Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mammoth Book of Contemporary SF Masters 13 Short Novels - Gardner Dozois

Definitely a good anthology, as well. The 'Modern' pair of books make decent additions.


Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : The Miracle Workers - Jack Vance
Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : The Longest Voyage - Poul Anderson
Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : On the Storm Planet - Cordwainer Smith
Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : The Star Pit - Samuel R. Delany
Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : Total Environment - Brian W. Aldiss
Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : The Merchants of Venus - Frederik Pohl
Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : The Death of Doctor Island - Gene Wolfe
Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - Kate Wilhelm
Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : Souls - Joanna Russ
Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : A Traveler's Tale - Lucius Shepard
Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : Sailing to Byzantium - Robert Silverberg
Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : Mr. Boy - James Patrick Kelly
Modern Classic Short Novels of SF : And Wild for to Hold - Nancy Kress



Mental telepathy and associated talents not efficient for group killing.

4 out of 5


Navigational mathematics seems like magic, so a flying ship is just like, 'Wow!'

3.5 out of 5


Turtle girl's longevity vigil requires warrior assistant.

4 out of 5


Psycho kids good at space travel.

3 out of 5


Block of time compression, hopeful for ESP.

3 out of 5


Livers are expensive, and alien archaeological excavation is hot, hard work.

4.5 out of 5


Isolated mental adjustment.

3.5 out of 5


Hideout clone factory.

4 out of 5


Nun of that Viking stuff here.

4.5 out of 5


Island marooned alien derelict bodysnatcher decides on a shooting swansong.

4 out of 5


Tedious travelogue and artificial lifetime constraints.

3 out of 5


Not wanting to grow up attitude certainly isn't helped by mum's mechanical approach to parenting.

3.5 out of 5


Church of time meddling overindulges in Queens.

4 out of 5





4 out of 5

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