Succeeds in presenting what the members of SFFWA voted for in their ballot for the best science fiction and fantasy of the year in question.
Another excellent anthology, full of top quality SFF…
The three short SFF winners, two runners-up, a Gene Wolfe story, and two stories masquerading as poetry.
With a lovely cover design by Grace M. Conti-Zilsberger, and illustration by Julie Dillon, this fat beauty has a lot of excellent fiction. And poems. And non-fiction.
A handsome book with some excellent, average and so-so SF that is going to sit nicely against the 44 previous volumes on my groaning bookshelves.
A great book – full of the fiction which the SFWA honoured
Even with three of the really good stories of 2007/2008 instead of the three chosen, there wouldn’t be whole lot of bang for your buck if it’s just a read of good SF that you’re after.
If you likes your SF to be SF (and if you’re a guy of a certain age), or if you know one such guy and want to buy him a book, the Hugo Awards would be a great choice.