Twenty-four of 1995's best stories, selected by seven-time Hugo award-winning editor Dozois. Part of the contents will...

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THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Thirteenth Annual Collection

Twenty-four of 1995's best stories, selected by seven-time Hugo award-winning editor Dozois. Part of the contents will already be familiar to Kirkus regulars, since Ursula K. LeGuin's ""A Woman's Liberation"" appeared in her splendid Four Ways to Forgiveness (1995); while her ""Coming of Age in Karhide,"" along with Greg Egan's ""Wang's Carpets"" and Paul J. McAuley's ""Recording Angel,"" were featured in the wonderful New Legends (ed. Greg Bear, 1995). And Poul Anderson's ""Genesis,"" with Joe Haldeman's ""For White Hill,"" first saw daylight in the abstrusely imaginative Far Futures (ed. Gregory Benford, 1995). To mention some of the other, equally diverse and excellent, tales at random: Nancy Kress's ""Feigenbaum Number"" (chaos theory); Terry Bisson's nostalgia trip, ""There Are No Dead""; James Patrick Kelly's aliens and star-gateways, ""Think Like a Dinosaur""; Michael Swanwick's weird after-death existence, ""Radio Waves""; Pat Cadigan's virtual reality, ""Death in the Promised Land""; and David Marusek's information superhighway of the future, ""We Were Out of Our Minds with Joy."" Essential reading.

Pub Date: July 1, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 624

Publisher: Griffin/St. Martin's

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15, 1996