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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection (aka The Mammoth Book of Best SF 25)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection - aka The Mammoth Book of Best SF 25
Author: Gardner Dozois (Editor)
In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Col...  more » the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world.

Contents, 35 stories:

Permissions (The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection) • essay by Gardner Dozois;

Acknowledgments (The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection) • essay by Gardner Dozois;

Summation: 2011 • essay by Gardner Dozois;

  • The Choice [Jackaroo] / Paul J. McAuley;
  • A Soldier of the City / David Moles;
  • The Beancounter's Cat / Damien Broderick;
  • Dolly / Elizabeth Bear;
  • Martian Heart / John Barnes;
  • Earth Hour / Ken MacLeod;
  • Laika's Ghost  [Gennady] / Karl Schroeder;
  • The Dala Horse /  Michael Swanwick;
  • The Way It Works Out and All / Peter S. Beagle;
  • The Ice Owl [The Twenty Planets] / Carolyn Ives Gilman;
  • The Copenhagen Interpretation [Jonathan Hamilton] / Paul Cornell;
  • The Invasion of Venus / Stephen Baxter;
  • Digging / Ian McDonald;
  • Ascension Day / Alastair Reynolds;
  • After the Apocalypse / Maureen F. McHugh;
  • Silently and Very Fast / Catherynne M. Valente;
  • A Long Way Home (variant of A Long Walk Home) / by Jay Lake;
  • The Incredible Exploding Man / Dave Hutchinson;
  • What We Found / Geoff Ryman;
  • A Response from EST17 / Tom Purdom;
  • The Cold Step Beyond / Ian R. MacLeod;
  • A Militant Peace / David Klecha, Tobias S. Buckell;
  • The Ants of Flanders / Robert Reed;
  • The Vicar of Mars / Gwyneth Jones;
  • The Smell of Orange Groves [Central Station] / Lavie Tidhar;
  • The Iron Shirts / Michael F. Flynn;
  • Cody / Pat Cadigan;
  • For I Have Lain Me Down on the Stone of Loneliness and I'll Not Be Back Again / Michael Swanwick;
  • Ghostweight / Yoon Ha Lee;  
  • Digital Rites / Jim Hawkins;
  • The Boneless One / Alec Nevala-Lee;
  • Dying Young / Peter M. Ball;
  • Canterbury Hollow / Chris Lawson;
  • The Vorkuta Event •/ Ken MacLeod;
  • The Man Who Bridged the Mist / Kij Johnson;


Honorable Mentions: 2011 • essay by Gardner Dozois.

Also published as: The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 (2012).
ISBN-13: 9781250003553
ISBN-10: 1250003555
Publication Date: 7/3/2012
Pages: 658
Edition: Annual
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Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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