Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Mammoth Book Of Best New SF 19 - Gardner Dozois

This is an above average quality Dozois Year's Best anthology, the average being 3.87. A few average stories, and several standouts, along with Bacigalupi's brilliant entry, 'The Calorie Man' go Reynolds, Gerrold, Swanwick and Asher.

David 'Infiltrator' Moles seems to be trying to live up to his namesake with yet another planetary spying type mission story, but again a good one.

Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Ian McDonald - The Little Goddess
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : The Calorie Man - Paolo Bacigalupi
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Beyond the Aquila Rift - Alastair Reynolds
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Second Person Present Tense - Daryl Gregory
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : The Canadian Who Came Almost All the Way Back from the Stars - Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Triceratops Summer - Michael Swanwick
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Camouflage - Robert Reed
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : A Case of Consilience - Ken MacLeod
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : The Blemmye's Strategem - Bruce Sterling
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Amba - William Sanders
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Search Engine - Mary Rosenblum
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Piccadillly Circus - Chris Beckett
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : In the Quake Zone - David Gerrold
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : La Malcontenta - Liz Williams
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : The Children of Time - Stephen Baxter
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Little Faces - Vonda N. McIntyre
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Comber - Gene Wolfe
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Audubon in Atlantis - Harry Turtledove
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Deus Ex Homine - Hannu Rajaniemi
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : The Great Caruso - Stephen Popkes
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck - Neal Asher
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Zima Blue - Alastair Reynolds
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Planet of the Amazon Women - David Moles
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : The Clockwork Atom Bomb - Dominic Green
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Gold Mountain - Chris Roberson
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : The Fulcrum - Gwyneth Jones
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Mayfly - Peter Watts and Derryl Murphy
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Two Dreams on Trains - Elizabeth Bear
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Angel of Light - Joe Haldeman
Year's Best Science Fiction 23 : Burn - James Patrick Kelly



Aeai multi-skull skill Nepal getaway.

3.5 out of 5


Generipper murder massacre's unlikely Johnny Appleseed monopoly breaker.

5 out of 5

Lost In Space.

"Space," it says, "is big. Really big. You just won't believe how
vastly hugely mindboggingly big it is.

4.5 out of 5


Zen and the art of personality maintenance.

4 out of 5


Stardrives can take a long time to blow up, you know.

4 out of 5


Time loop holiday.

4.5 out of 5


Multiple marriage murder mystery mayhem.

4 out of 5


Genetic message.

3.5 out of 5


Alien assistant Crusade martyrdom.

3.5 out of 5


Global warming speedup tiger bait.

3 out of 5


Data debris discovery drug deal decimation detection drawdown drilling departure.

4.5 out of 5


Consensual withdrawal.

3 out of 5


Harvesting hire test.

4.5 out of 5


Shorn woman is torn between foxy pursuits.

3 out of 5


Prehistoric leftovers at the End of Time.

3 out of 5


Symbiote, shag, ship, sibling, seeya.

4 out of 5


Swiftly tilting city.

4 out of 5


Huge honking bird watching expedition.

3.5 out of 5


Baby deity a bother, makes me want to kill some.

4 out of 5


Smokin' singin' nanos.

3.5 out of 5


Wave bye-bye to the monster, now.

4.5 out of 5


Enhanced artist megastar is really Kreepy Krawly.

4 out of 5


Fever
In the manly side
Fever all caus-al like

4 out of 5


Mondo Bombo Congo Mundo Blammo Stoppo Checko.

4 out of 5


Lust for vertigo.

4 out of 5


Anti-information score dangerous.

3 out of 5


An experiment with an enhanced child doesn't go how its parents expect, an they are unaware of her surprising evolution.

4 out of 5


A hard-working mother despairs of her son putting his artistic talent to good use, instead he makes graffiti raids on ships in the spaceport.

3.5 out of 5


Thrilling Wonder Stories alien xmas deal.

4 out of 5


Local yokel pyro protest saviour secret.

4 out of 5





5 out of 5

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