Hamilton closes out an excellent volume on a lighter tone, with an author who has turned his back on his early days in SF, as he hits the mainstream. He finds, to his horror, that a very, very early work of his is about to return, zombie-like, to haunt him.
- Gwyneth Jones. The Flame is Roses, The Smoke Is Briars. (trsf: The Best New Science Fiction)
- Geoffrey A. Landis. Private Space. (trsf: the Best New Science Fiction)