Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

September Books 13) The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection

13) The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois

This is always the best value for money of the various best-sf-of-the-year collections, if also the most intimidating (I don't seem to have finished last year's). Plenty of stories that I had already read and enjoyed, and several that were new to me - note especially "The Canadian Who Came Almost All the Way Back from the Stars" by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, "The Blemmye's Stratagem" by Bruce Sterling, "Audubon in Atlantis" by Harry Turtledove, "Softly Spoke the Gabbleduck" by Neal Asher, "Planet of the Amazon Women" by David Moles and "Gold Mountain" by Chris Roberson. Better than at least half the stories on the Hugo and Nebula nomination lists. Perhaps we should let the professional anthologists decide the awards, rather than the voters?
Tags: bookblog 2006, writer: gardner dozois, writer: harry turtledove

  • The meme of Britishness

    I don't identify myself as particularly British, being a Belfast Catholic and naturalised Belgian citizen, but I still have the passport, and these…

  • An A-Z Book Meme mark the end of the holiday, what better way to unwind after a two-day drive than with a book meme? With thanks to lexlingua for…

  • Questions meme

    It's a while since I've done this - and apologies to anyone who has either asked questions or requested questions in the past; I have lost track of…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.