Ambitious, definitive ... the best short-form SF published this century so far.
David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have long been recognised as some of the most skilled and trusted arbiters in science fiction, but Twenty-First Century Science Fiction presents fans with a first opportunity to see their considerable talents combined, and also to get a unique perspective on what's coming next in the genre.
Hartwell has produced a pool of anthologies that attempt to stand as definitive volumes. The Science Fiction Century is another such successful landmark collection. - Publishers WeeklyA superb survey for the uninitiated and a definitive sampler for confirmed fans. - BooklistThis ranks as one of the definitive anthologies of the genre - and it makes the perfect introduction to the field of science fiction . . . The Science Fiction Century shows great breadth and range . . . Editor Hartwell succeeds by including a wide range of authors, styles, and themes. - The Des Moines RegisterWe are in the hands of a loving expert.A first-rate selection of some of the best short SF and fantasy of recent years. Locus Magazine on New Skies and New Magics - Locus MagazineThe finest collection of SF short stories published specifically for young adult readers in recent memory. - VOYA on New SkiesSuperior - Nielsen Hayden deserves a medal. There hasn't been an original anthology series so consistently satisfying since Damon Knight's Orbit. - Kirkus Reviews on Starlight 3The finest collection of SF short stories published specifically for young adult readers in recent memory. - Voice of Youth Advocates