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From our on-line world to outer area, from the darkish Continent to the rate of sunshine, the handfuls of news during this really good assortment signify the year's best choices in resourceful fiction.
Rounding out the amount are an extended record of Honorable Mentions and Gardner Dozois's finished survey of the 12 months in technological know-how fiction.
In all, the tales assembled the following will take you so far as know-how, mind's eye, and wish can pass. Climb aboard.


Immersion by means of Gregory Benford
The Dead via Michael Swanwick
The plant life of Aulit Prison via Nancy Kress
A Dry, Quiet War via Tony Daniel
Thirteen Phantasms by way of James P. Blaylock
Primrose and Thorn by way of Bud Sparhawk
The Miracle of Ivar Avenue by way of John Kessel
The final Homosexual by means of Paul Park
Recording Angel by way of Ian Mcdonald
Death Do Us Part via Robert Silverberg
The Spade of Reason through Jim Cowan
The rate to Be Wise via Maureen F. McHugh
Bicycle Repairman via Bruce Sterling
The Weighing of Ayre by means of Gregory Feeley
The Longer Voyage by way of Michael Cassutt
The Land of Nod via Mike Resnick
Red Sonja and Lessingham in Dreamland through Gwyneth Jones
The girl Vanishes by means of Charles Sheffield
Chrysalis by means of Robert Reed
The Wind Over the World via Steven Utley
Changes by way of William Barton
Counting Cats in Zanzibar by way of Gene Wolfe
How We obtained on the town and out Again by means of Jonathan Lethem
Dr. Tilmann’s advisor: a systematic Romance by means of Cherry Wilder
Schrödinger’s Dog via Damien Broderick
Foreign Devils via Walter Jon Williams
In the MSOB through Stephen Baxter
The Robot’s Twilight Companion through Tony Daniel

Originally released 1997 by means of St. Martin's Griffin.

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