At the time of writing (April 2022) I haven’t seen a print version for Horton’s
The sixth volume in what is now the longest-running current Year’s Best SF anthology. Due
The second volume in Strahan’s new all-SF anthology, the dead-tree version of which has just
This book landed with me after an air mail flight from the USA on 22nd
Published in the UK as ‘The Best Science Fiction Stories: Fifth Series’, with fewer stories
Published in the UK in smaller format with fewer stories as ‘The Best Science Fiction
Just (Oct 2021) replaced my UK (reduced number of stories) edition The Best Science Fiction
I did have the UK edition (restricted number of stories and size), but I have
The dust jacket of my volume is somewhat faded and tattered, but I remember the excitement of buying it about 25 years ago.
A book so old, that it is 11 years older than I am, that is how old it is…
Strahan racked up #13 volumes of his Best SF&F of the Year anthology, initially published
Last year, following the sad loss of Gardner Dozois, Neil Clarke became the *only* anthologist
Rich has published the TOC of this volume on his Blogspot site here, which I’ve
I’m restricting myself to buying the purely SF anthologies, and so this book won’t be
With 2019 being the first year for four decades without a Gardner Dozois take on
In the sad absence of a Dozois’ annual anthology, I’ve been and gone and bought
The last of Dozois’ amazing annual anthologies…
An excellent collection of stories.
Rich Horton’s take on the best in SF&F.
Strahan’s take on the best in SF&F from 2017.
Currently being reviewed.
As usual, a wide range of sources are drawn upon by Horton.
Strahan casts his net far and wide.
The second volume in the new SF-only anthology.
Another take on the best SF of the year.
Another year, another instalment in Dozois’ take on the best SF of the year.
The Horton net is cast far and wide, with something for almost everyone.
As ever, a wide range of sources to choose from, which the normal reader will have struggled to embrace
Horton provides a representative sample of the Best SFF from across the various publication sources, print and online.
Another chunky volume for the bookshelf of the Year’s Best anthology collector.
Another year, another volume, but this year, also another shelf.
A collection of stories from a very wide range of sources, with only one from the Big 3 magazines (Asimovs, Analog, F&SF).
The juggernaut that is Dozois’ Years Best hits the #31 mark, with another chunky volume.
Now published by Solaris books, with lots of big names from a wide variety of sources.
Almost three dozen stories, gleaned from sources far and wide, to keep you quiet for a long time!
A new publisher (Tor), a new size (Trade Paperback), and Hartwell is the solo editor (no Kathryn Cramer).
After two slightly slimmer volumes, #30 returns to a chunkier size – huzzah!
A few stories that don’t quite do it for me, but otherwise a great read.
Wow, I’ve read all of Horton’s 2012 volume in 2012, a big improvement over previous years.
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.
Over 300,000 words of fiction as ever, although the volume is slimmer than usual…
Phew! Finished off the stories in Dozois’ take on the best of 2009, just in time to address the soon to be published year’s bests for 2010.
A handsome book, and Horton has cast his net very far and very wide, he certainly can’t be faulted for being conservative in the range of sources from which he chooses.
An excellent collection, with that part of the volume covering fantasy stories not leaving me too far adrift
As ever, a strong collection of stories, albeit fairly ‘safe’ in terms of a relatively narrow range of sources.
A late arrival on my doorstep, and it’s taken much longer to finish the review than I had hoped. Note to self : faster dude, faster!
A collection of excellent stories.
As has been the case with others in his take on the year’s best SF there is less I agree with than is the case with the other year’s best volumes.
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Aliette de Bodard, Charles Coleman Finlay, Daryl Gregory, Dominic Green, Elizabeth Bear, Garth Nix, Geoff Ryman, Gord Sellar, Greg Egan, Gwyneth Jones, Hannu Rajaniemi, Ian McDonald, James Alan Garner, James. L. Cambias, Jay Lake, Karl Schroeder, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mary Robinette Kowal, Mary Rosenblum, Maureen F. McHugh, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul McAuley, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Ted Kosmatka
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Ann Halam, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette, Jason Sanford, Jeff VanderMeer, Karl Schroeder and Tobias S. Buckell, Kathleen Ann Goonan, M Rickert, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Swanwick, Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Robert Reed, Rudy Rucker, Sue Burke, Ted Chiang, Ted Kosmatka, Vandana Singh.
