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A Creature of Moonlight
Rebecca Hahn
Saffron And Brimstone: Strange Stories
Elizabeth Hand
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance
Lois McMaster Bujold
Snow in May: Stories
Kseniya Melnik
The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy - Harlan Ellison, Ursula K. Le Guin, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree Jr., Terry Bisson, Gene Wolfe, Bruce Sterling, Pat Murphy, John Kessel, Jonathan Strahan, John Varley, Greg Egan, Octavia E. Butler, Ted Chiang, Charles N. Brown, John Crowley, Connie Willis, Lucius Shepard, Nei Excellent collection. Of course, when you're aiming to select the best stories from the last 30 years, you're bound to get some good ones! I'd already read about half of them, which wasn't a bad ratio, and I only disliked a couple. The anthology really works as an overview and a retrospective of the genre - I'd recommend it highly to anyone who asked me, "So, why do you like SF, anyway?"


Contents:
The Death of Doctor Island • (1973) • Gene Wolfe
The Day Before the Revolution • (1974) • Ursula K. Le Guin
Jeffty Is Five • (1977) • Harlan Ellison
The Persistence of Vision • (1978) • John Varley
The Way of Cross and Dragon • (1979) • George R. R. Martin
Souls • (1982) • Joanna Russ
Bloodchild • (1984) • Octavia E. Butler
The Only Neat Thing to Do • (1985) • James Tiptree, Jr.
Rachel in Love • (1987) • Pat Murphy
The Scalehunter's Beautiful Daughter • (1988) • Lucius Shepard
Bears Discover Fire • (1990) • Terry Bisson
Buffalo • (1991) • John Kessel
Even the Queen • (1992) • Connie Willis
Gone • (1996) • John Crowley
Maneki Neko • (1998) • Bruce Sterling
Border Guards • (1999) • Greg Egan
Hell Is the Absence of God • (2001) • Ted Chiang
October in the Chair • (2002) • Neil Gaiman