Monday, September 12, 2011

The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-Eighth Annual Collection - Gardner Dozois

The best of the Year's Best SF anthologies for this year in a down year, and this one only a 3.44 average as a result.

Three excellent stories from Watts, Arnason and Popkes and a greater than usual number of bad.

Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : A History of Terraforming - Robert Reed
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Dead Man's Run - Robert Reed
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : The Spontaneous Knotting of an Agitated String - Lavie Tidhar
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : The Night Train - Lavie Tidhar
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : The Sultan of the Clouds - Geoffrey A. Landis
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Mammoths of the Great Plains - Eleanor Arnason
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : The Things - Peter Watts
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Jackie's Boy - Steven Popkes
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Seven Cities of Gold - David Moles
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Chicken Little - Cory Doctorow
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Under the Moons of Venus - Damien Broderick
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Re-Crossing the Styx - Ian R. MacLeod
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Elegy for a Young Elk - Hannu Rajaniemi
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Chimbwi - Jim Hawkins
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Sleeping Dogs - Joe Haldeman
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Seven Years from Home - Naomi Novik
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : And Ministers of Grace... - Tad Williams
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Sleepover - Alastair Reynolds
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Flower Mercy Needle Chain - Yoon Ha Lee
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : In-Fall - Ted Kosmatka
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Amaryllis - Carrie Vaughn
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Flying in the Face of God - Nina Allan
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : The Emperor of Mars - Allen M. Steele
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : The Peacock Cloak - Chris Beckett
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : The Starship Mechanic - Jay Lake and Ken Scholes
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Again and Again and Again - Rachel Swirsky
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Return to Titan - Stephen Baxter
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Libertarian Russia - Michael Swanwick
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : The Shipmaker - Aliette de Bodard
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : Blind Cat Dance - Alexander Jablokov
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : The Taste of Night - Pat Cadigan
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : The Books - Kage Baker
Year's Best Science Fiction 28 : My Father's Singularity - Brenda Cooper


Atum future embarkation.

3 out of 5


Upload murder, coach.

3.5 out of 5


Generic Sampling device.

3.5 out of 5


No-name no girl chop choice.

3.5 out of 5


Venus terraform fall.

3 out of 5


Extinct, frozen, stewarded, revived, frolicing in casino rivers.

4.5 out of 5


Communal network rejection assimilation Goes There, that's Who.

4.5 out of 5


Talking elephants and dragons.

4.5 out of 5


Madwoman bomb.

2.5 out of 5


Vat man numeracy virus fear.

4 out of 5


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

3 out of 5


Dead minder trap.

3 out of 5


Booze, bears and quantum relatives plague.

4 out of 5


Zambian flying pig fusion warrior climb return.

3 out of 5


Dysprosium cornering memory fix.

3.5 out of 5


Melisa Adjustments conflict.

3.5 out of 5


Lamentation Kane, Guardian religious nut human weapon.

3.5 out of 5


Unfrozen for basal simulation AI Realm war peoplesicle platform robot repair back up, hopefully not to be eaten by inter-reality sea monsters.

4 out of 5


Bullets yet again.

2.5 out of 5


Big black hole no death threat chop off.

3.5 out of 5


Getting a banner kid.

3.5 out of 5


Frozen space friend goodbye.

3.5 out of 5


Prefer planetary romance to reality.

3.5 out of 5


Fabbro follow.

3 out of 5


Alien booknerd byebye.

2.5 out of 5


Crinked.

2 out of 5


Virtual Poole projection.

4.5 out of 5


An enhanced fantasy.

3.5 out of 5


Mind birth.

3.5 out of 5


Animal Training.

3.5 out of 5


Extra brain?

3 out of 5


Library looting.

3 out of 5


Dogged dad changeless.

3 out of 5



4 out of 5

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