Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Year's Best Science Fiction 06th Annual Collection - Gardner Dozois

A very impressive volume in this series, weighting in just a bit under the magic 4.00 number, at 3.95.

This book is headlined by Steven 'Jumper' Gould's outstanding literally balls to the wall 'Peaches For Mad Molly'

There are several other excellent pieces, and only one I thought was average.


Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Surfacing - Walter Jon Williams
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Home Front - James Patrick Kelly
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : The Man Who Loved the Vampire Lady - Brian M. Stableford
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Peaches for Mad Molly - Steven Gould
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : The Last Article - Harry Turtledove
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Stable Strategies for Middle Management - Eileen Gunn
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : In Memoriam - Nancy Kress
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Kirinyaga - Mike Resnick
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : The Girl Who Loved Animals - Bruce McAllister
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : The Last of the Winnebagos - Connie Willis
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Love in Vain - Lewis Shiner
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : The Hob - Judith Moffett
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Our Neural Chernobyl - Bruce Sterling
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : House of Bones - Robert Silverberg
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Schrodinger's Kitten - George Alec Effinger
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Do Ya Do Ya Wanna Dance? - Howard Waldrop
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : The Growth of the House of Usher - Brian M. Stableford
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Glacier - Kim Stanley Robinson
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Sanctuary - James Lawson
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : The Dragon Line - Michael Swanwick
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Mrs. Shummel Exits a Winner - John Kessel
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Emissary - Stephen Kraus
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : It Was the Heat - Pat Cadigan
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Skin Deep - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Dying in Hull - David Alexander Smith
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Distances - Kathe Koja
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : Famous Monsters - Kim Newman
Year's Best Science Fiction 06 : The Scalehunter's Beautiful Daughter - Lucius Shepard

Undersea communication research alien possession accomodation.

4 out of 5


Enlistment prospect never heard of the Human Bomb, but what they say about a good big man still holds.

4 out of 5


Humans rule, ok? With some AIDS, that is.

4 out of 5


Falling off a 700 story building without a parachute is a real Howler.

5 out of 5


Passive resistance IS useless. Against ratzis, anyway.

4 out of 5


Getting a head through corporate bioengineering.

3.5 out of 5


Killer memory life wipe.

4 out of 5


Demon baby killer Maintenance.

4 out of 5


Zoobaby.

3 out of 5


Dog photomurder blame.

4.5 out of 5


Supernatural serial killers and the high school horn.

4 out of 5


Space elves not too sheepish with anti-heffalump memory treatment.

4 out of 5


Intelligence AIDS more for canines, rather than birds. Useless cats still lazy though.

4 out of 5


Cro-mag compassion.

4 out of 5


Budayeen physicist choices.

4 out of 5


Getting the band back together, big audience.

3.5 out of 5


Sister still bugs me.

3.5 out of 5


Even if you were a dog, you ain't going to be in Kansas, ever.

3.5 out of 5


Dog disincorp decap defense.

4.5 out of 5


Throat cutting, gonad slicing megalomaniac Arthurian remnants.

3.5 out of 5


" " was his name, oh!

3.5 out of 5


Alien pet transport unveiling.

4 out of 5


Taking a loa off.

4 out of 5


Bloody shedding alien shapeshifters.

4.5 out of 5


It'd be just like lobstering, without the house flooding and vicious gangs.

4 out of 5


Glasshead proximity proximate breakdown prompts Proxima paired procession.

4 out of 5


Martian extras.

4.5 out of 5


Rape escapee dragon prisoner junkie.

3.5 out of 5




5 out of 5

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