The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 3

The intensity and breadth of what technology fiction and myth fiction is alterations with each passing 12 months. the 2 dozen tales selected for this publication via award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan rigorously maps this evolution, giving readers an enthralling and always-entertaining examine the superior the style has to offer.

Jonathan Strahan has edited greater than twenty anthologies and collections, together with The Locus Awards, the hot house Opera, The Jack Vance Treasury, and a few year's most sensible annuals. He has gained the Ditmar, William J. Atheling Jr., and Peter McNamara Awards for his paintings as an anthologist, and is the studies editor for Locus.

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