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Publisher: INFINIVOX

Publication Date: 2017

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The Year's Top Short SF Novels 7

edited by Allan Kaster

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.

Paperback Book

374 pages


5.98 x 0.83 x 9.02 inches




1.25 pounds

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