Monday, August 20, 2012

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

A lot of weaker stories for one of these volumes to come up with a very low 3.39 but still a few standouts. Easily the best story is Dave Hutchison's Incredible Exploding Man. Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Choice - Paul Mcauley Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : Silently And Very Fast - Catherynne M. Valente Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Man Who Bridged The Mist - Kij Johnson Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Ants Of Flanders - Robert Reed Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : A Soldier Of The City - David Moles Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Invasion Of Venus - Stephen Baxter Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : Laika's Ghost - Karl Schroeder Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Beancounter's Cat - Damien Broderick Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Vicar Of Mars - Gwyneth Jones Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : Dolly - Elizabeth Bear Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : Martian Heart - John Barnes Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : Ascension Day - Alastair Reynolds Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Smell Of Orange Groves - Lavie Tidhar Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : After The Apocalypse - Maureen McHugh Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : A Long Way Home - Jay Lake Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : What We Found - Geoff Ryman Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Incredible Exploding Man - Dave Hutchinson Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Copenhagen Interpretation - Paul Cornell Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Way It Works Out And All - Peter S. Beagle Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Dala Horse - Michael Swanwick Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : Earth Hour - Ken MacLeod Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Ice Owl - Carolyn Ives Gilman Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : Digital Rites - Jim Hawkins Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : Cody - Pat Cadigan Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : Ghostweight - Yoon Ha Lee Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : A Response From Est17 - Tom Purdom Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : Digging - Ian McDonald Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : A Militant Peace - David Klecha and Tobias S. Buckell Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : For I Have Lain Me Down On The Stone Of Loneliness And I'll Not Be Back Again - Michael Swanwick Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Iron Shirts - Michael Flynn Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Boneless One - Alec Nevala-Lee Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : Canterbury Hollow - Chris Lawson Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Cold Step Beyond - Ian R. MacLeod Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : The Vorkuta Event - Ken MacLeod Year's Best Science Fiction 29 : Dying Young - Peter M. Ball Alien sea dragon blowup killings. 3.5 out of 5 Bad apple. 2.5 out of 5 Maybe big islands. 2.5 out of 5 Bloch definitely isn't like us anymore after an alien invasion. 4 out of 5 Dead goddess revenge mission ends monkish. 3.5 out of 5 Fought off by blowing up Neptune and smooshing them. 3.5 out of 5 Online Soviet Mars Verne cannon pyramid shot metastable red Orion followup. 4 out of 5 Shaper of. 3 out of 5 Boaaz and funny things there. 3.5 out of 5 Bot murder. 3 out of 5 All bad choices lead there, botterogator. 3.5 out of 5 Delayed departure ship wakeup. 3.5 out of 5 Kranki labbing. 3 out of 5 No, not the same anymore. 3 out of 5 Sforza, not the last man. 3.5 out of 5 Maybe fly slappy discovery. 3 out of 5 This is a more DC than Marvel, I think, with Reporter Manhattan. 4.5 out of 5 Fake alien Balance tampering ship story. Fake woman too. Most likely. 3.5 out of 5 Avram notes. 3 out of 5 Troll end. 3 out of 5 Green conference killer. 3.5 out of 5 Learning Thorn. 3.5 out of 5 Dead bad actress attack blue brain discovery movie finish. 3.5 out of 5 Courier blood. 3.5 out of 5 Kite weapon. 3 out of 5 Message Integration Turbulence Attack. 4 out of 5 Big one, Tash. 3 out of 5 Camp Nike new kind of North Korean war, with powered armour. 4 out of 5 Outsider aliens takeover Ireland. 3.5 out of 5 New one, all Gael and smoking. 3.5 out of 5 Octopus killer filter. 3.5 out of 5 Ballot time climb end. 3.5 out of 5 Warrior Bess chops pretend Elli. 3.5 out of 5 Future scary war scientist. 3.5 out of 5 Dragon, Doc. 3 out of 5 4 out of 5

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