Inventive story from Rosenbaum, through the eyes of youngsters where birth order is more important than usual, as siblings (clones?) are closely linked and act as one, and the family unit is not the nuclear norm.
Something for everyone … pervs included. Duncan, Reaves and Bowes my favourites, giving the first half of the chunky, value for money, volume more grist to my reviewing mill.
An updating of the classic fairytale, with a princess held incommunicado under a repressive political regime.
Chris Roberson. Metal Dragon. Another in Roberson’s ‘Celestial Empire’ series, in which China is a
Robert Reed. The Condor’s Green-Eyed Child. Reed returns to the strange milieu of ‘Raven'(F&SF Dec
A so-so issue, some way below their best, and bit below the average high quality.
Albert E. Cowdrey. The Posthumous Man. Cowdrey takes us once again to New Orleans. Wentworth
Somewhat belated review, as I never did get a copy of the printed edition, but
Brian Stableford. Nectar. The teens are typically an awkward period of growing into adulthood, but
As with #1, another handsome collection of short SF from some of the biggest names in SF. Praise especially for making room for the lengthy Rosenbaum/Doctorow story.
Stories by : Neil Gaiman, Peter S. Beagle, Cory Doctorow, Ellen Klages, Christopher Rowe, Margo Langanan, Walter Jon Williams, Jeffrey Ford, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Frances Hardinge, Tim Powers, Paolo Bacigalupi, Geoff Ryman, Jay Lake, Robert Charles Wilson, M. Rickert, Robert Reed, Kelly Link, Elizabeth Hand, Connie Willis, Paul Di Filippo, Gene Wolfe, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Ian McDonald
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 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 : A.M. Dellamonica, Alastair Reynolds, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Bruce McAllister, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, David D. Levine, Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette, Greg Egan, Greg van Eekhout, Gregory Benford, Ian McDonald, Jack Skillingstead, Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, John Barnes, Justin Stanchfield, Kage Baker, Ken MacLeod, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Swanwick, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul J. McAuley, Robert Charles Wilson, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Walter Jon Williams
Stories by : Albert E Cowdrey, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Brendan Dubois, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Christopher Rowe, Colin P. Davies, Daniel Abraham, David Moles, Eleanor Arnason, James Patrick Kelly, James. L. Cambias, Kage Baker, M. John Harrison, Mary Rosenblum, Michael F. Flynn, Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Pat Murphy, Paul Di Filippo, Paul Melko, Peter F. Hamilton, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Vandana Singh, Vernor Vinge, Walter Jon Williams, William Sanders.
As with recent issues, a handsome book to mark the Nebulas, although the stories themselves aren’t going to echo down the SF Hall of Fame in generations to come.