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I’ve been reviewing short SF on BestSF.net since April 2000. You will find recent story reviews below. Use the links elsewhere on the page, and the search box, to access older reviews of stories going back to the 1950s. Currently reading The Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels 1956 ed T.E. Dikty.
- Written some 18 or more years after John W. Campbell's 'The Thing', but with a similar underpinning idea.
- I started this story with high hopes - one from no less an author than Tom 'The Cold Equations' Godwin, but found that this story doesn't quite live …
- I may be late to the party, but a Best SF Huzzah! for the late Robinson.
- A story that doesn't go much beyond the principal conceit : a man has the uncanny knack of knowing just where and when someone is going to have …
- The story has many excellent turns of phrase, and leads the reader through the story introducing background concepts and technology, with the odd clever 'reveal'.
2018 Year’s Best Anthologies
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Twelve. (ed Jonathan Strahan, Solaris Books, 2018)
The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fifth Annual Collection (ed Gardner Dozois, St Martins/Griffin 2018)