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The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens|Jane Yolen
The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens : First Annual Collection
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Overview

Award-winning anthologists Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have combed through a year's worth of books and magazines and websites to find the most outstanding fantasy and science fiction stories of 2004--and collected them into a single volume aimed specifically at teens and young adults.

Many of today's most popular authors are represented here, including:
* Garth Nix, author of Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen, who presents an unforgettable tale of two swords, two daughters, and two endings....
* S. M. Stirling, author of Island in the Sea of Time, sends a likeable young barbarian across the Channel to Alba, for a confrontation with a wizard from faraway Nantucket that will change his life forever...
* David Gerrold, creator of "The Trouble with Tribbles," who takes you to a remote countryside surrounded by a mysterious darkness, whose secret has yet to be revealed...

"The stories in this anthology range from good to brilliant to jaw-dropping." - Cory Doctorow

  • ISBN-13: 9780765313843
  • ISBN-10: 0765313847
  • Publisher: Tor Teen
  • Publish Date: May 2005
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
  • Page Count: 288
  • Reading Level: Ages 13-18

A sci-fi sampler

If your teen prefers short stories to novels, The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens, edited by Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielson Hayden, offers a range of excellent choices culled from stories published in 2004. In the first such collection especially for teens, the 11 entries cover the gamut from high fantasy to hard science fiction and everything in-between. From fairies living in handbags to augmented super dogs, flying islands, dark changelings and baby dragons, there is something for every reader's taste. The contributors include many authors already popular with kids today, such as Garth Nix and David Gerrold, as well as some who might be new to teenage readers, including Theodora Goss and Kelly Link. A bonus story by Rudyard Kipling, first published 100 years ago, gives historic range to the collection. With suggestions for other books to read and a list of Honor Stories that came out in 2004, this anthology can lead the reader to even more wonderful tales.

Colleen Cahill is Recommending Officer of Science Fiction and Fantasy at the Library of Congress.