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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 5

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Vol. 5


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ISBN: 9781597801720
Published: 03/01/2011

Buy at: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell's, or Baen

ISBN: 9781597803045
Published: 03/01/2011

Edited by Jonathan Strahan

Featuring stories by:

Joe Abercrombie

Holly Black

Cory Doctorow

Neil Gaiman

Elizabeth Hand

Kij Johnson

Ellen Kushner

Margo Lanagan

K . J. Parker

Robert Reed

Bruce Sterling

Peter Watts

and many others

A poet and a bear journey toward the ruins of a city in search of answers; a diminutive man seeks satisfaction within a secluded mountain cave; an elderly widow enjoys the company of a collection of robotic cowboys; the Boy Who Never Grew Up becomes an agent of Her Majesty’s Secret Service; a werewolf girl joins the cast of a musical revue; a group of hardened mercenaries takes on a foolish job; a young man learns the ways of the world in the arms of a Sylvanian maiden; a teenage girl attempts to escape her domineering mother’s influence aboard a cargo spaceship; an impossible flying machine departs on its maiden voyage…

The depth and breadth of science fiction and fantasy fiction continues to change with every passing year. The twenty-nine stories chosen for this book by award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan carefully map this evolution, giving readers a captivating and always-entertaining look at the very best the genre has to offer.

Jonathan Strahan has edited more than twenty anthologies and collections, including The Locus Awards (with Charles N. Brown), The New Space Opera (with Gardner Dozois), and The Starry Rift. He has won the Ditmar, William J. Atheling Jr., and Peter McNamara awards for his work as an anthologist and reviewer, and was nominated for a Hugo Award for his editorial work. Strahan is currently the reviews editor for Locus.