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 Gibson * 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.
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.Contents xi Foreword (The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction) essay by Robert Silverbergxvii Preface (The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction) essay by Gardner Dozois1 Blood Music (1983) novelette by Greg Bear19 A Cabin on the Coast (1984) shortstory by Gene Wolfe28 Salvador (1984) shortstory by Lucius Shepard42 Trinity (1984) novella by Nancy Kress78 Flying Saucer Rock and Roll (1985) novelette by Howard Waldrop (aka Flying Saucer Rock & Roll)93 Dinner in Audoghast (1985) shortstory by Bruce Sterling103 Roadside Rescue (1985) shortstory by Pat Cadigan109 Snow (1985) shortstory by John Crowley121 The Winter Market (1985) novelette by William Gibson137 The Pure Product (1986) novelette by John Kessel152 Stable Strategies for Middle Management (1988) shortstory by Eileen Gunn162 Kirinyaga Kirinyaga 2 (1988) novelette by Mike Resnick177 Tales from the Venia Woods Roma Eterna (1989) shortstory by Robert Silverberg191 Bears Discover Fire (1990) shortstory by Terry Bisson199 Even the Queen (1992) shortstory by Connie Willis213 Guest of Honor (1993) novelette by Robert Reed238 None So Blind (1994) shortstory by Joe Haldeman246 Mortimer Gray's History of Death (1995) novella by Brian Stableford (aka Mortimer Gray's "History of Death")293 The Lincoln Train (1995) shortstory by Maureen F.
Le Guin342 The Dead (1996) shortstory by Michael Swanwick352 Recording Angel (1996) shortstory by Ian McDonald363 A Dry, Quiet War (1996) novelette by Tony Daniel380 The Undiscovered (1997) novelette by William Sanders400 Second Skin (1997) shortstory by Paul J.
McAuley418 Story of Your Life (1998) novella by Ted Chiang454 People Came from Earth (1999) shortstory by Stephen Baxter464 The Wedding Album Cathy (1999) novella by David Marusek502 10 to 16 to 1 (1999) novelette by James Patrick Kelly (aka 1016 to 1)520 Daddy's World (1999) novelette by Walter Jon Williams541 The Real World Silurian Tales (2000) shortstory by Steven Utley561 Have Not Have (2001) novelette by Geoff Ryman577 Lobsters Macx Family (2001) novelette by Charles Stross597 Breathmoss (2002) novella by Ian R.