Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
-Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future
And that is the story of the boy who cried Dragon! Of course, when dragons sit around the campfire at night or tuck their children into bed, they tell the story of the dragon who cried Boy!
-Mike Resnick, Young Warriors: Stories of Strength
Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
A city's only ever three hot meals away from anarchy.
-Alastair Reynolds, Terminal World
Never fire a laser at a mirror.
-Larry Niven
The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.
-Larry Niven, Ringworld
When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
-David Brin
We're all born strangers to ourselves and each other, and we're seldom formally introduced.
-Robert Charles Wilson, Spin
Politics is ugly. Never doubt what small men will do for great power.
-Paolo Bacigalupi, The Windup Girl
Once, poets were magicians. Poets were… stronger than warriors or kings, stronger than old hapless gods. And they will be strong once again.
-Greg Bear
This is how humans are: We question all our beliefs, except for the ones that we really believe in, and those we never think to question.
-Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead
Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!
-C.J. Cherryh
We seem to be young, in a very old Galaxy. We're like kids tiptoeing through a ruined mansion.
-Stephen Baxter, Ark
Even galaxy-spanning anarchist utopias of stupefying full-spectrum civilizational power have turf wars within their unacknowledged militaries.
-Iain M. Banks, Matter
Science fiction is often very far from escapism; in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality.
-Arthur C. Clarke
Man is not a rational animal; he is a rationalizing animal.
-Robert A. Heinlein, Assignment in Eternity
'Normal' is a dryer setting.
-Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
-Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts
Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable made possible.
-Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone
Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science. The whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
-Ray Bradbury

The Year's Best Science Fiction

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 12th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

A consistently award-winning collection once again provides the best science fiction stories...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 13th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

Collects short stories exploring themes of time and space travel, self-discovery, and science...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 14th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

A volume of an editor's favorite short science fiction pieces showcases the work of Gregory...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 15th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

The definitive annual anthology in the science fiction field. In this mammoth book, Dozios has...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 16th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 17th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

In science fiction's early days, stories often looked past 1984 to the year 2000 as the far...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 18th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe,...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 19th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

Collected in this anthology are such compelling stories as: "On K2 with Kanakaredes" by Dan...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 20th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 21st Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 22nd Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 23rd Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

In the heart of the new millennium, worlds beyond our imagination have opened up, blurring the...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 24th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

The twenty-eight stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe,...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 25th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 26th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

The thirty stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 27th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

The thirty-two stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into...

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The Year's Best Science Fiction: 28th Annual
Ed. Gardner Dozois

In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries...

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