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The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection (The Year's Best Science Fiction #1)

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9 • Introduction: Summation: 1983 • essay by Gardner Dozois
26 • Cicada Queen • [Shaper/Mechanist] • (1983) • novelette by Bruce Sterling
60 • Beyond the Dead Reef • [Quintana Roo] • (1983) • shortstory by James Tiptree, Jr.
76 • Slow Birds • (1983) • novelette by Ian Watson
101 • Vulcan's Forge • (1983) • shortstory by Poul Anderson
119 • Man-Mountain Gentian • (1983)
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Paperback, 576 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by St. Martin's Press
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Nathan Byrd
For those who want a straightforward rating and a simple recommendation list for these stories, here’s the short version. I give this collection 3.5 stars, and I recommend that you read the following stories (listed in the order they appear):

Cicada Queen (14k)
Slow Birds (10k)
Man-Mountain Gentian (6k)
Hardfought (23k)
Manifest Destiny (6.5k)
Cryptic (6k)
Golden Gate (5.5k)
Blood Music* (9k)
Knight of Shallows (13k)
The Monkey Treatment* (12k)
Hearts Do Not in Eyes Shine (8k)
Carrion Comfort* (16k)
Black Ai
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Chris
Feb 16, 2013 Chris rated it really liked it
Wow. I used to read these collections when I was in High School...yep, a ways back...now with my Kindle, it was easy to go all the way back to the one that began this series from Mr. Dozois. Lots of great stories in here. Most interesting thing for me, was his intros to each author, and reading, for example, the intro to George R. R. Martin's story, and seeing no references to any of the great works he has done since they came after that. Song of Ice and Fire? Nope...his story in here was excell ...more
Todd
Jun 14, 2015 Todd rated it it was amazing
The best short stories of the year collected in one place. Dozois is the best editor in the genre.
John Devlin
Sep 14, 2012 John Devlin rated it liked it
Lucky to get this on Kindle since it sells for $400 as an actual book. I've read something like 25 of the last 30 years of these Best Ofs(I'm only missing 2,5,and 6). They're always well done and now w/Kindle the'yre a great deal. One small point I was struck by how contemporary the fiction felt though it's science fiction written in 1983. Further proof of my point that Sci-fi is the best kind of literature because it better reflects our lives which seem to be more and more science fiction as sc ...more
Jaime
Jul 04, 2014 Jaime rated it really liked it
Excelente recopilacion de relatos publicada en 1983. Lo unico molesto es que no todos los relatos son de ciencia ficcion.
Jake
Mar 29, 2013 Jake rated it really liked it
Looking forward to the rest.
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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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