Sunday, January 27, 2008

Year's Best SF 04 - David G. Hartwell

A good, solid, Year's Best entry, with a 3.80 average. Don't really care at all about Beatles alternate history, though. The Baxter story was the low point. On the other side, I thought Mark S. Geston's 'The Allies' was great, and the Chiang and Swanwick and Brin are excellent.

Hartwell says in his intro, there were 60-70 or maybe 100 really good SF stories published.

Year's Best SF 04 : Market Report - Alexander Jablokov
Year's Best SF 04 : A Dance to Strange Musics - Gregory Benford
Year's Best SF 04 : The Year of the Mouse - Norman Spinrad
Year's Best SF 04 : The Day Before They Came - Mary Soon Lee
Year's Best SF 04 : This Side of Independence - Rob Chilson
Year's Best SF 04 : The Twelfth Album - Stephen Baxter
Year's Best SF 04 : Story of Your Life - Ted Chiang
Year's Best SF 04 : Whiptail - Robert Reed
Year's Best SF 04 : The Eye of God - Mary Rosenblum
Year's Best SF 04 : Rules of Engagement - Michael F. Flynn
Year's Best SF 04 : Radiant Doors - Michael Swanwick
Year's Best SF 04 : Unravelling the Thread - Jean-Claude Dunyach
Year's Best SF 04 : That Thing Over There - Dominic Green
Year's Best SF 04 : The Allies - Mark S. Geston
Year's Best SF 04 : My Pal Clunky - Ron Goulart
Year's Best SF 04 : Life in the Extreme - David Brin
Year's Best SF 04 : Near Enough to Home - Michael Skeet
Year's Best SF 04 : A Game of Consequences - David Langford
Year's Best SF 04 : State of Nature - Nancy Kress
Year's Best SF 04 : Maneki Neko - Bruce Sterling


Parental smilodon hideout help.

4 out of 5


Zap pow intrusion response broadcast communication.

4 out of 5


Disney Mao Panda threat.

3.5 out of 5


Aliens an AI shoe-in for arrival.

3 out of 5


Scrap planet.

3.5 out of 5


Beatle debris.

2.5 out of 5


Predicting language.

4.5 out of 5


Colouring the cackleberries.

3.5 out of 5


Gateway descent deception.

4 out of 5


Louie, louie, oh, boy, the way you're suiting...

3.5 out of 5


Future Ownership fightback.

4.5 out of 5


Knotty story.

3 out of 5


Super race jizzimistic implementation.

4 out of 5


Alien war deurbanisation unextinction uplifting dog day destruction Sixth Ship return discovery, we Mind.

5 out of 5


Dogbot showbiz.

3.5 out of 5


Rocket club dolphin rescue uplifting hobby change.

4.5 out of 5


New civil war power.

3.5 out of 5


Quantum solar thermostat boo-boo possibilities.

4 out of 5


Wealthy minority enclave rejection.

4 out of 5


Network of favors.

4 out of 5




4.5 out of 5

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