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Publisher: INFINIVOX

Publication Date: 2017

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The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 9

edited by Allan Kaster

A collection spotlighting the “best of the best” science fiction stories published in 2016 by current and emerging masters of the genre, edited by Allan Kaster.

  • “The Art of Space Travel” by Nina Allan — The staff of a hotel prepares for the crew of a one-way mission to Mars on the heels of earlier disasters.

  • “They Have all One Breath” by Karl Bunker — An artist and his wife search for fulfillment in a utopian world created by AIs.

  • “Patience Lake” by Matthew Claxton — An injured military cyborg helps defend a farm family that has rendered him aid.

  • “Touring with the Alien” by Carolyn Ives Gilman — In a top secret job, an all too conscious bus driver takes a non-cognizant alien and his human translator on a tour of the United States.

  • “My Generations Shall Praise” by Samantha Henderson — A woman on death row is persuaded to have her mind overwritten so that a wealthy relative can use her as a host body.

  • “Elves of Antarctica” by Paul McAuley — People adapting to a melted Antarctica evolve new folklore, superstitions, and myths.

  • “Red in Tooth and Cog” by Cat Rambo — A woman acquires a keen interest in the small domestic appliance AI ecosystem that evolves in a park after her phone is stolen.

  • “Parables of Infinity” by Robert Reed — An ancient robot tells a human how it helped build the Great Ship, a planet-sized starship, from hyperfiber.

  • “Prodigal” by Gord Sellar — An uplifted family dog questions the relationship between dogs and humans and then takes action.

  • “Terminal” by Lavie Tidhar — In a Bradburyesque tale, people go to Mars via cheap, one-person, one-way spacecrafts called jalopies.

Paperback Book

266 pages


5.98 x 0.6 x 9.02 inches




0.9 pounds

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