Stories by : Ted Chiang, Peter S. Beagle, Charles Stross, Greg Egan, Daryl Gregory, Jeffrey Ford, Holly Black, Ted Kosmatka, Alex Irvine, Daniel Abraham, Nancy Kress, Bruce Sterling, Theodore Goss, Neil Gaiman, Stephen Baxter, Ken Macleod, Susan Palwick, Michael Swanwick, M. Rickert, Tony Daniel, Elizabeth Hand, Chris Roberson, Elizabeth Bear, Kelly Link.
Stories by : Neil Gaiman, Peter S. Beagle, Cory Doctorow, Ellen Klages, Christopher Rowe, Margo Langanan, Walter Jon Williams, Jeffrey Ford, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Frances Hardinge, Tim Powers, Paolo Bacigalupi, Geoff Ryman, Jay Lake, Robert Charles Wilson, M. Rickert, Robert Reed, Kelly Link, Elizabeth Hand, Connie Willis, Paul Di Filippo, Gene Wolfe, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Ian McDonald
Stories by : Norman Spinrad, Robert Silverberg, Philip Jose Farmer, Frederik Pohl, Milton A. Rothman, Thomas N. Scortia, Robert Block, A.E. van Vogt
Continuing the Wollheim/Carr series. Stories by : Larry Niven, Ryu Mitsuse, James Tiptree Jr., Grahame Leman, Doris Piserchia, Harlan Ellison, H.H. Hollis, John Brunner, Frederik Pohl
Stories by : Tuli Kupferberg, Harvey Jacobs, Kit Reed, Tommaso Landolfi, Donald Barthelme, J.G. Ballard, Gilbert Thomas, Tuli Kupferberg, John Updike, Hilary Bailey, Bob Shaw, Peter Tate, R.A. Lafferty, Sonya Dorman, Thomas M. Disch, Brian W. Aldiss, Hortense Calisher, Charles L. Harness, R.A. Lafferty, William Burroughs, Fritz Leiber, Dick Allen, J.G. Ballard, Henri Michaux, Katherine MacLean, Carol Emshwiller, Gunter Grass, Samuel R. Delany, Tuli Kupferberg. (Contents only).
Not in my collection (yet!).
Stories by : Kit Reed, Richard Wilson, Arthur C. Clarke, Mack Reynolds, Stephen Becker, John D. MacDonald, James D. Houston, Russell Baker, Rick Raphael, Josef Nesvadba, Thomas M. Disch, Romain Gary, Fritz Leiber, Frank Roberts, James T. Farrell, Hap Cawood, Bruce Simmonds, Larry Eisenberg, Jack Sharkey, Roger Zelazny, J.G. Ballard, Arthur Porges, Donald Hall, Normal Kagan, Morgan Kent, Jose Maria Gironella, M.E. White, Robert Wallace, David R. Bunch, Philip H. Smith and Alan E. Nourse, John Brunner, Robert Rohrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer. (Contents only).
Stories by : William Tenn, Fred Saberhagen, Peter Redgrove, R. Bretnor, John Gallagher, Alfred Bester, Allan Danzig, Bruce McAllister, Lloyd Biggle Jr. Fritz Leiber, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, Julius Feiffer, Bernard Malamud, J.F. Bone, Walt & Leigh Richmond, Fredric Brown, Frank A. Javor, Ray Nelson, Ben Bova, Andre Maurois, W.J.J. Gordon, Hal Clement, Mort Gerberg, Cliff Owsley, E.C. Tubb, Gerald Kersh, Cordwainer Smith. (Contents only).
Stories by : Gerald Kersh, R.A. Lafferty, Harry Harrison, Jack Finney, R.C. Fitzpatrick, John Brunner, Fritz Leiber, Poul Anderson, Vance Aandahl, James White, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, William F. Nolan, Arnold M. Auerbach, Russell Baker, J.G. Ballard, William Sambrot, George Whitley, Brian Cleve, Fredric Brown, Mark Clifton, Mack Reynolds, Frederik Pohl, Bertrand Russell, Edward Wellen, Zenna Henderson, Karen Anderson, Gordon R. Dickson. (Contents only)
Stories by : Conrad Aiken, Kaatje Hurlbut, George P. Elliott, Robert Beverly Hale, David Rome, Julian F. Grow, R. Bretnor, Muriel Spark, George Bamber, Robert F. Young, Fredric Brown, Jule Feiffer, John Dos Passos, Ward Moore, Leo Szillard, J.F. Bone, Mack Reynolds, Lawrence Durrell, Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth. (Contents only.)
