The Year's Best Science Fiction
Twenty-sixth Annual CollectionBook - 2009
The thirty stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Aliete de Bodard, James L. Cambias, Greg Egan, Charles Coleman Finlay, James Alan Gardner, Dominic Green, Daryl Gregory, Gwyneth Jones, Ted Kosmatka, Mary Robinette Kowal, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Paul McAuley, Ian McDonald, Maureen McHugh, Sarah Monette, Garth Nix, Hannu Rajaniemi, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Mary Rosenblum, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Geoff Ryman, Karl Schroeder, Gord Sellar, and Michael Swanwick.
Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book both a valuable resource and the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination, and the heart.
Short stories, English.
Short stories, American.
Science fiction, English.
Butterfly, falling at dawn.
Lester Young and the Jupiter's moons' blues.
Ray-gun: a love story.
Illustrated history of Lord Grimm.
City of the dead.
Days of wonder.
Sky that wraps the world round, past the blue and into the black.
Evil robot monkey.
Six directions of space.
From Babel's fall'n glory we fled.