Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Year's Best Short Science Fiction Novels

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Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Year's Best Short Science Fiction Novels
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
2007
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 642
ISBN 978-0-312-36341-3
OCLC 71173902
Dewey Decimal 813/.0876608 22
LC Class PS648.S3 B499 2007
Preceded by Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction

Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Year's Best Short Science Fiction Novels (ISBN 978-0312363413) is a science fiction anthology edited by Gardner Dozois that was published in 2007. It is a special edition in The Year's Best Science Fiction series.

Contents[edit]

The book includes 13 novellas 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 22nd edition of the series. It also includes a three-page preface by Dozois explaining that he set out to edit just one "Best of the Best" volume but found it impossible to do justice to such a task without adding a second volume, to focus on longer works that would have taken too much space away from the first "Best of the Best" installment. Out of 13 authors in the second volume, all but two (Pohl and Reynolds) were also included in the first volume. The stories are as follows.