Paul Park. The Persistence of Memory; or, This Space For Sale. (The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2010)
It’s layered and smart.
Excellent issue, with Paul Park the standout, and others from Robert Reed, Charles Oberndorf, Dean Whitlock, John Langan, Robin Aurelian, Marc Laidlaw, Steven Popkes, Kate Wilhelm.
A story that requires, and rewards. the reader’s close attention.
A 20th Anniversary issue, with Guest Editors Nick Gevers and Keith Brooke of the InfinityPlus
Flickering. Ayerdhal. Credit to Interzone for including yet more non-English SF, in this case a
Robert Silverberg. Against the Current. A car salesman leaves work early after a sudden but
Almost two year’s after its publication, a mini-review in order to fill in the only
Stories by : Bruce Sterling, Bud Sparhawk, Charles Sheffield, Cherry Wilder, Damian Broderick, Gene Wolfe., Gregory Benford, Gregory Feeley, Gwyneth Jones, Ian McDonald, James P Blaylock, Jim Cowan, John Kessel, Jonathan Lethem, Maureen F. McHugh, Michael Cassutt, Michael Swanwick, Mike Resnick, Nancy Kress, Paul Park, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Stephen Baxter, Steven Utley, Tony Daniel, Walter Jon Williams, William Barton.
A nice volume to have on the shelves, with a wide range of quality content which showcases a wide range of SF, and high production values. The high price and limited print run will restrict the volume to collectors, but as the stories aren’t originals, we can’t complain that the average SF reader is being deprived.