Celebration. ed Ian Whates. NewCon Press, 2008

This is a good collection featuring some strong stories by many of the biggest names in British SF.

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The Starry Rift. ed Jonathan Strahan, Viking , 2008

The stories are almost without exception an excellent introduction to the genre, covering a wide spread and with something for most readers. If your kids are past the Harry Potter stage, then give them this hefty volume to help them take a step (or rather, a giant leap) in the right direction.

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