This annual book as selected by means of the technology Fiction and myth Writers of the US brings jointly the easiest of the year's tales, in addition to essays and observation at the present country of the style and predictions of destiny technology fiction and delusion motion pictures, artwork, and extra.

This year's award-winning authors comprise Joe Haldeman (Novel), Kelly hyperlink (Novella, Novelette), and Carol Emshwiller (Short Story).

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