Thursday, May 29, 2008

The 1990 Annual World's Best SF - Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha

The last volume of this series, and a pretty good one. The editor had help from Arthur W. Saha with some mechanics I guess, presumably because as the very brief intro says, he was too ill at the time to do some of it.

Overall, a very good finish, not quite excellent, being your bit over 4.25 round up to 4.50 book, as there are no real standouts, just a bunch of good stories, with the odd average piece in the middle.

Donald Wollheim 19 : Alphas - Gregory Benford
Donald Wollheim 19 : The Magic Bullet - Brian M. Stableford
Donald Wollheim 19 : North of the Abyss - Brian W. Aldiss
Donald Wollheim 19 : Chip Runner - Robert Silverberg
Donald Wollheim 19 : Abe Lincoln in McDonald's - James Morrow
Donald Wollheim 19 : Death Ship - Barrington J. Bayley
Donald Wollheim 19 : In Translation - Lisa Tuttle
Donald Wollheim 19 : A Sleep and a Forgetting - Robert Silverberg
Donald Wollheim 19 : Not Without Honor - Judith Moffett
Donald Wollheim 19 : Dogwalker - Orson Scott Card
Donald Wollheim 19 : Surrender - Lucius Shepard
Donald Wollheim 19 : War Fever - J. G. Ballard


Journey to the Centre of Venus, no thanks.

4 out of 5


Female immortality killing.

4 out of 5


Anubis wifewhacker reject.

3 out of 5


Anorexic electron wannabe.

3.5 out of 5


Presidential slave android adjustment.

3.5 out of 5


Human history time punishment.

3 out of 5


Boohoo. Do me, not the alien.

3.5 out of 5


Genghis Crusade creation.

3.5 out of 5


Mickey Mouse Club Marsnaut alien role model.

4 out of 5


Password Man green plan goes gooey.

4 out of 5


Guatemalan mini-mutant massacre.

4 out of 5


Blue beret innoculation experiment overthrow.

4 out of 5




4.5 out of 5

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