David Gerrold. A Quantum Bit Exists in Two States Simultaneously : On This issue is book-ended by two shorts from Gerrold. In the first the protagonist has a conversation at a diner with Pope Daniel the First of The Church of the Chocolate Bunny, who challenges him to consider the nature of sainthood and whether […]
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Alex Irvine. The Lorelei. A nice piece of writing about the fin-de-siecle New York art scene, in which an aspiring young artist travels to the city, and falls under the muse of an older artist, himself under the spell of another muse. Not much F&SF in it, though.. John G. McDaid. Keyboard Practice : consisting […]
Robert Reed. The Majesty of Angels. Occasionally, very occasionally, you come across an SF short story that stands out ‘head and shoulders’ above others. This is one such. Reed is at his best here, in giving the reader just enough, and no more. The narrator is one of an alien race, whose job it is […]
Reflections. Robert Silverberg. Silverberg’s editorial wryly comments on poor grammar and on the latest haute cuisine trends. However, he rather hoists himself with his own petard when moving on from criticising the use of ‘like if’ with the gramatically incorrect ‘..the newspaper piece I was staring at.’ rather than ‘the newspaper piece at which I […]
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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.
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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.
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Stories by : Robert Silverberg, Bruce Sterling, Joanna Russ, William Gibson, Frederik Pohl, Bill Johnson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Thomas M. Disch, Gregory Benford, Connie Willis, O. Niemand, Nancy Kress, Bruce McAllister.
Tags: Alastair Reynolds, Bruce Sterling, Cory Doctorow, Gwyneth Jones, Howard Waldrop, Ian McDonald, James Morrow, Michael Swanwick, Paolo Bacigalupi, Pat Cadigan, Robert Reed, Susan Palwick, Vonda N McIntyre, Wil McCarthy0
A very strong volume, IMHO, with only the Palwick story being the one to which I would object to (although with the proviso that the Sterling and Cadigan stories were for my more towards the fantasy end of the spectrum than the SF, especially for an editor who does have a complementary fantasy collection).