Few forms suit SF better than the short novel: long enough to flesh out the details of an alien world or bizarre future society, yet short enough to pack a punch - powerful, elegant and free of padding.
Now, drawing on his benchmark annual series Best New SF, multiple award-winning editor Gardner Dozois selects the 13 finest science fiction novels of the last 20 years.
These unmissable tales, collected here for the first time in one volume, include:
Robert Silverberg's 'Sailing to Byzantium'.
Michael Swanwick's 'Griffin's Egg'.
Alastair Reynolds' Turqouise Days'.
James Patrick Kelly's 'Mr. Boy'.
Ursula K. Le Guin 'Forgiveness Day'.
Greg Egan's 'Oceanic'.