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The intensity and breadth of technology fiction and fable fiction keeps to alter with each passing 12 months. The twenty-nine tales selected for this booklet through award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan conscientiously map this evolution, giving readers a charming and always-entertaining examine some of the best the style has to offer.

Skyhorse Publishing, below our evening coloration and Talos imprints, is proud to post a huge variety of titles for readers drawn to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time go back and forth, demanding SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fable (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city myth, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and lots more and plenty extra. whereas now not each name we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're dedicated to publishing caliber books from a various staff of authors.

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