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  • Publication: The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate CollectionPublication Record # 573105
  • Editors: Ann VanderMeer, Jeff VanderMeer
  • Date: 2016-07-12
  • ISBN: 978-1-101-91009-2 [1-101-91009-7]
  • Publisher: Vintage Crime / Black Lizard / Vintage Books
  • Price:
    $25.00?$: US dollar
  • Pages: xxxi+1178
  • Format:
    tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
  • Cover: The Big Book of Science Fiction by Bruce Pennington (variant of The Canopy of Time 1971)
  • Notes:
    • Some of the contained stories have never appeared in English before, some are re-translations (in cases where an existing translation was more than 25-30 years old or where the editors thought the existing translation had some flaws) and some use existing translations.
    • Each story is preceded by an introductory essay.
    • The three stories by David R. Bunch have the collective title "Three from Moderan" as well as being headed by their own titles. The introductory essay (pp. 555-556) refers to all three.
    • Acknowledgments, p. 1167. Permissions Acknowledgments, pp. 1169-1178.
    • Day of publication from publisher's website.
    • First printing with full number line
    • Canada price C$34.00
  • External IDs:
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Anthology Title: The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection • anthology by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer

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