It's Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. 'My baby boy...' she whispers before dying. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
Once we move outside the present day, can we ever return or do we move into an alternate world? What happens if our meddling with Nature leads to time flowing backwards, or slowing down or stopping all together? This title shows what happens once you start to meddle with time and the paradoxes that might arise.
At the age of eighteen, Corinne Bishop is stolen from her happy, loving family by the malevolent vampire Dragos. After many years of captivity and torment, Corinne is rescued by the Order, a cadre of vampire warriors embroiled in a war against Dragos and his followers.
An anthology for science fiction fans including many bright young talents of science fiction, as well as a host of established masters. It covers various aspects of the genre - soft, hard, cyberpunk, cyber noir, anthropological, military and adventure. It also includes a summation of the year and a recommended reading list.
Indiana, 1818. A nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness". "My baby boy..." she whispers before dying. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire.
Filled with sex and violence - in and out of time and space - the three books in this trilogy are only partly works of the imagination. They tackle the cover-ups of our time - from who really shot the Kennedys to why there's a pyramid on a one-dollar bill - and suggest a mind-blowing truth.
Many readers are attracted to science fiction for that singular moment when a story expands your imagination, enabling you to see something in a new light. This book collects some of the finest examples of mind-expanding and awe-inspiring science fiction.
Drawing on the annual series "Best New SF", this title features 13 of the finest science fiction novels. The tales include: "Sailing to Byzantium", "Griffin's Egg", "Turqouise Days", "Mr Boy", "Forgiveness Day", and, "Oceanic".
An anthology that features the works of Stephen Baxter, Greg Bear, William Gibson, Terry Bisson, Greg Egan, Ursula K Le Guin, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Bruce Sterling, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, and Gene Wolfe. This title includes stories such as "Blood Music", "Bears Discover Fire", and "The Left Hand of Darkness".
This volume presents more than two dozen SF stories. It includes stories by Michael Cassott, Nancy Kress, Michael Swanwick, Charles Stross, and many other stars of SF, as well as the usual thorough summation of the year and recommended reading lists.
Comprises over two dozen pieces from some of the world's best writers of science fiction. This collection encompasses different aspects of the genre: soft, hard, cyberpunk, cyber noir, anthropological, military, and adventure.
The good news is, in the future there will be no shortage of romance. On space ships, on newly-colonized planets or on a barely recognizable Earth, life forms, whether human, alien or something in between, will find their way to love. This title features 19 future-set romances.
Offers a collection of stories from some of science fiction's greatest up-and-coming authors, including many award-winners. This book presents fans with a first opportunity to see their considerable talents combined, and also to get a perspective on what's coming next in the genre.
For decades now Gardner Dozois has been presenting his annual selection of the very best of recently published SF stories, both byoutstanding up-and-coming writers and undisputed masters of the genre. It has been voted Year's Best Anthology by the readers of Locus magazine an unparalleled eighteen times and remains the definitive anthology for both diehard sci-fi fans and newcomers to the genre. Without fail, Dozois pinpoints the previous year's most exciting and ambitious science fiction, showcasing truly exceptional contemporary writing. Contributors include: Pavel Amnuel; Paolo Bachigalupi; Jessica Barber; Elizabeth Bear; Lauren Beukes; Chaz Brenchley; Karl Bunker; Jerôme Cigut; D. J. Cockburn; Aliette de Bodard; Cory Doctorow; Greg Egan; Timons Esaias; Paul Graham Raven; James Patrick Kelly; Ellen Klages; Nancy Kress; Jay Lake; Rich Larson; Ken Liu; Ian McDonald; Mary Anne Mohanraj; Susan Palwick; Gareth L. Powell; Robert Reed; Alastair Reynolds; Adam Roberts; Karl Schroeder; Vandana Singh; Allen M. Steele; Michael Swanwick; Rachel Swirsky; Lavie Tidhar; Peter Watts; The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 28 includes, as ever, Dozois's extensive recommended reading guide and his illuminating and incisive summation of the year in science fiction. Praise for previous editions: 'Quantity as well as quality . . . every piece is a treasure.' The Times 'For more than a quarter century, Gardner Dozois's Mammoth Book of Best New SF has defined the field. It is the most important anthology, not only annually, but overall.' Charles N. Brown, publisher of Locus 'The most respected editor in the field.' George R. R. Martin 'New authors rub shoulders with old hands, and strong work from relative novices Hannu Rajaniemi and Lavie Tidhar suggest that SF's future is as bright as ever.' Financial Times 'This annual compilation of the previous year's best short stories and novellas, together with a comprehensive summation of the state of the genre and an extensive "honourable mentions" list, has become an institution over the past three decades.' Guardian
For well over a quarter of a century, Gardner Dozois has been defining the field with his annual selection of the very best of recently published science fiction. Every year he showcases truly exceptional contemporary writing, both by undisputed masters of the genre and outstanding up-and-coming writers. Comprising thirty-three fantastic stories by authors of the calibre of Paolo Bacigalupi, James S. A. Corey, Ann Leckie, Paul McAuley and Ian McDonald, and including, as ever, Dozois' illuminating summation of the year in science fiction and his extensive recommended reading guide, this year's collection is better than ever. Voted Year's Best Anthology by the readers of Locus magazine an unparalleled eighteen times, Dozois's annual selection has become the definitive must-read anthology for both devoted sci-fi fans and newcomers to SF.