The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 (Mammoth Books)

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Gardner Dozois
edited
Asimov’s Science Fiction
magazine for twenty years. He has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor fifteen times and has also received numerous Nebula Awards. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

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THE MAMMOTH BOOK
OF BEST NEW SF 25
 

Edited by

GARDNER DOZOIS

 

 

 

 

 

Constable & Robinson Ltd

55–56 Russell Square

London WC1B 4HP

www.constablerobinson.com

 

First published in the US as

The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-ninth Annual Edition

by St Martin’s Griffin, a division of St Martin’s Press, 2012

 

First published in the UK by Robinson,

an imprint of Constable & Robinson Ltd, 2012

 

Copyright © Gardner Dozois, 2012

(unless otherwise stated)

 

The right of Gardner Dozois to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

 

All rights reserved. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out or otherwise circulated in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser.

 

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual events or locales is entirely coincidental.

 

A copy of the British Library Cataloguing in

Publication Data is available from the British Library

 

ISBN: 978-1-78033-882-8 (paperback)

ISBN: 978-1-78033-883-5 (ebook)

 

Printed and bound in the UK

 

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CONTENTS

 

 

Permissions

Acknowledgments

Summation: 2011

 

THE CHOICE

Paul McAuley

A SOLDIER OF THE CITY

David Moles

THE BEANCOUNTER’S CAT

Damien Broderick

DOLLY

Elizabeth Bear

MARTIAN HEART

John Barnes

EARTH HOUR

Ken MacLeod

LAIKA’S GHOST

Karl Schroeder

THE DALA HORSE

Michael Swanwick

THE WAY IT WORKS OUT AND ALL

Peter S. Beagle

THE ICE OWL

Carolyn Ives Gilman

THE COPENHAGEN INTERPRETATION

Paul Cornell

THE INVASION OF VENUS

Stephen Baxter

DIGGING

Ian McDonald

ASCENSION DAY

Alastair Reynolds

AFTER THE APOCALYPSE

Maureen F. McHugh

SILENTLY AND VERY FAST

Catherynne M. Valente

A LONG WAY HOME

Jay Lake

THE INCREDIBLE EXPLODING MAN

Dave Hutchinson

WHAT WE FOUND

Geoff Ryman

A RESPONSE FROM EST
17 •
Tom Purdom

THE COLD STEP BEYOND

Ian R. MacLeod

A MILITANT PEACE

David Klecha and Tobias S. Buckell

THE ANTS OF FLANDERS

Robert Reed

THE VICAR OF MARS

Gwyneth Jones

THE SMELL OF ORANGE GROVES

Lavie Tidhar

THE IRON SHIRTS

Michael F. Flynn

CODY

Pat Cadigan

FOR I HAVE LAIN ME DOWN ON THE STONE OF LONELINESS AND I’LL NOT BE BACK AGAIN

Michael Swanwick

GHOSTWEIGHT

Yoon Ha Lee

DIGITAL RITES

Jim Hawkins

THE BONELESS ONE

Alec Nevala-Lee

DYING YOUNG

Peter M. Ball

CANTERBURY HOLLOW

Chris Lawson

THE VORKUTA EVENT

Ken MacLeod

THE MAN WHO BRIDGED THE MIST

Kij Johnson

 

Honorable Mentions: 2011

PERMISSIONS

 

 

“The Choice” by Paul McAuley. Copyright © 2011 by Dell Magazines. First published in
Asimov’s Science Fiction,
February 2011. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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