The purely crucial annual SF collection
Widely considered as the benchmark anthology for each technology fiction fan, The huge ebook of top New SF 19 continues to uphold its ordinary of excellence with over dozen tales from the former year.
This year's quantity contains many shiny younger abilities of technology fiction, in addition to a number of tested masters. It covers each point of the style - tender, difficult, cyberpunk, cyber noir, anthropological, army and adventure.
Also incorporated is an intensive summation of the 12 months and a instructed analyzing list.
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