The Best of the Best, Volume 2: 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels

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Dozois Best of the Best <— Anthologies & Collections —> Hartwell World Treasury
Gardner Dozois, ed.

St. Martin's Griffin, 2007

Reflecting a common pattern, Dozois' second "best of best" anthology is devoted to novellas (though his earlier volume had included novellas by Kress, MacLeod, Marusek).

  1. “Sailing to Byzantium”, Robert Silverberg (IASFM Feb 1985)
  2. “Surfacing”, Walter Jon Williams (IASFM Apr 1988)
  3. “The Hemingway Hoax”, Joe Haldeman (IASFM Apr 1990)
  4. “Mr. Boy”, James Patrick Kelly (IASFM Jun 1990)
  5. “Beggars in Spain”, Nancy Kress (Axolotl Press)
  6. “Griffin's Egg”, Michael Swanwick (Legend)
  7. “Outnumbering the Dead”, Frederik Pohl
  8. “Forgiveness Day”, Ursula K. Le Guin (Asimov's Nov 1994)
  9. “The Cost to Be Wise”, Maureen F. McHugh (Starlight 1, 1996)
  10. “Oceanic”, Greg Egan (Asimov's Aug 1998)
  11. “Tendeléo's Story”, Ian McDonald
  12. “New Light on the Drake Equation”, Ian R. MacLeod (Sci Fiction website May 2 2001)
  13. “Turquoise Days”, Alastair Reynolds

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