Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Giant Book Of Modern SF - Gardner Dozois

A story average of 3.5 is not that amazing for something like this, but no doubt taht overall it is a good collection. Dozois's Yearly Summation of 30-40 pages is worth bonus points, though, as far as rating the whole book goes.


Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Griffin's Egg - Michael Swanwick
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Even the Queen - Connie Willis
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : The Round-Eyed Barbarians - L. Sprague de Camp
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Dust - Greg Egan
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Two Guys from the Future - Terry Bisson
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : The Mountain to Mohammed - Nancy Kress
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : The Coming of Vertumnus - Ian Watson
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : A Long Night's Vigil at the Temple - Robert Silverberg
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : The Hammer of God - Arthur C. Clarke
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Grownups - Ian R. MacLeod
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Graves - Joe Haldeman
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : The Glowing Cloud - Steven Utley
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Gravity's Angel - Tom Maddox
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Protection - Maureen F. McHugh
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : The Last Cardinal Bird in Tennessee - Neal Barrett Jr.
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Birth Day - Robert Reed
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Naming Names - Pat Cadigan
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : The Elvis National Theater of Okinawa - Jonathan Lethem and Lukas Jaeger
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : The Territory - Bradley Denton
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : The Best and the Rest of James Joyce - Ian McDonald
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Naming the Flowers - Kate Wilhelm
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Snodgrass - Ian R. MacLeod
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : By the Mirror of My Youth - Kathe Koja
Year's Best Science Fiction 10 : Outnumbering the Dead - Frederik Pohl


Terran nuclear nightmare, moon mental mimetic mayhem amidst crisis predicted canoodling.

3.5 out of 5


The bleeding right to live how you like, mate.

4 out of 5


Woman goes for the big guns.

3 out of 5


A man is running an experiment in the ability to change times and geography for a simulated personality to see if it will cohere. At least that is what he thinks.

5 out of 5


Art nicker from next era is pleased with removal of knickers, so is ex-wearer of same.

4 out of 5


Emergency medicine restrictions.

3.5 out of 5


Vegie porn art magic investigation.

3.5 out of 5


Alien execution archaeology.

3.5 out of 5


Big space rock boom us without imparting a beating boof.

3.5 out of 5


Avuncular man baby.

3.5 out of 5


Creepy crawly chopped corpse dreams.

3 out of 5


Time travel chase needs fast result to avoid lava laving.

3.5 out of 5


Collision experiment singularity.

4 out of 5


Concentration camp changes.

4.5 out of 5


Captive creatures.

2 out of 5


Mysterious AI occasionally generous.

4 out of 5


Powers need care.

3.5 out of 5


Cross-cultural showbiz.

2.5 out of 5


Dream motivation, as Twain meet in war.

3 out of 5


Muso author dreaming.

3 out of 5


Fast growing kidnap.

3 out of 5


Lennon's just a bloke.

3.5 out of 5


Try the newer model.

4 out of 5


Famous actor guy unluckily gotta die through space will fly.

3.5 out of 5





4.5 out of 5

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