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The year's best science fiction : tenth annual collection

by Gardner R Dozois;

  Print book : Fiction  |  1st ed

Selected story summaries   (2018-11-07)


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by billborre

"The Hammer of God" by Arthur C. Clarke (from X) - Captain Singh leads a mission to attach a booster to Kali, an asteroid on a collision course with Earth, but the booster falls prey to sabotage from religious fanatics. Captain Singh and his crew sacrifice their lives to use the ship's thrust to divert Kali from striking Earth. 

"Lieserl" by Stephen Baxter (from XI) - Lieserl is a girl who is born self-aware and experiences rapid growth as part of an experiment regarding engineering on the sun.

"Cocoon" by Greg Egan (from XII) - A gay investigator is conflicted when he's hired by Life Enhancement International to look into a bombing which occurred on a product that has the potential to guarantee a couple a heterosexual child.

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