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By Kathryn Cramer

A banner 12 months for speculative fiction has yielded a crop of incredible brief shape SF. Now some of the best to seem during the last 365 days has been accrued into one impressive quantity through acclaimed editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, providing daring visions of days to come back which are vivid, victorious, breathtaking, and strikingly specific. once again, celebrated masters of the sector subscribe to with intriguing new voices to sing of explorations and invasions, grand technological accomplishments, extraordinary flights into the unknown, horrors and miracles, and the human condition.

Welcome to impressive worlds that may be -- and, possibly, prior to you've ever dared to imagine.

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