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Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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    y One Million A.D. Gardner Dozois (editor), New York (City) : Science Fiction Book Club [USA] , 2005 Z1909403 2005 anthology short story science fiction An anthology of six original novellas of the very far future commissioned by the Science Fiction Book Club (and in a departure from their usual reprints-only policy). The authors are are Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Nancy Kress, Alastair Reynolds, Charlie Stross, and Australian Greg Egan. New York (City) : Science Fiction Book Club [USA] , 2005 pg. 349-399
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    y The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 2 Bill Congreve (editor), Michelle Marquardt (editor), Chatswood : MirrorDanse Books , 2006 Z1371674 2006 anthology short story fantasy science fiction Chatswood : MirrorDanse Books , 2006 pg. 188-247
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    y The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection Gardner Dozois (editor), New York (City) : St. Martin's Griffin , 2007 Z1909406 2007 anthology short story science fiction Comprising 28 stories by some of the world's leading science fiction writers and emerging talents, this anthology takes the reader far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. The authors are: Cory Doctorow, Robert Charles Wilson, Michael Swanwick, Ian McDonald, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Kage Baker, Bruce McAllister, Alastair Reynolds, Jay Lake, Ruth Nestvold, Gregory Benford, Justin Stanchfield, Walter Jon Williams, Greg Van Eekhout, Robert Reed, David D. Levine, Paul J. McAuley, Mary Rosenblum, Daryl Gregory, Jack Skillingstead, Paolo Bacigalupi, Greg Egan, Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Ken MacLeod, Stephen Baxter, Carolyn Ives Gilman, John Barnes and A.M. Dellamonica New York (City) : St. Martin's Griffin , 2007 pg. 457-492
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    y Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction: 20th Annual Collection Gardner Dozois (editor), London : Robinson Publishing Ltd , 2007 Z1909423 2007 anthology short story science fiction Widely regarded as the benchmark science fiction anthology, this 2007 edition of The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction comprises over two dozen stories from the previous year by both emerging and established writers. The stories cover most areas of genre - including soft, hard, cyberpunk, cyber noir, anthropological, military and adventure. London : Robinson Publishing Ltd , 2007 pg. 495-534
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    y Dark Integers and Other Stories Greg Egan , Michigan : Subterranean Press , 2008 Z1614794 2008 selected work short story Michigan : Subterranean Press , 2008 pg. 51-102
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    y Oceanic Greg Egan , London : Gollancz , 2009 Z1614734 2009 selected work novella short story science fiction

    Collected together for the first time are twelve stories by the incomparable Greg Egan, one of those most exciting writers of science fiction working today.

    In these glimpses into the future Egan continues to explore the essence of what it is to be human, and the nature of what - and who - we are, in stories that range from parables of contemporary human conflict and ambition to far-future tales of our immortal descendants.

    Return to the universe of the meta-civilisation known as the Amalgam, which Egan explored in his critically acclaimed novel Incandescence: 'Riding the Crocodile', which recounts an epic endeavour a million years from now to bridge the divide between the Amalgam and the reclusive Aloof; 'Glory', set in the same future, in which two archaeologists strive to decipher the artefacts of an ancient civilisation, and 'Hot Rock', where an obscure, sunless world conceals mind-spinning technological marvels, bitter fractional struggles, and a many-layered secret history.

    This superb collection also includes the title story, the Hugo Award-winning 'Oceanic': a boy is inducted into a religion that becomes centre of his life, but as an adult he must face evidence that casts a new light on his faith.

    Oceanic: travel into the worlds of the future in the hands of a master craftsman. (Publisher's blurb)

    London : Gollancz , 2009
    pg. 288-341
Last amended 7 Jan 2013