Wow, I’ve read all of Horton’s 2012 volume in 2012, a big improvement over previous years.
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.
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!
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.
A collection more in tune with my preferences than last year’s, with the exclusion of Analog stories being the primary cause of that.
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Daniel Kaysen, Douglas Lain, Howard Waldrop, James Patrick Kelly, James Van Pelt, Joe Haldeman, Leah Bobet, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Swanwick, Robert Reed, Stephen Leigh, Susan Palwick, Tom Purdom, Wil McCarthy.