContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reynolds, AlastairContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rosenblum, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rusch, Kristine KathrynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ryman, GeoffContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schroeder, KarlContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sellar, GordContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swanwick, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beatty, ChadCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312551053, Paperback)

The thirty 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: Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Aliete de Bodard, James L. Cambias, Greg Egan, Charles Coleman Finlay, James Alan Gardner, Dominic Green, Daryl Gregory, Gwyneth Jones, Ted Kosmatka, Mary Robinette Kowal, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Paul McAuley, Ian McDonald, Maureen McHugh, Sarah Monette, Garth Nix, Hannu Rajaniemi, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Mary Rosenblum, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Geoff Ryman, Karl Schroeder, Gord Sellar, and Michael Swanwick.

Supplementing the stories are the editor’s insightful summation of the year’s events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book both a valuable resource and the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination, and the heart.

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