The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction: v. 19 by Gardner Dozois
The only essential annual SF collection. Widely regarded as the benchmark anthology for every science fiction fan, "The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 19" continues to uphold its standard of excellence with over two dozen stories from the previous year. This year's volume includes many bright young talents of science fiction, as well as a host of established masters. It covers every aspect of the genre - soft, hard, cyberpunk, cyber noir, anthropological, military, and adventure. Also included is a thorough summation of the year and a recommended reading list.