Monday, December 10, 2012

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 - 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. Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : A History of Terraforming - Robert Reed Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Dead Man's Run - Robert Reed Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : The Spontaneous Knotting of an Agitated String - Lavie Tidhar Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : The Night Train - Lavie Tidhar Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : The Sultan of the Clouds - Geoffrey A. Landis Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Mammoths of the Great Plains - Eleanor Arnason Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : The Things - Peter Watts Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Jackie's Boy - Steven Popkes Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Seven Cities of Gold - David Moles Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Chicken Little - Cory Doctorow Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Under the Moons of Venus - Damien Broderick Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Re-Crossing the Styx - Ian R. MacLeod Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Elegy for a Young Elk - Hannu Rajaniemi Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Chimbwi - Jim Hawkins Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Sleeping Dogs - Joe Haldeman Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Seven Years from Home - Naomi Novik Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : And Ministers of Grace... - Tad Williams Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Sleepover - Alastair Reynolds Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Flower Mercy Needle Chain - Yoon Ha Lee Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : In-Fall - Ted Kosmatka Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Amaryllis - Carrie Vaughn Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Flying in the Face of God - Nina Allan Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : The Emperor of Mars - Allen M. Steele Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : The Peacock Cloak - Chris Beckett Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : The Starship Mechanic - Jay Lake and Ken Scholes Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Again and Again and Again - Rachel Swirsky Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Return to Titan - Stephen Baxter Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Libertarian Russia - Michael Swanwick Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : The Shipmaker - Aliette de Bodard Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : Blind Cat Dance - Alexander Jablokov Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : The Taste of Night - Pat Cadigan Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : The Books - Kage Baker Mammoth Book of Best New SF 24 : 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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