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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection (The Year's Best Science Fiction #16)

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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
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Paperback, 609 pages
Published June 25th 1999 by St. Martins Griffin (first published June 1st 1999)
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K.
Feb 24, 2016 K. rated it really liked it
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Kevin Driskill
Jan 01, 2015 Kevin Driskill rated it really liked it
A great collection. My favorite were Craphound and Divided By Infinity.
Lord Humungus
May 04, 2012 Lord Humungus rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
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Sep 17, 2014 Sffgeek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: up-bb, fav-authors, 4-star
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."
John Devlin
Apr 09, 2007 John Devlin rated it really liked it
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.
Wendy
Apr 28, 2010 Wendy rated it it was ok
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.
Patrick
11/12/11: "Sea Change, with Monsters" by Paul J. McAuley
11/26/11: "Divided by Infinity" by Robert Charles Wilson
Paul Bryant
Nov 01, 2008 Paul Bryant marked it as sf-anthologies-to-finish
Shelves: dozois
Best so far:

Taklamakan, Sterling
Story of your Life, Chiang

13/24
Maddalena
I didn't finish it, I just got bored
Cindy
Mar 19, 2010 Cindy marked it as fat-volumes-in-progress
Shelves: sci-fi, own, anthology
99-cent buy from Goodwill.
James Ryan
Apr 19, 2013 James Ryan rated it really liked it
Excellent!
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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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