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The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers, including: William Barton * Rob Chilson * Tony Daniel * Cory Doctorow * Jim Grimsley * Gwyneth Jones * Chris Lawson * Ian McDonald * Robert Re The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers, including: William Barton * Rob Chilson * Tony Daniel * Cory Doctorow * Jim Grimsley * Gwyneth Jones * Chris Lawson * Ian McDonald * Robert Reed * William Browning Spencer * Allen Steele * Michael Swanwick * Howard Waldrop * Cherry Wilder * Liz Williams A useful list of honorable mentions and Dozois's insightful summation of the year in sf round out this anthology, making it indispensable for anyone interested in SF today. Contents xi • Summation: 1998 • essay by Gardner Dozois 1 • Oceanic • (1998) • novella by Greg Egan 37 • Approaching Perimelasma • (1998) • novelette by Geoffrey A. Landis 56 • Craphound • (1998) • shortstory by Cory Doctorow 72 • Jedella Ghost • (1998) • shortstory by Tanith Lee 87 • Taklamakan • [Chattanooga] • (1998) • novelette by Bruce Sterling 118 • The Island of the Immortals • (1998) • shortstory by Ursula K. Le Guin 126 • Sea Change, with Monsters • (1998) • novella by Paul J. McAuley 161 • Divided by Infinity • (1998) • novelette by Robert Charles Wilson 181 • US • (1998) • shortstory by Howard Waldrop 191 • The Days of Solomon Gursky • (1998) • novella by Ian McDonald 234 • The Cuckoo's Boys • (1998) • novella by Robert Reed 277 • The Halfway House at the Heart of Darkness • (1998) • shortstory by William Browning Spencer 289 • The Very Pulse of the Machine • (1998) • novelette by Michael Swanwick 304 • Story of Your Life • (1998) • novella by Ted Chiang 339 • Voivodoi • (1998) • shortstory by Liz Williams 349 • Saddlepoint: Roughneck • [Saddle Point • 4] • (1998) • novella by Stephen Baxter 393 • This Side of Independence • (1998) • shortstory by Rob Chilson 404 • Unborn Again • (1998) • shortstory by Chris Lawson 416 • Grist • (1998) • novella by Tony Daniel 462 • La Cenerentola • (1998) • shortstory by Gwyneth Jones 476 • Down in the Dark • (1998) • novelette by William Barton 510 • Free in Asveroth • (1998) • shortstory by Jim Grimsley 524 • The Dancing Floor • (1998) • novelette by Cherry Wilder 544 • The Summer Isles • (1998) • novella by Ian R. MacLeod 603 • Honorable Mentions: 1998 • essay by Gardner Dozois


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The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers, including: William Barton * Rob Chilson * Tony Daniel * Cory Doctorow * Jim Grimsley * Gwyneth Jones * Chris Lawson * Ian McDonald * Robert Re The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers, including: William Barton * Rob Chilson * Tony Daniel * Cory Doctorow * Jim Grimsley * Gwyneth Jones * Chris Lawson * Ian McDonald * Robert Reed * William Browning Spencer * Allen Steele * Michael Swanwick * Howard Waldrop * Cherry Wilder * Liz Williams A useful list of honorable mentions and Dozois's insightful summation of the year in sf round out this anthology, making it indispensable for anyone interested in SF today. Contents xi • Summation: 1998 • essay by Gardner Dozois 1 • Oceanic • (1998) • novella by Greg Egan 37 • Approaching Perimelasma • (1998) • novelette by Geoffrey A. Landis 56 • Craphound • (1998) • shortstory by Cory Doctorow 72 • Jedella Ghost • (1998) • shortstory by Tanith Lee 87 • Taklamakan • [Chattanooga] • (1998) • novelette by Bruce Sterling 118 • The Island of the Immortals • (1998) • shortstory by Ursula K. Le Guin 126 • Sea Change, with Monsters • (1998) • novella by Paul J. McAuley 161 • Divided by Infinity • (1998) • novelette by Robert Charles Wilson 181 • US • (1998) • shortstory by Howard Waldrop 191 • The Days of Solomon Gursky • (1998) • novella by Ian McDonald 234 • The Cuckoo's Boys • (1998) • novella by Robert Reed 277 • The Halfway House at the Heart of Darkness • (1998) • shortstory by William Browning Spencer 289 • The Very Pulse of the Machine • (1998) • novelette by Michael Swanwick 304 • Story of Your Life • (1998) • novella by Ted Chiang 339 • Voivodoi • (1998) • shortstory by Liz Williams 349 • Saddlepoint: Roughneck • [Saddle Point • 4] • (1998) • novella by Stephen Baxter 393 • This Side of Independence • (1998) • shortstory by Rob Chilson 404 • Unborn Again • (1998) • shortstory by Chris Lawson 416 • Grist • (1998) • novella by Tony Daniel 462 • La Cenerentola • (1998) • shortstory by Gwyneth Jones 476 • Down in the Dark • (1998) • novelette by William Barton 510 • Free in Asveroth • (1998) • shortstory by Jim Grimsley 524 • The Dancing Floor • (1998) • novelette by Cherry Wilder 544 • The Summer Isles • (1998) • novella by Ian R. MacLeod 603 • Honorable Mentions: 1998 • essay by Gardner Dozois

30 review for The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection

  1. 5 out of 5

    K.

