Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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September Books 10) The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, edited by George Mann

I'm not quite sure why I got this, given my low opinion of the editor's fiction andnon-fiction; I certainly bought it before last year's debate about the tainted Solaris brand, and without looking inside the front cover where the dismal gender ratio (one female author out of 18) might have put me off.

Anyway. There were a couple of stories I liked here - Stephen Baxter's "Last Contact", and Keith Brooke's "The Accord" (which I note were also the two picked by Gardner Dozois for his annual collection) - many which didn't especially grab me, and one awful attempt to channel Kurt Vonnegut by Mike Resnick and David Gerrold. Next time I should listen to my inner voice.
Tags: bookblog 2012, writer: george mann, writer: keith brooke, writer: mike resnick, writer: stephen baxter
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