Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year 02 - Terry Carr

I don't know why this series was stopped after two books, if there was a reason other than poor sales. Certainly this one wasn't very good, with a measly 3.40 average, at least for a Year's Best books anyway. Too many dull stories in a row doesn't help. Just your garden variety book this one, too.

Some confusion with categories between editors and awards too. The boring Priest story is a Hugo Novelette according to Locus, and in volume 6, sub-titled short stories and novelettes, there is a Nebula Novella from Wolfe. Certainly looked like it, at 70 odd pages. Confusing people wouldn't help, I'd imagine.

Terry Car Novella 2 : Enemy Mine - Barry B. Longyear
Terry Car Novella 2 : The Moon Goddess and the Son - Donald Kingsbury
Terry Car Novella 2 : Palely Loitering - Christopher Priest
Terry Car Novella 2 : Songhouse - Orson Scott Card
Terry Car Novella 2 : Ker-Plop - Ted Reynolds

Two fighters on opposite sides of a war, and on different species are forced to work together to stay alive.

This relationship also moves on to the next generation, and the human combatant becomes a diplomatic bridge between the two alien races, once they are out of the hairy situation.

4 out of 5

Father-son seduction space trip.

3.5 out of 5

Time flux bridge.

3 out of 5

Leave me in Control.

3 out of 5

Checker out the big ship, and all those people!

3.5 out of 5

3.5 out of 5

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