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The Towers of the Sunset (Recluce Series #2)
L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
0812519671
August 1993
Mass Market Paperback
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From Kirkus Reviews
A ``prequel'' to The Magic of Recluse (1991), this sometimes engaging, more often frustrating novel details the founding of the island-kingdom of Recluce. Young Creslin, kept ignorant of his powers in both magic and swordcraft, grows unsatisfied with his lot as a male in matriarchal Westwind. Unwillingly betrothed to the ``sub-Tyrant'' of a neighboring nation, Creslin flees eastward, where he is captured by the White (Chaos) magicians, aided by the Black (Order) wizards, and finally forced by circumstance to wed his less-than-thrilled betrothed Megaera, who has been manipulated by magic into the marriage herself. Together (though constantly bickering), they undertake the regency of the desolate isle of Recluce, hoping to turn it into a prosperous haven free of the White wizards. But the wizards have other plans--and...


Year's Best Fantasy
David G. Hartwell
0060521805
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Following the popular Years Best SF series, acclaimed editor David Hartwell collects the very best fantasy short stories of the last year in the Years Best Fantasy 3, a harvest of shimmering beauty and powerful writing. Established masters rub elbows with rising stars and together give us a dazzling treasure trove of stories rich with imagined lands and sharply drawn characters. Contributors to the first two Years Best Fantasy titles included New York Times bestselling authors Terry Goodkind and George R. R. Martin, plus acclaimed authors Nicola Griffith, Nalo Hopkinson, Michael Moorcock and more. • These stories have only been published in magazines—places like Realms of Fantasy and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction — and specialized, small press anthologies. This is their first appearance...


Year's Best Science Fiction 10
David G. Hartwell
0060575611
May 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The best short form science fiction of 2004, selected by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, two of the most respected editors in the field. The short story is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas in science fiction today. It is where the hot new authors emerge and where the beloved giants of the field continue to publish. Now, building on the success of the first nine volumes, Eos will once again present a collection of the best stories of the year in mass market. Here, selected and compiled by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, two of the most respected editors in the field, are stories with visions of tomorrow and yesterday, of the strange and the familiar, of the unknown and the unknowable. With stories from an all-star team of science fiction authors, YEAR'S BEST SF 10 is an indispensable guide for every...


Year's Best Fantasy 4
David G. Hartwell
0060521821
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Following the popular Years Best SF series, acclaimed editors David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer collect the very best fantasy short stories of the last year in the Years Best Fantasy 4, a harvest of shimmering beauty and powerful writing. Established masters rub elbows with rising stars and together give us a dazzling treasure trove of stories rich with imagined lands and sharply drawn characters. Contributors to the first three Years Best Fantasy titles included bestselling authors Terry Goodkind and George R. R. Martin, plus acclaimed authors Nicola Griffith, Nalo Hopkinson, Michael Moorcock, Neil Gaiman and more. • These stories have only been published in magazines—places like Realms of Fantasy and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction — and specialized, small press anthologies. This is their...


Glory Road
Robert A. Heinlein
0765312220
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
E. C. "Scar" Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia , but he hadn't given up his habit of scanning the Personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him:

"ARE YOU A COWARD? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English, with some French, proficient in all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential, willing to travel, no family or emotional ties, indomitably courageous and handsome of face and figure. Permanent employment, very high pay, glorious adventure, great danger. You must apply in person, rue Dante, Nice, 2me étage, apt. D."

How could you not answer an ad like that, especially when it seemed to...


Year's Best SF 9
David G. Hartwell (Editor)
006057559X
May 2004
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
The best short form science fiction of 2003, selected by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, two of the most respected editors in the field. The short story is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas in science fiction today. It is where the hot new authors emerge and where the beloved giants of the field continue to publish. Now, building on the success of the first eight volumes, Eos will once again present a collection of the best stories of the year in mass market. Here, fathered by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, two of the most respected editors in the field, are stories with visions of tomorrow and yesterday, of the strange and the familiar, of the unknown and the unknowable. With stories from some of the best and brightest writers in science fiction, YEAR’S BEST SF 9 is an indispensable guide...


