The Years Best Science Fiction, Volume 29
The Year's Best Science Fiction, Volume 29

Edition:
ISBN: 9781250003546
Year of publication: 2012
Sequence of author: The year's best science fiction(№29)

The Year's Best Science Fiction, Volume 29


Author:
Stephen Baxter
Pat Cadigan
Elizabeth Bear
Maureen F McHugh
Peter S Beagle
Michael Swanwick
Ian McDonald
Ken MacLeod
Gardner Dozois
Michael F Flynn
Geoff Ryman
Karl Schroeder
Alastair Reynolds
Gwyneth Jones
Kij Johnson
Paul McAuley
Catherynne M Valente
Jay Lake
Tobias S Buckell
Ian R MacLeod
Robert Reed
Lavie Tidhar
Damien Broderick
Yoon Ha Lee
Carolyn Ives Gilman
David Moles
John Barnes
Paul Cornell
Dave Hutchinson
Tom Purdom
David Klecha
Jim Hawkins
Alec Nevala-Lee
Peter M Ball
Chris Lawson

Genre:
Science fiction


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THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION Twenty-Ninth Annual Collection Edited by Gardner Dozois Summation: 2011 Like last year, the big story in 2011 continues to be the explosion in e-book sales, which have been dramatic enough, and accrued fast enough, to make some commentators speculate that e-books will eventually drive physical print books out of existence altogether. I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon, if it ever does, but the e-book revolution has been impressive nevertheless, and shows no sign of losing momentum, especially with new devices like the Kindle Fire coming on sale, and no doubt other even more sophisticated devices waiting in the wings. According to BookStats, a joint-research venture between the Book Industry Study Group and the Association of American Publishers, e-book sales jumped to $863.7 million in 2010 from $61.8 million in 2008. No reliable overall figures for 2011 are yet available, but one publisher...

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