The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens
First Annual Collection
Author: Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden
Award-winning anthologists Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have combed through a year's worth of books and magazines and websites to find the most outstanding fantasy and science fiction stories of 2004--and collected them into a single volume aimed specifically at teens and young adults.
Many of today's most popular authors are represented here, including:
* Garth Nix, author of Sabriel, Lirael, and Abhorsen, who presents an unforgettable tale of two swords, two daughters, and two endings....
* S. M. Stirling, author of Island in the Sea of Time, sends a likeable young barbarian across the Channel to Alba, for a confrontation with a wizard from faraway Nantucket that will change his life forever...
* David Gerrold, creator of "The Trouble with Tribbles," who takes you to a remote countryside surrounded by a mysterious darkness, whose secret has yet to be revealed...
"The stories in this anthology range from good to brilliant to jaw-dropping." - Cory Doctorow
In The News
"[T]he stories are prizes...in this strong, accessible collection." - Booklist
"The selection of stories is excellent, providing a wonderful sampling of a wide range of fiction aimed (directly or indirectly) at a YA audience and here’s plenty to please here... I’m already looking forward to next year." - The Chronicle