Anybody who wants to read some amazing works of short fiction — and get up to speed on the changing state of science fiction over the past few decades — should rejoice to learn that Gardner Dozois' indispensible Year's Best anthologies are coming out as e-books in October.
The Oct. 16 release from St. Martin's Press includes all 29 volumes in Dozois' annual survey of the field. Plus some other great Dozois anthologies, including The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Best, Modern Classics of Fantasy, The Good Old Stuff and The Good New Stuff.
The Year's Best series has won the Locus Award for best anthology 18 years, more than any other series. The St. Martins press release quotes George R.R. Martin as saying, "If a science fiction fan from 1984 chanced to stumble into a time warp and pop up in the here and now, and wanted to know what had been happening in his favorite genre in the past twenty years, all you'd need to do was hand him a copy of Gardner Dozois's Best…chosen by the most respected editor in the field."