By Kathryn Cramer
A banner yr for speculative fiction has yielded a crop of amazing brief shape SF. Now the superior to seem over the last 12 months has been accumulated into one impressive quantity by way of acclaimed editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, supplying daring visions of days to return which are vibrant, victorious, breathtaking, and strikingly designated. once again, celebrated masters of the sphere sign up for with interesting new voices to sing of explorations and invasions, grand technological accomplishments, impressive flights into the unknown, horrors and miracles, and the human condition.
Welcome to striking worlds that may be -- and, might be, prior to you've ever dared to imagine.
New stories from:
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- Terry Bisson
- James Patrick Kelly
- Pamela Sargent
- Jack McDevitt
- Gene Wolfe
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