Monday, December 10, 2012

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 - 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. Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Choice - Paul Mcauley Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : Silently And Very Fast - Catherynne M. Valente Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Man Who Bridged The Mist - Kij Johnson Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Ants Of Flanders - Robert Reed Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : A Soldier Of The City - David Moles Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Invasion Of Venus - Stephen Baxter Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : Laika's Ghost - Karl Schroeder Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Beancounter's Cat - Damien Broderick Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Vicar Of Mars - Gwyneth Jones Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : Dolly - Elizabeth Bear Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : Martian Heart - John Barnes Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : Ascension Day - Alastair Reynolds Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Smell Of Orange Groves - Lavie Tidhar Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : After The Apocalypse - Maureen McHugh Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : A Long Way Home - Jay Lake Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : What We Found - Geoff Ryman Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Incredible Exploding Man - Dave Hutchinson Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Copenhagen Interpretation - Paul Cornell Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Way It Works Out And All - Peter S. Beagle Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Dala Horse - Michael Swanwick Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : Earth Hour - Ken MacLeod Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Ice Owl - Carolyn Ives Gilman Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : Digital Rites - Jim Hawkins Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : Cody - Pat Cadigan Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : Ghostweight - Yoon Ha Lee Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : A Response From Est17 - Tom Purdom Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : Digging - Ian McDonald Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : A Militant Peace - David Klecha and Tobias S. Buckell Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : For I Have Lain Me Down On The Stone Of Loneliness And I'll Not Be Back Again - Michael Swanwick Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Iron Shirts - Michael Flynn Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Boneless One - Alec Nevala-Lee Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : Canterbury Hollow - Chris Lawson Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Cold Step Beyond - Ian R. MacLeod Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : The Vorkuta Event - Ken MacLeod Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 : 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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