Detailed view for the Book: Best of Jim Baen's Universe II, The (Anthology)

Blurb: 
The online magazine Jim Baen's Universe is now in its third successful year, and fans of science fiction and fantasy agree that it's the place on the internet to find great reading both by top-selling established writers and talented new arrivals. And now JBU editors Eric Flint and Mike Resnick select the very best of the stories that have appeared in the magazine.

Flint himself, with his frequent collaborator Dave Freer, return to their popular series that began with Rats, Bats & Vats in a story set on a hollow asteroid where someone killing women of the oldest profession. Mike Resnick, the all-time leading award winner for short fiction tells what happens when a pro basketball team gets the best player that money can buy--or that science can manufacture. Hugo and Nebula winner Nancy Kress looks at the aftermath of World War III, and the aliens who have arrived, but not to help the human survivors--they're only interested in Man's Best Friend.

Also on board: Award-winning writer Elizabeth Bear; another award-winner and New York Times best-selling writer, Garth Nix, and much more in a generous serving of the best science fiction and fantasy being written today.

Contents:

Preface

SCIENCE FICTION STORIES

Crawlspace by Eric Flint and Dave Freer
The Big Guy by Mike Resnick
Murphy's War by James P. Hogan
Laws of Survival by Nanct Kress
War Stories by Elizabeth Bear
A Stranger in Paradise by Edward M. Lerner
NEWTS by John Barnes
An Ocean is a Snowflake, Four Billion Miles Away by John Barnes
Dark Corners by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Ten Thousand Things by Mark L. Van Name
A Better Sense of Direction by Mike Wood
Tweak by Jack McDevitt
Squish by S. E. Ward

FANTASY STORIES

Touching the Dead by J. Kathleen Cheney
The Spiral Road by Louise Marley
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Go to War Again by Garth Nix
Creation: The Launch! by Laura Resnick
Midnight at the Quantum Cafe K. D. Wentworth
Swing Time by Carrie Vaughn
The Lord Protector's Daughter by L. E. Modesitt Jr,
Palm Sunday by Ian Watson
The Necromancer in Love by Wil McCarthy

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