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This most modern quantity of The Year's top technology Fiction consists of at the proud culture, with tales by way of Lucius Shepard, Orson Scott Card, Damon Knight, Pat Cadigan, Robert Silverberg, Somtown Sucharitkul, Tanith Lee, Scott Baker, Michael Swanwick, John Kessel, Richard Kearns, Greg undergo, Bruce Sterling, Jack Dann, Tim Powers, James Patrick Kelly, Connie Willis, Harry Turtledove, Howard Waldrop, Walter Jon Williams, Neal Barret, Jr., Lewis Shiner, Judith Moffett, Kim Stanley Robinson, Tom Maddox, Karen pleasure Fowler, William Gibson. greater than the other anthology, this quantity really is the simplest technological know-how fiction of the year--the unmarried publication no SF fan will be with out.

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