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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection (The Year's Best Science Fiction #9)

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In The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois produces another volume in the series that Locus calls 'the field's real anthology-of-record.' With a unique combination of foresight and perspective, Dozois continues to collect outstanding work by newcomers and established authors alike, reflecting the present state of the genre while suggesting ...more
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Published June 15th 1992 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1992)
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L.
Nov 24, 2015 L. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One more volume in the definitive best science fiction series. If you want to read the best, here it is.
Robert Hepple
Jun 01, 2015 Robert Hepple rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Year’s Best Science Fiction : Ninth Annual Collection was published in 1992 and presents a selection of the better SF short story writing of 1991. As usual, the editor begins by summarising developments in the genre during the year in some detail, before launching into the stories themselves, each of which begins with a short potted history of the author concerned. The stories themselves are pretty good for the most part, but there are, arguably, at least a couple of duds. Not bad, consideri ...more
Lord Humungus

Been a long time since I've read this. The only story I recall with certainty is Kress' Beggars In Spain novella, which became the basis for epic Beggars series. Gibson's Skinner's Room would later become Virtual Light, though at the time I believe I read Virtual Light first. In fact, I believe I worked backwards and bought this book after reading later collections.
Rose Ann
Aug 14, 2012 Rose Ann added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rose Ann by: found on shelf at library
Shelves: short-stories
This is a survey of 1991's science fiction in all media. These stories from this volume were especial favorites of mine:

Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress -- genetically engineered children who do not need sleep

Jack by Connie Willis -- one of my favorite of her stories; set in London during WW2.
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.
Rose Ann
May 25, 2011 Rose Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume published July 1992
Contains the stories "Jack" by Connie Willis, an author I love. Also "Beggars in Spain" by Nancy Kress, another marvel.
Heather
Martin's stories were amazing. Most of the rest weren't really to my taste.
Paul Bryant
Nov 01, 2008 Paul Bryant marked it as sf-anthologies-to-finish  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dozois
Best so far:

Beggars in Spain, Kress

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Gardner Raymond Dozois (born July 23, 1947) is an American science fiction author and editor. He was editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine from 1984 to 2004. He has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, both as an editor and a writer of short fiction.
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