Another excellent collection from Whates and from Solaris, with only a couple of weaker stories. May this editor/publisher combo live long and prosper.
The ‘anthology’ category on Best SF brings together all the reviews of books which are collections of new short stories, or collections of previously published short stories that aren’t Year’s Best, Nebula or Hugo collections.
With a gorgeously retro cover, and a splendid full-colour insert for the artwork of Richard Powers, just look at the authors whose fiction this anthology covers : Brin, Aldiss, McAuley, Kress, Steele, McDonald, Fulda, Goonan, Egan, Watts, Robson, Rydbom.
Stories sent in a humanity constrained to the solar system, but the stories are (perhaps because of that) almost all really good stories about humans, their desires, wishes and challenges. Buy the book!
An excellent collection, more than whetting the appetite for Solaris Rising 2, due Spring 2013.
A good range of sources covered, with three of the four major magazines getting a look in (no Analog), a couple of anthologies, and a range of online sources. Buy a copy for your bookshelf.
Five original novellas, from Don D’Ammassa, Ken Liu, Tochi Onyebuchi, Gavin Stoddard, and Jason Stoddard, with Liu the standout.