A story in somewhat dubious taste that relies too much on the simple premise taken from the pun in the title.
Amusing tale in which Morrow closes out the Fermi Paradox volume by addressing the issue of paradox head-on.
The year’s bumper double-issue, with a nice cover (certainly leagues ahead of the dire cover
An excellent collection, with only a couple of weaker contributions. A couple are more fantasy than steampunk, but there is high quality writing throughout and a couple of stories that linger (Youmans, Lanagan and Lake) for some time.
With the SF community having being served for two decades by the Dozois annual collection, producing an anthology with only a dozen stories is going to be challenging. The Silverberg/Haber collection makes it even more difficult as the majority of the stories are from the first half of 2002.
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).
Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Brian W. Aldiss, David Morrell, Edward M. Lerner, Gene Wolfe., Gregory Benford, James Morrow, James Patrick Kelly, Lisa Goldstein, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Richard Chwedyk, Simon Ings, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Terry Dowling, Thomas M. Disch, Ursula K. Le Guin.
Stories by : Connie Willis, Gregory Benford, James Morrow, Kim Stanley Robinson, Michael Bishop, Nancy Kress, Pamela Sargent, Paul Di Filippo, S.N. Dyer
Stories by : Connie Willis, Gene Wolfe., George Alec Effinger, Jack McDevitt, James Morrow, Neal Barrett Jr
A strong selection of stories. Stories by : Bruce Sterling, Connie Willis, Gregory Benford, James Morrow, John Kessel, Kate Wilhelm, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lucius Shepard, Pat Cadigan, Pat Murphy, Walter Jon Williams