    <3

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary Shannon

    I guess I don't like short stories as much as I do novels because I love scifi but I don't care as much for scifi anthologies. I can not remember the good stories after I have read one I have to make myself read. At the same time I remember that I thought a short story I read was good as and another I found interesting but the last one was one I had to make myself read. I guess I don't like short stories as much as I do novels because I love scifi but I don't care as much for scifi anthologies. I can not remember the good stories after I have read one I have to make myself read. At the same time I remember that I thought a short story I read was good as and another I found interesting but the last one was one I had to make myself read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Mike Blyth

    I thought this had a lot of mediocre stories, with only a couple that were memorable and particularly interesting. I enjoyed the 22nd annual collection more.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    every single one of these collections is essential reading for true fans of science fiction short stories... each lengthy volume has a stellar array of all mini-genres and areas of powerfully influential science fiction: hard science, speculative, steampunk, alien invasions, apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, space opera, fantasy, aliens, monsters, horror-ish, space travel, time travel, eco-science, evolutionary, pre-historic, parallel universes, extraterrestrials... in each successive volume in the every single one of these collections is essential reading for true fans of science fiction short stories... each lengthy volume has a stellar array of all mini-genres and areas of powerfully influential science fiction: hard science, speculative, steampunk, alien invasions, apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, space opera, fantasy, aliens, monsters, horror-ish, space travel, time travel, eco-science, evolutionary, pre-historic, parallel universes, extraterrestrials... in each successive volume in the series the tales have advanced and grown in imagination and detail with our ability to envision greater concepts and possibilities... Rod Serling said, "...fantasy is the impossible made probable. science fiction is the improbable made possible..." and in the pages of these books is the absolute best the vastness of science fiction writing has to offer... sit back, relax, and dream...

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lord Humungus

    One of the best in the series, with brilliant works by Greg Egan, Ian McDonald, Ted Chiang, Tony Daniel and one of my all time favorite short stories, "The Summer Isles" by Ian R MacLeod. Other memorable works that I remember or re-read later were Doctorow's "Craphound", "Taklamakan" by Sterling, "Cuckoo's Boys" by Reed, and Swanwick's "The Very Pulse of the Machine". Tony Daniel's "Grist" was one of my favorites ever, and despite being disappointed by his later novels, I really loved the story One of the best in the series, with brilliant works by Greg Egan, Ian McDonald, Ted Chiang, Tony Daniel and one of my all time favorite short stories, "The Summer Isles" by Ian R MacLeod. Other memorable works that I remember or re-read later were Doctorow's "Craphound", "Taklamakan" by Sterling, "Cuckoo's Boys" by Reed, and Swanwick's "The Very Pulse of the Machine". Tony Daniel's "Grist" was one of my favorites ever, and despite being disappointed by his later novels, I really loved the story and world of Grist.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sffgeek

    I agree with Ken MacLeod that a most haunting story is Divided by Infinity by Robert Charles Wilson. MacLeod summarises it as: "The narrator is given a pseudo-scientific book that argues, on the basis of the Many Worlds Interpretation and quantum handwaves, that you never die. Other people die, but (from your POV) you don't. Subjectively your consciousness continues in a less likely infinity of possible worlds. As you get older, the world around you just gets weirder, and weirder, and weirder." I agree with Ken MacLeod that a most haunting story is Divided by Infinity by Robert Charles Wilson. MacLeod summarises it as: "The narrator is given a pseudo-scientific book that argues, on the basis of the Many Worlds Interpretation and quantum handwaves, that you never die. Other people die, but (from your POV) you don't. Subjectively your consciousness continues in a less likely infinity of possible worlds. As you get older, the world around you just gets weirder, and weirder, and weirder."

  7. 4 out of 5

    John Devlin

    If you read one sci-fi book a year, this is the one. Always stories of high caliber with a few tossed in that will keep you thinking weeks later, not to mention the collection is a primer for what science and technology everyone will be talking about five to ten years from now.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Gallan

    37/609

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kevin Driskill

    A great collection. My favorite were Craphound and Divided By Infinity.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

    Mixed bag as usual for short stories: some I hated, some I skipped, some were readable, and a couple I really enjoyed. The best were Approaching Perimelasma and Story of Your Life.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

    11/12/11: "Sea Change, with Monsters" by Paul J. McAuley 11/26/11: "Divided by Infinity" by Robert Charles Wilson 11/12/11: "Sea Change, with Monsters" by Paul J. McAuley 11/26/11: "Divided by Infinity" by Robert Charles Wilson

  12. 4 out of 5

    Paul Bryant

    Best so far: Taklamakan, Sterling Story of your Life, Chiang 13/24

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

    99-cent buy from Goodwill.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Maddalenah

    I didn't finish it, I just got bored I didn't finish it, I just got bored

  15. 4 out of 5

    James Ryan

    Excellent!

  16. 4 out of 5

    John

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ed Rich

  18. 4 out of 5

    BellLongworth

  19. 4 out of 5

    Hanif Payandeh

  20. 4 out of 5

    Patty Trumfio-gurbuz

  21. 5 out of 5

    Scifi_song

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lyle Beaudoin

  23. 5 out of 5

    OTIS

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sue

  25. 4 out of 5

    Abby

  26. 5 out of 5

    فرهاد Zekavat

  27. 5 out of 5

    jason

  28. 4 out of 5

    Steve

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sherry

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jason Nichols

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