Year's Best Fantasy 1
David G. Hartwell
038081840X
July 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Tales As Deep As Legend
And As New As DawnAcclaimed editor David G. Hartwell has gathered a harvest of shimmering beauty and powerful writing in this inaugural volume of the very best fantasy from the last year. Established masters rub elbows with rising stars in this outstanding collection of short stories rich with imagined lands and finely etched, unforgettable characters. Travel to distant realms -- and around the block -- with stories by: Terry Goodkin
Nicola Griffith
Nalo Hopkinson
George R.R. Martin
Robert Sheckley
Michael Swanwick


About the Author
David G. Hartwell is a Senior Editor at Tor/Forge Books. He is the proprietor of Dragon Press, publisher and bookseller, which publishes The New York Review of Science Fiction....


Year's Best Fantasy 5
David G. Hartwell
0060776056
July 2005
Paperback
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Download Description
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Magic lives in remarkable realms -- and in the short fiction of today's top fantasists. In this fifth breathtaking volume of the year's best flights of the fantastic, award-winning editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer present a dazzling new array of wonders -- stories that break through the time-honored conventions of the genre to carry the reader to astonishing places that only the most ingenious minds could conceive.

In the able hands of Neil Gaiman, Kage Baker, Tim Powers, and others, miracles become tangible and true, impossible creatures roam unfettered, and fairy tales are reshaped, sharpened, and freed from the restrictive bonds of childhood.

Lose yourself in these pages and in these worlds -- and discover the power, the beauty, the unparalleled enchantment of fantasy at its finest." ...



Year's Best SF 11
David G. Hartwell
0060873418
June 2006
Paperback
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Book Description

Travel farther than you've ever dreamed

Man has mused about the nature of our universe since he first gazed up in wonder at the stars. Now some of the most fertile imaginations in speculative fiction offer bold and breathtaking visions of "what's out there" and "what's next" in the eleventh annual celebration of the very best short SF to appear over the past year.

Once again, acclaimed editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer have compiled an extraordinary collection featuring stunning works from modern masters as well as dazzling gems from brilliant new talents -- tales that carry the reader to the far corners of the galaxy and beyond, into hitherto unexplored regions. Get ready to take glorious flight on a journey to the miraculous.

About the...



Year's Best Fantasy 2
David G. Hartwell (Editor)
0380818418
July 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Building on the success of David Hartwell's Years Best SF series (now in its sixth volume), is the second volume of the Years Best Fantasy series, a collection of the best fantasy short stories published in the past year. Following the popular Year's Best SF series, acclaimed editor David Hartwell collects the very best fantasy short stories of the last year in the Year's Best Fantasy 2, a harvest of shimmering beauty and powerful writing. Established masters rub elbows with rising stars and together they give us a dazzling treasure trove of stories, rich with imagined lands and sharply drawn characters. Contributors to the first Year's Best Fantasy included New York Times bestselling authors Terry Goodkind and George R. R. Martin, plus acclaimed authors Nicola Griffith, Nalo Hopkinson, Michael Moorcock and more. ...


Year's Best SF 5
David G. Hartwell
0061020540
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
In 1996, editor/critic David G. Hartwell began selecting his best-of-the-year stories in an anthology providing an interesting juxtaposition to Gardner Dozois's long-running Year's Best Science Fiction series.

Most of Hartwell's picks are by leading authors such as Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Reed, Gene Wolfe, Brian Aldiss, Stephen Baxter, Brian M. Stableford, and Sarah Zettel; several are by less-well-known writers.

Don't miss "Game of the Century," "Visit the Sins," "Kinds of Strangers," or "Huddle." Hugo nominees include "Ancient Engines" by Michael Swanwick, "Fossil Games" by Tom Purdom, "Border Guards" by Greg Egan, and "Macs" by Terry Bisson (which also won the Nebula short story award).

Small, light, and less costly than most anthologies, Hartwell's fifth collection is one of the series' strongest;...



The Hard SF Renaissance
David G. Hartwell (Editor)
031287636X
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, The Hard SF Renaissance (2002) is a thematic sequel to their 1994 anthology The Ascent of Wonder. The first anthology argued that "[t]here has been a persistent viewpoint that hard [science fiction] is somehow the core and the center of the SF field." The Hard SF Renaissance asserts that hard SF has truly become the heart of the genre and supports its assertion by assembling nearly a thousand pages of short stories, novelettes, and novellas originally published between the late 1980s and early 2000s. A different theory says hard SF stories are engineering puzzles disguised as fiction; The Hard SF Renaissance repudiates this theory in regard to modern hard SF. Most of the selections have strong prose and rounded characters, several are classics, and gadget-driven clunkers are...


