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13 • Introduction: Summation: 1985 • essay by Gardner Dozois
27 • The Jaguar Hunter • (1985) • novelette by Lucius Shepard
50 • Dogfight • (1985) • novelette by Michael Swanwick and William Gibson
69 • Fermi and Frost • (1985) • shortstory by Frederik Pohl
84 • Green Days in Brunei • (1985) • novella by Bruce Sterling
129 • Snow • (1985) • shortstory by John Crowley
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Paperback, First Thus edition , 624 pages
Published May 1st 1986 by St Martin's Press (first published 1986)
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Princessjay
Jul 01, 2015 Princessjay rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
A typical collection, some decent stories, a few excellent ones. More than anything, this is a glimpse of the fears and dreams and preoccupations from 3 decades past, some of which can't help but seem quaint, and others, remain relevant even today.

Nevertheless, due to that very disconnection, I found much of this collection a chore to go through.

YMMV.

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Peter Tillman
Dec 16, 2016 Peter Tillman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-copy
TOC and story summaries:
http://bestsf.net/the-years-best-scie...
https://web.archive.org/web/200411280...

It's amazing how many of these stories I remember clearly thirty years on. Just for fun, I'll essay a review based purely on memory and the story summaries linked above. You will note the high number of award winners and nominees in my list. Collection is 4.5/5 for reprinting these great stories, and more just a bit below (in memory).

Highlights:
Dogfight by Michael Swanwick and William Gibson
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John Devlin
Mar 29, 2007 John Devlin rated it 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.
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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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