Few forms suit SF better than the short novel: long enough to flesh out the details of an alien world or bizarre future society, yet short enough to pack a punch powerful, elegant and free of padding. Now, drawing on his benchmark annual series Best New SF, multiple award-winning editor Gardner Dozois selects the 13 finest science fiction novels of the last 20 years. These unmissable tales, collected here for the first time in one volume, include: Robert Silverberg's 'Sailing to Byzantium'. Michael Swanwick's 'Griffin's Egg. Alastair Reynolds Turqouise Days. James Patrick Kelly's 'Mr. Boy'. Ursula K. Le Guin 'Forgiveness Day'. Greg Egans 'Oceanic.