Year's Best SF 6
David G. Hartwell
0061020559
June 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
David Hartwell's guiding principle for his annual science fiction anthologies is that the stories be clearly science fiction--not fantasy, horror, or postmodern. As always, for the 2001 edition he has chosen stories representing the best of the SF field, along with several short pieces published in Nature magazine as part of a millennium celebration.

Don't miss Tananarive Due's "Patient Zero," which assumes Greg Egan's frequent spotlight on medical SF (this year Egan covers philosophy vs. science in his alternate history "Oracle"); Stephen Dedman's detective story about amputation, "The Devotee"; Stephen Baxter's hard SF "Sheena 5," which is about an enhanced squid and her mission; Ursula K. LeGuin's anthropological tale "The Birthday of the World"; or Nancy Kress's succinct, pithy "To Cuddle Amy."

2001 Hugo Award...



Northern Suns: The New Anthology of Canadian Science Fiction
David G. Hartwell (Editor)
0312864612
April 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Northern Suns is the second anthology of Canadian science fiction from Hartwell and Grant (following Northern Stars). Grant's introductory essay describes the anthology's 21 stories "ranging from hard science fiction to visionary fantasy, from the horrific to the hilarious. Plus an essay by John Clute, and an updated reference list of the winners of the major Canadian SF and fantasy awards." Writers include Margaret Atwood, Robertson Davies, and W.P. Kinsella, all of whom are better known for mainstream fiction; Nalo Hopkinson, Geoff Ryman, and Cory Doctorow, whose names are most connected with SF and fantasy; and writers like Eric Choi, Sally McBride, and Alain Bergeron, known to Canadians but not yet familiar to American readers.

Grant argues that Canadian SF is distinctive for three reasons. First, unlike British or...



The Science Fiction Century, Volume One
David G. Hartwell (Editor)
0312864841
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Review
The Science Fiction Century is editor David G. Hartwell's ambitious attempt to create an anthology spanning 100 years of science fiction, beginning with stories from the 1890s. It is a veritable tome of science fiction that contains 45 tales in all, some from well-known genre authors such as Robert Silverberg and Jack Vance, and others from less science fictionally inclined writers such as Jack London and E. M. Forster. While Hartwell's selections will probably be seen as somewhat controversial (except for five stories, the anthology spans the period from 1950 onward, which is less than half a century at best), they all undeniably make for good--and more often great--reading. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
This anthology...


Year's Best SF 7
Kathryn Cramer
0061061433
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Step into tomorrow and be amazed. Once again, the year's finest flights of speculative imagination are gathered in one extraordinary volume, compiled by acclaimed editor and anthologist David G. Hartwell. From some of the most renowned visionaries of contemporary SF — as well as new writers who are already making an indelible mark — comes an all-new compendium of unparalleled tales of the possible that will enthral, astonish, terrify and elate. Stories of strange worlds and mind-boggling futures, of awesome discoveries and apocalyptic disasters, of universes light years distant and deep within the human consciousness, are collected here as SF's brightest lights shine more radiantly than ever before. New tales from: Brian Aldiss Paul Anderson Stephen Baxter Gregory Benford Terry Bisson Ursula K. Le Guin David...


The Space Opera Renaissance
David G. Hartwell (Editor)
0765306174
July 2006
Hardcover
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Review
“We are in the hands of a loving expert.”
--John Updike on The World Treasury of SF

“An editor extraordinaire.”
--Publishers Weekly on David G. Hartwell

“One of the definitive anthologies of the genre.”
--Des Moines Register on The Science Fiction Century

“Demonstrates the fact that science fiction is alive and well in the ’90s…A fine addition of any science fiction collection."
--VOYA on Visions of Wonder


Year's Best SF 8
David G. Hartwell
006106453X
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The best science fiction short stories of 2002 and 2003, selected by David G. Hartwell, one of the most respected editors in the field. The short story is one of the most vibrant and exciting areas in science fiction today. It is where the hot new authors emerge and where the beloved giants of the field continue to publish. Now, building on the success of the first seven volumes, Eos will once again present a collection of the best stories of the year in mass market format. Here, gathered by David G. Hartwell, one of the most respected editors in the field, are stories with visions of tomorrow and yesterday, of the strange and the familiar, of the unknown and the unknowable. With stories from some of the best and brightest names in science fiction, the Year’s Best SF 8 and SF9 is an indispensable guide for every...

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