With no more Dozois anthologies, this is the only pure SF annual best volume this year (I think there’s a new title appearing in 2020).
So I’ll slowly work my way through the volume, reviewing stories and putting summaries of those reviews below, with links to the fuller reviews. In a homage to the recently departed Dozois, Clarke provides a mini-summation of the type that Dozois so diligently supplied in his long-running series.
Simone Heller. When We Were Starless.
Originally published online on Clarkesworld Magazine, and still online there.
Clarke opens the anthology with a strong story from his own publication. In my review I noted “Heller is an author new to me, but a name I would be looking out for now if I was still in the habit of reading a lot of short SF in it’s original appearance.” Read the Full Best SF Review here.