Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Mammoth Book Of Best New SF 12 - Gardner Dozois

A bit weaker for a Year's Best collection this book, averaging only 3.77, which as all other anthologies go is still excellent. The long introduction and overview by Dozois is still the same quality as other editions.

Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Oceanic - Greg Egan
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Approaching Perimelasma - Geoffrey A. Landis
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Craphound - Cory Doctorow
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Jedella Ghost - Tanith Lee
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Taklamakan - Bruce Sterling
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : The Island of the Immortals - Ursula K. Le Guin
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Sea Change with Monsters - Paul J. McAuley
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Divided by Infinity - Robert Charles Wilson
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : US - Howard Waldrop
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : The Days of Solomon Gursky - Ian McDonald
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : The Cuckoo's Boys - Robert Reed
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : The Halfway House at the Heart of Darkness - William Browning Spencer
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : The Very Pulse of the Machine - Michael Swanwick
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Story of Your Life - Ted Chiang
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Voivodoi - Liz Williams
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Saddlepoint: Roughneck - Stephen Baxter
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : This Side of Independence - Rob Chilson
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Unborn Again - Chris Lawson
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Grist - Tony Daniel
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : La Cenerentola - Gwyneth Jones
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Down in the Dark - William Barton
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : Free in Asveroth - Jim Grimsley
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : The Dancing Floor - Cherry Wilder
Year's Best Science Fiction 16 : The Summer Isles - Ian R. MacLeod

A boy growing up in a backward fundamentalist community on another planet begins to understand how much the local biology has altered the people that live there, and why a religion surrounds this.

3.5 out of 5



Black hole wormhole fun.

4.5 out of 5


A human and alien have a rivalry over trash and treasure and other market collecting.

4 out of 5


Local apparition.

3 out of 5


Sneaky Spider seekers suss out secret spaceships and other splendiferous scary and snazzy stuff.

4 out of 5


Carbon based longlife.

4 out of 5


Dragon hunter's misogynist defiance discovery.

4 out of 5


Book fake reasoning stupidity blast.

4 out of 5


Yeager variety.

2.5 out of 5


Dead rebellion expansion.

4.5 out of 5


Genius kid spread plan.

4 out of 5


Game addiction help.

3 out of 5


Moon life message.

4 out of 5


Predicting language.

4.5 out of 5


Rebuilding story is a bit fishy.

3.5 out of 5


Lunar volatility mine life.

3.5 out of 5


Scrap planet.

3.5 out of 5


Butchered baby brain bits disease treatment.

4 out of 5


Ferret girl proves vital in time tweaking titans massive personality conflict.

3.5 out of 5


Twin disappearance.

3.5 out of 5


Leftover people life discovery.

4 out of 5


Losing to the space invaders.

3 out of 5


Android archaeology.

4.5 out of 5


Post-war bad.

4 out of 5





5 out of 5

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