The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection (ISBN 978-0-312-14451-7) is a 1996 science fiction anthology edited by Gardner Dozois. It is the 13th in the Year's Best Science Fiction series.

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