An annual celebration of the year´s best science fiction short stories and novellas For decades now, Gardner Dozois has been presenting his undisputed heavyweight champion annual selection of the very best of recently published short science fiction, both by acknowledged masters of the genre and by exceptional up-and-coming writers deserving of a wider audience. It has been voted Year´s Best Anthology by the readers of Locus magazine an incomparable nineteen times. Unerringly, Dozois pinpoints the previous year´s most exciting and most ambitious science fiction, showcasing truly outstanding contemporary writing. This year´s collection is no exception, comprising 30 fantastic stories by writers such as Pat Cadigan, Indrapramit Das, Sean McMullen, Linda Nagata, Hannu Rajaniemi, Lavie Tidhar and Carrie Vaughn. The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 26 includes, as ever, Dozois´s incisive, illuminating and indispensable summation of the year in SF. ´The most respected editor in the field.´ George R. R. Martin
It is now estimated that as much as 10% of the population in the UK and USA carries a tattoo. The huge recent growth in tattoo culture has in turn led to an influx of new talented artists, advancements in pigments and refinement of the equipment used. This giant volume includes the very best of the new work made possible by modern improvements in tattoo art. Here are 500 striking photographic images of tattoos, covering all styles from bold ´tribal´ pieces, Chinese characters and hieroglyphs to delicate air-brushed designs, and from all-over ´body suits´ to individual motifs - works as distinctive as the bodies they adorn. Featuring the work of the Discovery Channel´s L.A. Ink stars Corey Miller, Kim Saigh and Hannah Aitchinson, and London Ink´s Nicole Lowe, Louis Molloy and Phil Kyle amongst many others.