The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection
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|Author||Edited by Gardner Dozois|
|Series||The Year's Best Science Fiction|
|Genre||Science fiction anthology|
|Publisher||St. Martin's Griffin|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover and Paperback)|
|ISBN||0-312-27465-3 (hardcover); ISBN 0-312-27478-5 (paperback)|
|LC Class||HV7685.B7 B76a|
|Preceded by||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Seventeenth Annual Collection|
|Followed by||The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection|
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection (ISBN 0-312-27465-3) is a science fiction anthology edited by Gardner Dozois that was published in 2001. It is the 18th in The Year's Best Science Fiction series and won a 2002 Locus Award for best anthology.
The book includes a 39-page summation by Dozois; 23 stories, all that first appeared in 2000, and each with a two-paragraph introduction by Dozois; and a seven-page referenced list of honorable mentions for the year. The stories are as follows.
- John Kessel: "The Juniper Tree"
- Charles Stross: "Antibodies" (also collected in Toast: And Other Rusted Futures)
- Ursula K. Le Guin: "The Birthday Of the World"
- Nancy Kress: "Savior"
- Paul J. McAuley: "Reef"
- Susan Palwick: "Going After Bobo"
- Albert E. Cowdrey: "Crux"
- Severna Park: "The Cure For Everything"
- Peter F. Hamilton: "The Suspect Genome"
- Michael Swanwick: "The Raggle Taggle Gypsy-o"
- Lucius Shepard: "The Radiant Green Star"
- Alastair Reynolds: "Great Wall of Mars"
- Eliot Fintushel: "Milo and Sylvie"
- Brian Stableford: "Snowball In Hell"
- Stephen Baxter: "On the Orion Line"
- Greg Egan: "Oracle"
- Rick Coon and Ernest Hogan: "Obsidian Harvest"
- Tananarive Due: "Patient Zero"
- Charles Stross: "A Colder War"
- Steven Utley: "The Real World"
- M. Shayne Bell: "The Thing About Benny"
- Robert Charles Wilson: "The Great Goodbye"
- Ian McDonald: "Tendeléo's Story"