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This annual culture from the technological know-how Fiction and myth Writers of the US collects the simplest of the year?s tales, in addition to essays and observation at the present kingdom of the style and predictions of destiny technology fiction and myth movies, paintings, and more.
This year?s award-winning authors comprise Michael Chabon, Karen pleasure Fowler, Ted Chiang, and Nancy Kress, plus 2008 Grand grasp Michael Moorcock.
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