Year's Best SF Author:David G. Hartwell Gathering together new SF from established pros and audacious newcomers alike, David Hartwell has selected 14 stories that share the universal quality of great science fiction. — -Visit a city with a hellish idea of community service in Rober Silverberg's "Hot Times in Magma City." — -Meet a miner from Mercury who risks her life for the ultimate r... more »eward in Gregory Benford's "A Worm In The Well."
-Marvel at the ways of a race of hermaphrodites in Ursula K. Le Guin's "Coming Of Age in Karhide."
Roger Zelazny, Nancy Kress, Gene Wolfe, Joe Haldeman, Joan Slonczewski and six others explore the limits of space, time and being (human, alien or AI) in this premiere collection of a brand new annual SF showcase.