Twenty-First Century Science Fiction

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-09-23
  • Publisher: Tor Books

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Twenty-First Century Science Fiction is an enormous anthology of short storiesóclose to 250,000 wordsóedited by two of the most prestigious and award-winning editors in the SF field and featuring recent stories from some of science fiction's greatest up-and-coming authors.

David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have long been recognized as two of the most skilled and trusted arbiters of the field, but Twenty-First Century Science Fiction presents fans' first opportunities to see what their considerable talents come up with together, and also to get a unique perspective on what's coming next in the science fiction field.

The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and established favorites to incandescent new talents including Paolo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear, and Peter Watts, and the stories selected include winners and nominees of all of the science fiction field's major awards.

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Science Fiction Books of 2013

Author Biography

DAVID G. HARTWELL, widely acclaimed as the most influential SF editor of his age, lives in Pleasantville, New York. PATRICK NIELSEN HAYDEN, called “one of the most literate and historically aware editors in science fiction” by The Washington Post, lives in Brooklyn, New York. They have both won the World Fantasy Award and multiple Hugo Awards for their editorial work.

Table of Contents

Infinities by Vandana Singh

Rogue Farm by Charles Stross

The Gambler by Paolo Bacigalupi

Strood by Neal Asher

Eros, Philia, Agape by Rachel Swirsky

The Tale of the Wicked by John Scalzi

Bread and Bombs by M. Rickert

The Waters of Meribah by Tony Ballantyne

Tk'tk'tk by David Levine

The Nearest Thing by Genevieve Valentine

Erosion by Ian Creasey

The Calculus Plague by Marissa Lingen

One of Our Bastards is Missing by Paul Cornell

Tideline by Elizabeth Bear

Finisterra by David Moles

Evil Robot Monkey by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Education of Junior Number 12 by Madeline Ashby

Toy Planes by Tobias Buckell

The Algorithms for Love by Ken Liu

The Albian Message by Oliver Morton

To Hie from Far Cilenia by Karl Schroeder

Savant Songs by Brenda Cooper

Ikiryoh by Liz Williams

The Prophet of Flores by Ted Kosmatka

How to Become a Mars Overlord by Catherynne M. Valente

Second Person, Present Tense by Daryl Gregory

Third Day Lights by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Balancing Accounts by James Cambias

A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel by Yoon Ha Lee

His Master's Voice by Hannu Rajaniemi

Plotters and Shooters by Kage Baker

The Island by Peter Watts

Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction by Jo Walton

Chicken Little by Cory Doctorow

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