This annual culture from the technological know-how Fiction and fable Writers of the US collects the easiest of the year's tales, in addition to essays and remark at the present nation of the style and predictions for destiny technological know-how fiction and fable motion pictures, artwork, and extra.
This year's award-winning authors contain Jack McDevitt, James Patrick Kelly, Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Hand, and extra. The anthology additionally positive factors essays from celebrated technological know-how fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Mike Resnick.
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