A dazzling new collection of the finest short form science fiction from the previous year, compiled once again by World Fantasy and Hugo Award-winning editors by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, Year’s Best SF 16 features some of the brightest stars of the genre—including Gregory Benford, Cory Doctrow, Joe Haldeman, and Michael Swanwick. From space travel to time travel to journeys through the mind, brilliant and original speculative fiction is alive and well and magnificently celebrated in this splendid compendium of plausible wonders.
Introduction -- Sleeping dogs / Joe Haldeman -- Castoff world / Kay Kenyon -- Petopia / Benjamin Crowell -- Futures in the memories market / Nina Kiriki Hoffman -- A preliminary assessment of the Drake Equation, being an excerpt from the memoirs of Star Captain Y.-T. Lee / Vernor Vinge -- About it / Terry Bisson -- Somadeva : a sky river sutra / Vandana Singh -- Under the moons of Venus / Damien Broderick -- All the love in the world / Cat Sparks -- At Budokan / Alastair Reynolds -- Graffiti in the Library of Babel / David Langford -- Steadfast Castle / Michael Swanwick -- How to become a Mars overlord / Catherynne M. Valente -- To hie from far Cilenia / Karl Schroeder -- The hebras and the demons and the damned / Brenda Cooper -- Penumbra / Gregory Benford -- The good hand / Robert Reed -- The Cassandra Project / Jack McDevitt -- Jackie's-boy / Steven Popkes -- Eight miles / Sean McMullen -- Ghosts doing the orange dance / Paul Park.
Series: Year's Best SF Series
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 31st May 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia