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New possibilities previously unimagined appear almost daily. The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now.

In science fiction's early days, stories often looked past to the year as the far unknowable future. Here now, on the brink of the twenty-first century, the future remains as distant and The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along Gardner Dozois, science fiction's foremost editor, consistently selects the field's best work each year with this showcase anthology. This year's collection presents sterling short stories from veterans From Cyberspace to outer space, from the Dark Continent to the speed of light, the dozens of stories in this terrific collection represent the year's finest offerings in imaginative fiction.

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The marvels of tomorrows past and tomorrows yet to come abound in this delightful volume. With two dozen imaginative and moving tales, this collection included the work of the finest writers in the To read is to journey, and to read science fiction is to venture into a myriad of imaginative and delightful worlds, such as:. The dozens of delightful stories in this anthology dazzle the mind with visions of tomorrow and yesterday, of here and now.

On display is the work of many of today's greatest writers--and tomorrow's--including With stories about consciousness and conscience, about heroes and horrors, this volume offers up two dozen dazzling stories from some of science fiction's greatest writers, including: Neal Barret, This edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction collects twenty-five of the finest works of speculative fiction to see print in , stories from the genre's every edge, and from its heart. Reaching from the sky to the edge of the world, science fiction is the literature of the imagination, and this year's collection gathers into one volume the most imaginative, exciting, and intelligent This year's edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction demonstrates once again why the anthology received the Locus Award for the best anthology in the field.

The best gets better and bigger. The two-time Nebula Award winning author and recently named editor of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine has compiled an awesome collection of science This collection is the second installment in the popular and long-running "The Year's Best Science Fiction" series:. After thirty-five annual collections comes the ultimate in science fiction anthologies. In The Very Best of the Best , legendary editor Gardner Dozois selects the finest short stories for this landmark collection. Gardner Dozois , one of the most acclaimed editors in science-fiction, won the Hugo Award for Best Editor 15 times.

As a writer, Dozois twice won the Nebula Award for best short story. What it is, though, is possibly the greatest time you'll have in a theater this year laughing your whole head off at a movie that is maybe supposed to be funny? If you haven't seen it yet, know that Venom is incredible, as in, I can't believe it exists -- but I'm so happy that it does.

Where to watch it: In theaters. This movie features a toddler-sized Paul Rudd hopping around a school in a giant blue sweatshirt while Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly ask him if he'd like a juice box or some apple slices. It's maybe the first downright cute movie Marvel has made, and I hope it's the start of a trend. And could you also imagine that that movie would be, if not the best of the DC live-action joints, then definitely the most innovative and exciting of the bunch? Aquaman is better than a late-season surprise: it goes beyond the boundaries of what live-action superhero movies can look like and simply has a ton of fun with the Aquaman mythos.

Also, there are crab-people, knights who ride giant sea dragons, and an octopus that plays the drums. Release date: June 1 Cast: Logan Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel, Melanie Vallejo Director: Leigh Whannell Why it's great: Even if you can guess immediately what's going on after the first fifteen-or-so minutes of Upgrade , nothing will prepare you for how funny it is, how violent, or how hilariously cruel the ending turns out to be.

The film takes our fear of technology to extremes, introducing a future in which the only hope is to bow to the primacy and perfection of computers. The fight scenes are handsomely, creatively directed, and the story nimbly avoids falling into the traps of a more traditional tale. You might think you know where the movie is going, but you aren't prepared for how it gets there.

They're prequels to a story in which legend is more important than fact, so who cares how Han Solo got his spaceship, as long as he got it somehow? Though no one is certain whether Solo is going to be the beginning of a series, I kind of hope it is. While it's not the Cloverfield movie we were teased with and, uhh, given how bad The Cloverfield Paradox was, at this point that's a huge relief , and it never really does anything profound or inspired with the material it's given, Overlord is a strikingly bloody, nutty, sci-fi-mutant-Nazi-monster flick that's a great option if you've been really jonesing for some horror ultraviolence.

Maybe not a fun time for the whole family, but if you find yourself with a few empty hours on vacation, a World War II-set zombie alternate history might be just what the mad scientist ordered. Release date: July 6 Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Steven Yeun Director: Boots Riley Why it's great: Boots Riley's feature debut is the loudest, most audacious and bizarre social satire of the year, if not the decade, in which every party is culpable and no one gets a pat on the back for refusing to pick a side.

Even before Sorry to Bother You gets to its big reveal, the paranoid worldbuilding that comes before it unfurls a totally original corporate dystopia run by media conglomerates, greed, and an insidious form of slavery that's all the more horrific for how trivial everyone thinks it is. Release date: June 20 Cast: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorehead Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorehead Spring Why it's great: You don't have to have seen Benson and Moorehead's previous work to get what's going on in The Endless , but it helps to understand some of the subtle callbacks their newest film has to one of their first joint projects: 's Lovecraftian cult horror Resolution.

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The Endless returns to the same cult being menaced by a mysterious monster, except this time our heroes find themselves trapped in bubbles of time that are getting smaller and smaller, and must escape before they become lost to the rest of the continuum forever. Where to watch it: Netflix. Imagine The Iron Giant , but whatever war the Giant was a part of is front and center.

Bumblebee is better than any of your expectations of it: this is no longer Michael Bay's operatic, bloated Transformers. This is something totally new, with a refreshed, retro vibe and a kind of youthful sense of fun that doesn't shy away from danger -- or from fitting in a few nostalgic callbacks to the original era of the Autobots. Who knew that the best way to make a truly great Transformers movie was to appeal to its target audience?

Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk Director: Brad Bird Why it's great: We waited more than a decade for the follow-up to Pixar's best movie fight me, you'll lose , and it was so much better than we could have hoped. Rather than spring forward and age up the characters, the movie begins right where we left off, the Parrs facing a brand-new challenge: how to cope with being an entire family of supers -- especially when Elastigirl gets a new job as a superhero ambassador.

The villain in this one is much more insidious and surprising, and the animation is fluid and dynamic Pixar at its very best. Plus, yet another unbeatable Michael Giacchino score. Not only does Spider-Verse embrace the color and vibrant imagination that goes into making comic books come to life, it's deeply emotional, hilarious, and understands exactly what makes superheroes so great: underneath the masks, they're just like us.

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Because Wakanda didn't yet have a ton of MCU mythology weighing it down, the movie was allowed to tell a simpler, more powerful story that had almost nothing to do with the Avengers at all, introducing us to a new superhero who has enough mythology behind him to sustain his own cinematic universe. Plus, it's the first Marvel movie where every so badass female character finally, finally gets to wear sensible shoes.

You really don't think of sci-fi or horror when you think of Jim from The Office , but some of the best genre fare doesn't necessarily come from people who have worked in that genre before. Krasinski crafts a tense, fascinating story with clearly a ton of thought put into the smallest details of his world -- that scene where the string lights switch from white to red still haunts me. Release date: February 23 Cast: Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh Director: Alex Garland Why it's great: I can't say I was looking forward to the movie adaptation of Annihilation , particularly because the book s on which it's based are a good as hell, and b practically written so that they're impossible to adapt.

And yet here we are, gifted with a bizarre and beautiful movie that embraces the wealth of possibility that science fiction offers, becoming a weird, unsettling examination of what identity means or if it's even real.