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The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens

The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens

First Annual Collection

Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Tor Teen


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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

Praise for The Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens

"[T]he stories are 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


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Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Jane Yolen is one of the most distinguished and successful authors for young readers and adults in the country. She is the author of more than 200 books--including Briar Rose, Sister Light, Sister Dark, Owl Moon, and the immensely popular The Devil's Arithmetic. Her books have won awards including the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, the World Fantasy Award, the Jewish Book Award, and two Christopher Medals. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden, winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology for Starlight 1, has been called "one of the most literate and historically aware editors in science fiction" by The Washington Post. His young adult anthologies New Magics and New Skies have garnered stellar reviews.

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