21st Century Science Fiction

Twenty-First Century technological know-how Fiction is a gigantic anthology of brief stories—close to 250,000 words—edited by two of the most prestigious and award-winning editors within the SF box and featuring recent tales from a few of technological know-how fiction’s maximum up-and-coming authors.
David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have lengthy been well-known as of the main expert and depended on arbiters of the sector, yet Twenty-First Century technological know-how Fiction provides fans’ first possibilities to determine what their huge abilities get a hold of jointly, and in addition to get a different viewpoint on what’s coming next within the technological know-how fiction field.
The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and verified favorites to incandescent new abilities together with Paolo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth endure, and Peter Watts, and the tales selected include winners and nominees of all the technological know-how fiction field’s significant awards.


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