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During this the twenty-fourth variation of his celebrated annual massive ebook of top New SF (its twenty eighth because the Year's most sensible SF within the United States), award-winning editor Gardner Dozois provides 33 of 2010's most eminent items of brief technology fiction, with his normally informative notes on each one writer. Many are the paintings of award-winning writers, yet there also are a few unbelievable novices. the gathering is prefaced, as ever, through Dozois's Summation of 2010 in SF, a evaluation of the year's highlights in publishing and movie -- together with non-fiction, media and awards -- obituaries and an insightful examine rising traits.

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