Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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April Books 11) Year's Best SF 12, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

Good if somewhat gloomy selection of short SF first published in 2006; the only one I had read before was Michael Flynn's "Dawn, and Sunset, and the Colours of the Earth", which was also the only one of the 26 stories here to make it to either Hugo or Nebula shortlist (though the Locus Best Novelette winner, Cory Doctorow's "When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth", is also here). Other stories here that I liked included Gardner Dozois' "Counterfactual" and Carol Emshwiller's "Quill". 2007 was the year when I wasn't able to write up the various Hugo nominees in my usual detail, but my main memory is that they were a bit more cheerful; winners were "A Billion Eves" by Robert Reed, "The Djinn's Wife" by Ian Mcdonald and "Impossible Dream" by Tim Pratt.
Tags: bookblog 2011, writer: carol emshwiller, writer: david hartwell, writer: gardner dozois, writer: kathryn cramer
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