Stories by : Holley Cantine, Bernard Wolfe, Ward Moore, R.C. Phelan, Felicia Lamport, Michael Ffolkes, Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Lockhard, Shel Silverstein, John Brunner, Roger Price, Henry Slesar, Lester del Rey, Howard Fast, Christopher Anvil, Elizabeth Emmett, Isaac Asimov, Marshall King, William Sambrot, Frederic Brown, R. Bretnor, Rosel George Brown, Walt Kelly, Zenna Henderson, Joseph Whitehill, Ray Bradbury, Hilbert Schenck Jr., Dean McLaughlin, Kingsley Amis, Richard McKenna, Brian W. Aldiss. (Contents only).
Stories by : Damon Knight, Jack Finney, Avram Davidson, Cordwainer Smith, Ray Bradbury, Gordon R. Dickson, Jack Sharkey, Daniel Keyes, John W. Campbell Jr., Ralph Davidson, Clifford D. Simak, Fritz Leiber, Roger Price, Carol Emshwiller, Randall Garret, Darrel T. Langart, J.G. Ballard, Will Worthington, Theodore Sturgeon, Lawrence Block, Mark Clifton, Hilbert Schenk Jr. (Contents only).
Clearly a momentous time for the SF community, as the cover proudly proclaims ‘Special Section
Stories by Carol Emshwiller, J.F. BOne, Richard Gehman, Robert Sheckley, Rog Phillips, Gerald Kersh, Theodore L. Thomas, R. M. McKenna, Fritz Leiber, Avram Davidson, Brian W. Aldiss, E. C. Tubb, Arthur Zirul, Theodore Sturgeon, John Steinbeck, Avram Davidson
Poul Anderson. The Saturn Game. Mildred Downey Broxon. Walk the Ice. Ted Reynolds. Trial Sample.
Stories by John Bernard Daley, C.M. Kornbluth, Theodore L Thomas, E L Malpas, R Bretnor, Algis Budrys, Damon Knight, Isaac Asimov, Randall Garrett, Ray Russell, Robert Nathan, Roger Thorne, Robert Abernathy, Mack Reynolds, J G Ballard, Theodore Sturgeon, Garson Kanin
Stories by : Arthur Sellings, Bob Shaw, Clifford D Simak, Gerald Jonas, Gordon Eklund, Gregory Benford, H B Hickey, Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Michael G. Coney, Neal Barrett Jr, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Silverberg, Ron Goulart, Theodore Sturgeon. (Contents only.)
Stories by : Richard Wilson, Robert Silverberg, Larry Niven, Alexei Panshin, Suzette Haden Elgin, James Tiptree Jr., Keith Roberts, Michael G Coney, Harlan Ellison, Bruce McAllister, Fritz Leiber, Ursula K Le Guin, Norman Spinrad. (Content listing only)
Stories by : Algis Budrys, Lisa Tuttle, Thomas M Disch, Barry N Malzberg, Peter Redgrove, Richard Cowper, Stephen Robinett, M John Harrison, John Updike, Joe Haldeman, Louis Phillips, Michael Moorcock (Contents only).
Stories by : Alfred Bester, Angela Carter, Craig Strete, Doris Piserchie, Ian Watson, James Tiptree Jr., Kate Wilhelm, Kit Reed, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert R. Olsen, Sydney J. Van Scyoc, Thomas Baum.
Stories by : Brian W. Aldiss, Gene Wolfe, Joe W. Haldemn, Josef Nesvadba, Kingsley Amis, Max Beerbohm, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Scheckley, Robert Silverberg, Thomas M. Disch, Tor Age Bringsvaerd, William Harrison.
Stories by : Ken W. Purdy, Brian W. Aldiss, James E. Gunn, Jonathan Ela, Keith Roberts, Robert F. Young, Andre Carneiro, Alex Hamilton, Howard L. Myers, Victor Sabah, Christopher Priest, Joe W Haldeman.
Stories by : Arnold M. Auerbach, Arthur C Clarke, B. Alan Burhoe, Barry N. Malzberg, Brian W. Aldiss, Charles Baxter, Cynthia Ozick, Donald Barthelme, Gahan Wilson, James Blish, Kingsley Amis, Lawrence Sail, Norman Spinrad, Richard E. Peck, Robert Sheckley, Steven Herbst, Steven Schrader, Thomas M. Disch.