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ISBN-10: 1780337175

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This highly acclaimed assortment is now in its 14th winning yr, and Gardner Dozois's choice for 2001 keeps its excessive criteria of excellence with greater than 25 SF tales from modern skills similar to John Kessel, Ursula okay Le Guin, Nancy Kress, Paul J. McAuley, Alastair Reynolds, Brian Stableford, Stephen Baxter, Greg Egan, Charles Stross, Ian McDonald and lots of different vivid stars of SF, in addition to the standard thorough summation of the 12 months and prompt examining lists.

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MENAECHMUS I : Now come boldly away from the lion's den. SPONGE : Say there, I've got an idea you'd make a good racing driver. MENAECHMUS I: How come? SPONGE : Well, you're always looking back to see that your wife isn't following you. MENAECHMUS I : But what do you saySPONGE : What do I say? Why, anything y�u want, my friend. MENAECHMUS I : I wonder if you could make a guess from the odour of a thing if you smelt it. SPONGE : 2 if you got the whole staff. MENAECHMUS I: Well, take a sniff of this dress I've got.

Do you know what I've come to see you for? EROTimvr: Why, of course : to enjoy yourself with me. MENAECHMUS I: No; it's that dress I gave you this morning. Be a good girl and give it back to me. I'll buy you any dress you want, twice as expensive. EROTIUM : Why, I just gave it to you to take to the em­ broiderer's. I gave you the bracelet, you know, too, to take to the jeweler's to be done over. MENAECHMus I : How could you have given me the dress and the bracelet? I gave you the dress just a little while ago and went downtovvn, and this is the first time I've come back and seen you since then.

That's why the place is called Epidamnus; scarcely anybody can come here without getting damned. L, MENAECHMUS II : I'll take care of that : just hand the purse over to me. MESSENIO : What for? MENAECHMUS II : What you say makes me worried-about you. MESSENIO : Makes you worried? MENAECHMUS II: That you may get yourself damned in Epi­ damnus. You are very fond of the ladies� Messenio, and I have a ACT Twojs c . 2 THE MENAECHMI bad temper and lose i t very easily. S o i f I have the money, you get double protection : your foot doesn't slip, and my temper doesn't either.

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