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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection (The Year's Best Science Fiction #10)

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Presents 23 of the finest science-fiction works of 1992, including stories by such diverse writers as Michael Bishop, Terry Bisson, Greg Egan, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Maureen F. McHugh, Mike Resnick, and others.

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xi • Summation: 1992 • (1993) • essay by Gardner Dozois
1 • Griffin's Egg • (1991) • novella by Michael Swanwick
62 • Even the Queen • (1992) • short
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Hardcover, 624 pages
Published July 1st 1993 by St. Martin's Palgrave Macmillan
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Roberts
I read most of these stories when I got this book (probably for Christmas, maybe 1992 or 1993?). Of the stories I read more recently (2010-2012), here's the ones I thought we amongst the best:

-- The Glowing Cloud by Steven Utley, about time travelers to an island about to be destroyed by a volcanic eruption.
-- Naming the Flowers by Kate Wilhelm, about a man who helps a girl with a growth anomaly which makes her age years every month.
-- The Territory by Bradley Denton, an alternative history with
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Todd
Nov 16, 2014 Todd rated it liked it
Here's my star ratings for each of the stories in this collection. Unlike some collections, there's no real awful story here, but there are some mediocre ones.

Griffin's Egg - 3 stars (feels like an incomplete novel)
Even The Queen - 4 stars
The Round-Eyed Barbarians - 3 stars
Dust - 5 stars (still fresh almost a quarter century later)
Two Guys From The Future - 4 stars
The Mountain To Mohammed - 2 stars (a near-future story proven incorrect by actual events, and not good enough to overcome that)
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Simon Hedge
Oct 21, 2012 Simon Hedge rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As always, a wonderful collection selected by Mr. Dozios. You really can't go wrong with his 'best of the year' volumes. Contains:-

Summation: 1992 I always enjoy Dozois' introductions to these collections. I think he is a very entertaining writer.
Griffin's Egg by Michael Swanwick - Industrial workers on the moon face huge problems from within and without. Very good.
Even The Queen by Connie Willis - Amusing tale of when technology and gender politics clash!
The Round-Eyed Barbarians by L. Sprague
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KristenR
Jul 19, 2010 KristenR rated it really liked it
I really like these collections - here are some of my thoughts on the stories in this volume that stuck out in my mind (wow, it's hard to say much about short stories without giving spoilers)

Even the Queen by Connie Willis - there was a lot of humor in this one, I liked it a lot.

Two Guys From the Future by Terry Bisson - clever time travel story

The Coming of Vertumnus by Ian Watson - pornographic vegetable portraits!

Grownups by Ian R. MacLeod - very weird and creepy

Graves by Joe Haldeman - blah

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Lord Humungus
May 04, 2012 Lord Humungus rated it it was amazing

This was probably the collection that made me read the rest of the series. I still remember the cover among all the other covers.

Introduced me to a whole slew of authors whose work I wasn't aware of. Contains brilliant and memorable stories by Swanwick, Kress, Willis, MacLeod, Reed, Bisson, and the master Frederik Pohl. Even though I probably still remember the stories, I might read this again at some point.

John Devlin
Oct 09, 2008 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.
Paul Bryant
Nov 01, 2008 Paul Bryant marked it as sf-anthologies-to-finish
Shelves: dozois
Best so far:

Outnumbering the Dead, Pohl

9/24
Mike S
Jan 02, 2011 Mike S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-sci-fi
This collection has some really great stories.
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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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