Friday, July 8, 2011

Year's Best sf 16 - David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

Too much mediocre and poor in this for a Year's Best anthology, although definitely a down year for SF stories to go along with that.

Two standouts with Reynolds and Popkes - and a couple of very good stories from Schroeder and Sparks are the next best.

But only a 3.38 average is low.

Year's Best SF 16 : Sleeping Dogs - Joe Haldeman
Year's Best SF 16 : Castoff World - Kay Kenyon
Year's Best SF 16 : Petopia - Benjamin Crowell
Year's Best SF 16 : Futures in the Memory Market - Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Year's Best SF 16 : A Preliminary Assessment of the Drake Equation Being an Excerpt From the Memoirs of Star Captain Y.-T. Lee - Vernor Vinge
Year's Best SF 16 : About It - Terry Bisson
Year's Best SF 16 : Somadeva: A Sky River Sutra - Vandana Singh
Year's Best SF 16 : Under the Moons of Venus - Damien Broderick
Year's Best SF 16 : All the Love in the World - Cat Sparks
Year's Best SF 16 : At Budokan - Alastair Reynolds
Year's Best SF 16 : Graffiti in the Library of Babel - David Langford
Year's Best SF 16 : Steadfast Castle - Michael Swanwick
Year's Best SF 16 : How to Become a Mars Overlord - Catherynne M. Valente
Year's Best SF 16 : To Hie from Far Cilenia - Karl Schroeder
Year's Best SF 16 : The Hebras And The Demons And The Damned - Brenda Cooper
Year's Best SF 16 : Penumbra - Gregory Benford
Year's Best SF 16 : The Good Hand - Robert Reed
Year's Best SF 16 : The Cassandra Project - Jack McDevitt
Year's Best SF 16 : Jackie's Boy - Stephen Popkes
Year's Best SF 16 : Eight Miles - Sean McMullen
Year's Best SF 16 : Ghosts Doing the Orange Dance - Paul Park


Dysprosium cornering memory fix.

3.5 out of 5


Nanoship landing.

3 out of 5


Jelly kicking.

3 out of 5


Geeta business.

3 out of 5


Planets For Sale - all for us.

3.5 out of 5


Bigfoot umpire.

3 out of 5


Dead poet's society.

2.5 out of 5


'Massri's dinosaur fantasy was off by a factor of at least 7.4.'' Sporky.

3 out of 5


Postapocalyptic inconsistency, goodbye old crush on to surfing and beer.

4 out of 5


Dinosaurs rock more than zombies or robots.

4.5 out of 5


They is tagging our stuff.

3 out of 5


House love cop torching.

3.5 out of 5


One morning you will wake up and ask Y.

2 out of 5


Oversatch sanotica it 2.0/3.0 plutonium dispersal.

4 out of 5


Predator prey colonist diplomacy.

3.5 out of 5


Gamma ray burster, moon shadow Asia no burn.

3.5 out of 5


French nuking resistance.

3.5 out of 5


Alien bad news hid.

3 out of 5


Talking elephants and dragons.

4.5 out of 5


Angelica lives advances.

3 out of 5


A trial.

1.5 out of 5




3 out of 5

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