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The intensity and breadth of what technological know-how fiction and fable fiction is alterations with each passing 12 months. the 2 dozen tales selected for this booklet through award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan rigorously maps this evolution, giving readers an enthralling and always-entertaining examine some of the best the style has to offer.

Jonathan Strahan has edited greater than twenty anthologies and collections, together with The Locus Awards, the recent area Opera, The Jack Vance Treasury, and a couple of year's most sensible annuals. He has received the Ditmar, William J. Atheling Jr., and Peter McNamara Awards for his paintings as an anthologist, and is the reports editor for Locus.

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