The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 6

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The technological know-how fiction and fable fields proceed to conform, surroundings new marks with every one passing yr. For the 6th 12 months in a row, grasp anthologist Jonathan Strahan has accrued tales to captivate, entertain, and show off some of the best the style has to supply. severely acclaimed, and with a name for together with award-winning speculative fiction, the easiest technological know-how Fiction and delusion of the 12 months is the one significant "best of" anthology to gather either delusion and technology fiction below one cover.

Jonathan Strahan has edited greater than thirty anthologies and collections, together with The Locus Awards (with Charles N. Brown), the recent house Opera (with Gardner Dozois), and Swords and darkish Magic: the recent Sword and Sorcery.

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