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ISBN: 978-1536898408

Paperback: 268 pages

Dimensions: 5.98 x 0.61 x 9.02 inches

Publisher: Infinivox

Publication Date: 2016

The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 8

SKU: 978-1536898408
  • A collection spotlighting the “best of the best” science fiction stories published in 2015 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster.

    • “My Last Bringback” by John Barnes — An expert on restoring the memories of Alzheimer's patients becomes her own patient.
    • “The Tumbledowns of Cleopatra Abyss” by David Brin A young man living in a bubble habitat on the ocean floor of Venus must deal with terraforming gone awry.
    • Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight by Aliette de Bodard The death of a scientist in the Dai Viet interstellar empire is mourned in this winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award.
    • “Damage” by David Levine The shipmind of a cobbled together fighter spacecraft and its pilot press on under dire circumstances.
    • Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan” by Ian McDonald An aristocrat’s trip to Venus, in search of her disgraced brother, is memorialized by papercuts of flora native to this planet.
    • “The Audience” by Sean McMullen A spacecraft’s trek to another planet discovers a malevolent species interested in Earth.
    • “Empty” by Robert Reed An AI is on a mission to the outer reaches of the solar system to found a sanctuary in a posthuman universe.
    • “A Murmuration” by Alastair Reynolds A scientist struggles to publish a paper on her exhilarating findings on the flocking behavior of birds.
    • “Two-Year Man” by Kelly Robson In this dystopian future, a janitor brings a mutant baby home to his wife hoping to fill their lives with love.
    • Today I Am Paul” by Martin L. Shoemaker An android medical attendant, capable of mimicking family members, cares for an Alzheimer’s patient.
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