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The Mammoth Book of the Best Short SF Novels

On sale

23rd April 2009

Price: £9.99

Selected:  ebook / ISBN-13: 9781849015349

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Few forms suit SF better than the short novel: long enough to flesh out the details of an alien world or bizarre future society, yet short enough to pack a punch – powerful, elegant and free of padding.

Now, drawing on his benchmark annual series Best New SF, multiple award-winning editor Gardner Dozois selects the 13 finest science fiction novels of the last 20 years.

These unmissable tales, collected here for the first time in one volume, include:

Robert Silverberg’s ‘Sailing to Byzantium’.

Michael Swanwick’s ‘Griffin’s Egg’.

Alastair Reynolds’ Turqouise Days’.

James Patrick Kelly’s ‘Mr. Boy’.

Ursula K. Le Guin ‘Forgiveness Day’.

Greg Egan’s ‘Oceanic’.


Kirkus Reviews
No question as to the quality of the material here.
Publisher’s Weekly
Outstanding ... pays homage to the science fiction novellas of the past two decades and by extension to the entire genre in all its varied glory.