The Ultimate Alien(1995)
(A book in the Ultimate... series)
An anthology of stories edited by John Gregory Betancourt, Keith R A DeCandido and Byron Preiss
A collection of stories exploring the possibilities of human encounters with alien beings includes works by Arthur C. Clarke, Mel Gilden, Ed Gorman, Anne McCaffrey, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, and S.P. Somtow.
Used availability for Keith R A DeCandido's The Ultimate Alien
July 2003 : USA Hardback
September 1995 : USA Paperback