Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Mammoth Book Of Best New SF 13 - Gardner Dozois

Another excellent collection of stories (3.80 average). The introduction and summation is perhaps even longer, and again is worth the bonus. A bit odd to just have watched one of the movies he was talking about here, as well - The Whole Wide World.


Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : The Wedding Album - David Marusek
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Ten16 to 1 - James Patrick Kelly
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Winemaster - Robert Reed
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Galactic North - Alastair Reynolds
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Dapple: A Hwarhath Historical Romance - Eleanor Arnason
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : People Came from Earth - Stephen Baxter
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Green Tea - Richard Wadholm
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : The Dragon of Pripyat - Karl Schroeder
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Written in Blood - Chris Lawson
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Hatching the Phoenix - Frederik Pohl
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Suicide Coast - M. John Harrison
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Hunting Mother - Sage Walker
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Mount Olympus - Ben Bova
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Border Guards - Greg Egan
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Scherzo with Tyrannosaur - Michael Swanwick
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : A Hero of the Empire - Robert Silverberg
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : How We Lost the Moon A True Story by Frank W. Allen - Paul J. McAuley
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Phallicide - Charles Sheffield
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Daddy's World - Walter Jon Williams
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : A Martian Romance - Kim Stanley Robinson
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : The Sky-Green Blues - Tanith Lee
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Exchange Rate - Hal Clement
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Everywhere - Geoff Ryman
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Hothouse Flowers - Mike Resnick
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Evermore - Sean Williams
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Of Scorned Women and Causal Loops - Robert Grossbach
Year's Best Science Fiction 17 : Son Observe the Time - Kage Baker


If you think the only intelligent conversation you can get is talking to yourself, Sim Polis is the place for you.

3 out of 5


Time traveler wants kid to save the world, at least with Galaxy and Green Lantern preparation he has a decent shot at it.

4.5 out of 5


Mini machine men get alien hideout help in large scale real estate speculation.

3.5 out of 5


Remontoire returned, resurrected, revenged, rescued.

4 out of 5


Crossdressing sexless actor girl gets in over her head.

2.5 out of 5


Remnant population, lunar style.

3 out of 5


Hot shot space accidents.

4 out of 5


Chernobyl release prevention chase.

4 out of 5


Religious DNA transcription is a killer vulnerability.

4.5 out of 5


Solar klabooey viewy.

4 out of 5


Bikie paraplegia cyber-isolation.

4 out of 5


Mountain lion man finishes off his old mum.

3.5 out of 5


More than one planet's geology now in the Guinness Book of Records.

4 out of 5


It is about human immortals, and how they deal with people and society when living so long. One man joins back into life, and meets the best quantum soccer player going around, and loses a friend.

The discovery is made is that she is one of the earliest immortals, instrumental in posthuman travel to other planets, and knows what death is actually like, and has to work out how to relate to the new people.

Now, I can't get this story out of my head, like happens with songs sometimes, so, I am upgrading this, 5 stars, given I reread it recently and hadn't read it for quite a wihle.

And, as far as Australian goes, as far as pixel-stained technopeasant wretches, well, I'd hate to be caught paraphasing the Devil Went Down to Georgia, but, he's the best there's even been.

5 out of 5


T. Rex man dinner inspires time message to self.

4.5 out of 5


Desert domain.

3 out of 5


Big zapper boo-boo buggers satellite.

4.5 out of 5


Hard-on for boss research gives cult-killing opportunity.

4 out of 5


Dead boy's program needs maturity.

3 out of 5


Possibly Dead Mars.

3 out of 5


War character study.

3.5 out of 5


Local directions.

4 out of 5


Fun family.

3.5 out of 5


Lengthened infirmity situation requires euthanatory weeding.

4 out of 5


Lost in slow motion software personality translation.

3.5 out of 5


Time and space travel dimensional balance.

4 out of 5


Saving before quaking.

3.5 out of 5





5 out of 5

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