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Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
For more than twenty years "The Year's Best Science Fiction "has been recognized as the best collection of short science fiction writing in the universe and an essential resource for every science fiction fan. In 2005 the original "Best of the Best" collected the finest short stories from that series and became a benchmark in the SF field. Now, for the first time ever, Hugo Award-winning editor Gardner Dozios sifts through hundreds of stories and dozens of authors who have gone on to become some of the most esteemed practitioners of the form, to bring readers the ultimate anthology of short science fiction "novels" from his legendary series. Included are such notable short novels as: "Sailing to Byzantium" by Robert SilverbergIn the fiftieth century, people of Earth are able to create entire cities on a whim, including those of mythology and legend. When twentieth-century traveler Charles Philip accidentally lands in this aberrant time period, he is simultaneously obsessed with discovering more about this alluring world and getting back home. But in a world made entirely of man's creation, things are not always as they seem on the surface. "Forgiveness Day" by Ursula K. Le GuinLe Guin returns to her Hainish-settled interstellar community, the Edumen, to tell the tale of two star-crossed lovers who are literally worlds apart in this story of politics, violence, religion, and cultural disparity. "Turquoise Days" by Alastair ReynoldsOn a sea-wold planet covered with idyllic tropical oceans, peace seems pervasive. Beneath the placid water lurks an ominous force that has the potential to destroy all tranquility. Contributors include: Greg Egan; Joe Haldeman; James Patrick Kelly; Nancy Kress;Ursula K. Le Guin; Ian R. MacLeod; Ian McDonald; Maureen F. McHugh; Frederick Pohl; Alastair Reynolds; Robert Silverberg; Michael Swanwick; Walter Jon Williams With work spanning two decades, "The Best of the Best, Volume 2" stands as the ultimate anthology of short science fiction novels ever published in the world. Publisher Description
For over twenty years, "The Years Best Science Fiction" has been recognized as the best collection of short science fiction writing in universe and an essential resource for every science fiction fan. In 2005, the original "Best of the Best" collected the finest short stories from that series and became a benchmark in the SF field. Now for the first time ever, Hugo Award-winning editor Gardner Dozois sifts through hundreds of stories and dozens of authors, who have gone on to become some of the most esteemed practitioners of the form to bring readers the ultimate anthology of short science fiction novels from his legendary series. With such notable authors as Ursula K. LeGuin, Michael Swanwick, Joe Haldeman, Frederick Pohl, Greg Egan, Robert Silverberg, Alastair Reynolds, and many more, the "Best of the Best Volume 2" will be the most significant science fiction short novel anthology ever published.
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