Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction

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Best of the Best: 20 Years of The Year's Best Science Fiction
Author Edited by Gardner Dozois
Country United States
Language English
Series The Year's Best Science Fiction
Genre Science fiction anthology
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Publication date
2005
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 655 pp
ISBN ISBN 978-0-312-33656-1 (hardcover); ISBN 978-0-312-33655-4 (paperback)
OCLC 56753613
813/.0876608 22
LC Class PS648.S3 B499 2005
Followed by Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Year's Best Short Science Fiction Novels

Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction (ISBN 978-0-312-33656-1) is a science fiction anthology edited by Gardner Dozois that was published in 2005. It is a special edition in The Year's Best Science Fiction series.

Contents[edit]

The book includes a 5-page foreword by Robert Silverberg, a 3-page preface by Dozois, and 36 stories selected by Dozois from among prior annual editions of The Year's Best Science Fiction. Although it is billed as "20 years" of the year's best science fiction, it was actually edited after the 21st edition of the series, and the editor selected from among all 21 editions. The stories are as follows.

The UK edition, titled The Mammoth Book of The Best of The Best New SF included three additional stories at the end of the book: