[The Year's Best Science Fiction 23] • The Year’s Best Science Fiction · 23 # 2006

[The Year's Best Science Fiction 23] • The Year’s Best Science Fiction · 23 # 2006

Authors
Dozois, Gardner,
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
Tags
science-fiction, science fiction, anthologies,
ISBN
9780312353346
Date
2006-07-11T00:00:00+00:00
Lang
en
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THE TWENTY-NINE 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: Neal Asher, Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Chris Beckett, David Gerrold, Dominic Green, Daryl Gregory, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, james patrick Kelly, Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, Ken MacLeod, Ian McDonald, Vonda N. McIntyre, David Moles, Steven Popkes, Hannu Rajaniemi, Alastair Rynolds, Robert Reed, Christ Roberson, Mary Rosenblum, William Sanders, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, Harry Turtledove, Peter Watts and Derryl Murphy, Liz Williams, and Gene Wolfe.

Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and 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.

Contents

xi • Acknowledgments (The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-Third Annual Collection) • essay by Gardner Dozois

xiii • Summation: 2005 • essay by Gardner Dozois

1 • The Little Goddess • [India 2047] • (2005) • novella by Ian McDonald

32 • The Calorie Man • [The Windup Universe] • (2005) • novelette by Paolo Bacigalupi

55 • Beyond the Aquila Rift • (2005) • novelette by Alastair Reynolds

81 • Second Person, Present Tense • (2005) • novelette by Daryl Gregory

98 • The Canadian Who Came Almost All the Way Back From the Stars • (2005) • shortstory by Ruth Nestvold and Jay Lake (aka The Canadian Who Came Almost All the Way Home From the Stars)

115 • Triceratops Summer • (2005) • shortstory by Michael Swanwick

125 • Camouflage • [The Great Ship Universe] • (2005) • novella by Robert Reed

171 • A Case of Consilience • (2005) • shortstory by Ken MacLeod

181 • The Blemmye's Strategem • (2005) • novelette by Bruce Sterling

205 • Amba • (2005) • novelette by William Sanders

229 • Search Engine • (2005) • novelette by Mary Rosenblum

244 • Piccadilly Circus • (2005) • shortstory by Chris Beckett

258 • In the Quake Zone • (2005) • novella by David Gerrold

331 • La Malcontenta • (2005) • shortstory by Liz Williams

338 • The Children of Time • (2005) • shortstory by Stephen Baxter

350 • Little Faces • (2005) • novelette by Vonda N. McIntyre

376 • Comber • (2005) • shortstory by Gene Wolfe

384 • Audubon in Atlantis • [Lost Continent of Atlantis] • (2005) • novella by Harry Turtledove

422 • Deus Ex Homine • (2005) • shortstory by Hannu Rajaniemi

433 • The Great Caruso • (2005) • shortstory by Steven Popkes

447 • Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck • [Polity Universe] • (2005) • novelette by Neal Asher

465 • Zima Blue • (2005) • shortstory by Alastair Reynolds

481 • Planet of the Amazon Women • (2005) • novelette by David Moles

503 • The Clockwork Atom Bomb • (2005) • shortstory by Dominic Green

518 • Gold Mountain • [Celestial Empire] • (2005) • shortstory by Chris Roberson

532 • The Fulcrum • (2005) • novelette by Gwyneth Jones

554 • Mayfly • (2005) • shortstory by Peter Watts and Derryl Murphy

565 • Two Dreams on Trains • (2005) • shortstory by Elizabeth Bear

571 • Angel of Light • (2005) • shortstory by Joe Haldeman

578 • Burn • (2005) • novella by James Patrick Kelly

651 • Honorable Mentions: 2005 • essay by Gardner Dozois