Year’s Best SF 15. (eds Hartwell/Cramer, Eos Books, 2010).

As ever, a strong collection of stories, albeit fairly ‘safe’ in terms of a relatively narrow range of sources.

Asimovs, September 2008

William Barton. In the Age of the Quiet Sun. Good to see another story from Barton – w-a-y too long since I’ve read one from him. What appeals to me is that he often looks at the costs to the individual of humanity getting out into space, and here he does this in spades. The… Continue reading Asimovs, September 2008

Asimovs, March 2008

Brian Stableford. Following the Pharmers. Stableford has published several stories looking at the consequences in developments in biotechnology, and here he explores how unintended consequences can have impact on a small, personal level. Ekeing out a mostly anonymous life amongt the flooded plains of East Anglia, one pharmaceutical experimenting finds his contentment shattered by the… Continue reading Asimovs, March 2008

Asimovs, December 2006

Paolo Bacigalupi. Yellow Card Man. Bacigalupi’s ‘The Calorie Man’ appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction’s Oct/Nov 2005 volume, and was widely, and rightly applauded. It was one of the strongest stories of the year for my money, from a new author whose initial output has been notable. This story is set in the milieu of… Continue reading Asimovs, December 2006

Asimovs, September 2006

A return to reading the print version after several months reading e-versions, and a welcome return I have to say. There are advantages to e-books, but I much prefer reading a full page rather the paragraph or two that is generally available on a handheld device. John Kessel. Sunlight or Rock. A sequel to his… Continue reading Asimovs, September 2006

Asimovs, February 2006

Reviewed : MobiPocket version on a Tapwave Zodiac. Jonathan Sherwood. Under the Graying Sea. The largest protospike engine in history propels Tessa and Lorand towards the stars, in a spacecraft – or, more accurately, a Concussion Vehicle, for in order to make use of the wormhole that is to be humanity’s pathway to the stars,… Continue reading Asimovs, February 2006

Year’s Best SF 12. ed David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. Eos Books 2007

Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Carol Emshwiller, Charlie Rosenkrantz, Claude Lalumiere, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, Edd Vick, Eileen Gunn, Gardner R Dozois, Gregory Benford, Heather Lindsley, Ian Creasey, Ian R. Macleod, Joe Haldeman, Kameron Hurley, Liz Williams, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Flynn, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paul J. McAuley, Robert Reed, Rudy Rucker, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Wil McCarthy.