From our on-line world to outer area, from the darkish Continent to the rate of sunshine, the handfuls of news during this great assortment signify the year's most interesting choices in ingenious fiction.
Rounding out the quantity are a protracted checklist of Honorable Mentions and Gardner Dozois's accomplished survey of the yr in technology fiction.
In all, the tales assembled right here will take you so far as expertise, mind's eye, and desire can cross. Climb aboard.
• Immersion by means of Gregory Benford
• The Dead by way of Michael Swanwick
• The flora of Aulit Prison through Nancy Kress
• A Dry, Quiet War via Tony Daniel
• Thirteen Phantasms by means of James P. Blaylock
• Primrose and Thorn via Bud Sparhawk
• The Miracle of Ivar Avenue by means of John Kessel
• The final Homosexual via Paul Park
• Recording Angel by way of Ian Mcdonald
• Death Do Us Part via Robert Silverberg
• The Spade of Reason through Jim Cowan
• The fee to Be Wise by way of Maureen F. McHugh
• Bicycle Repairman via Bruce Sterling
• The Weighing of Ayre by way of Gregory Feeley
• The Longer Voyage by means of Michael Cassutt
• The Land of Nod via Mike Resnick
• Red Sonja and Lessingham in Dreamland via Gwyneth Jones
• The woman Vanishes via Charles Sheffield
• Chrysalis by means of Robert Reed
• The Wind Over the World through Steven Utley
• Changes by way of William Barton
• Counting Cats in Zanzibar by means of Gene Wolfe
• How We acquired on the town and out Again via Jonathan Lethem
• Dr. Tilmann’s advisor: a systematic Romance by means of Cherry Wilder
• Schrödinger’s Dog via Damien Broderick
• Foreign Devils by way of Walter Jon Williams
• In the MSOB through Stephen Baxter
• The Robot’s Twilight Companion via Tony Daniel
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