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ISBN: 978-1983653261

Paperback: 374 pages

Dimensions: 5.98 x 0.83 x 9.02 inches

Publisher: Infinivox

Publication Date: 2017

The Year's Top Short SF Novels 7

SKU: 978-1983653261
  • Short novels are movie length narratives that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This collection presents the best-of-the-best science fiction novellas published in 2016 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form of storytelling, edited by Allan Kaster.

    • “Wyatt Earp 2.0” by Wil McCarthy A rough and tumble Martian mining town reconstructs Wyatt Earp to help restore order.
    • “The Charge and the Storm” by An Owomoyela An uneasy co-existence between human refugees from a crashed spaceship and the aliens who saved them is threatened by human dissidents.
    • “Lazy Dog Out” by Suzanne Palmer A spaceship pilot becomes embroiled in a sinister conspiracy that threatens a space station’s way of life and everything she holds dear.
    • “The Iron Tactician,” by Alastair Reynolds Merlin hunts the galaxy for a superweapon powerful enough to destroy the berserker-like robots called Huskers.
    • “Einstein’s Shadow” by Allen M. Steele An alternate history in which an American detective becomes Albert Einstein’s bodyguard as the physicist flees the Nazis onboard an airplane the size of an ocean liner.
    • “The Vanishing Kind” by Lavie Tidhar Set in post-World War II London where Nazi Germany won the war, a lovesick, former German soldier searches for an old flame hoping to rekindle a romance in this cold, stark world.
    • “The Metal Demimonde” by Nick Wolven Amidst a world dominated by automation, a carney passionate about her carnival ride has a fling with a jobless boy who rages against those machines.
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