This annual culture from the technology Fiction and myth Writers of the United States collects the simplest of the year's tales, in addition to essays and statement at the present nation of the style and predictions for destiny technology fiction and fable motion pictures, artwork, and extra.
This year's award-winning authors contain Jack McDevitt, James Patrick Kelly, Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Hand, and extra. The anthology additionally positive factors essays from celebrated technological know-how fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Mike Resnick.
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