The Year's Best Science Fiction: 3rd Annual Collection

The simplest will get greater and larger. The two-time Nebula Award profitable writer and lately named editor of Isaac Asimov's technological know-how Fiction journal has compiled an grand choice of technology fiction from 1985. It contains 11 present Nebula Award Finalists, and works by way of such best-selling and award-winning authors as Orson Scott Card, John Crowley, Avram Davidson, William Gibson, Joe Haldeman, R.A. Lafferty, George R.R. Martin, Frederik Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., and Howard Waldrop. the best new writers within the box also are represented, together with fresh Hugo and Nebula Award nominees akin to James P. Blaylock, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard, Lewis Shiner, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, and Walter Jon Williams. greater than ever, this large and pleasant publication is the easiest purchase in technological know-how fiction.

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