The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015 Edition

  • Title: The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2015 Edition
  • Author: Rich Horton
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  • Page: 315
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Year s Best Science Fiction Fantasy Edition This seventh volume of the year s best science fiction and fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre s greatest authors including Elizabeth Bear Paul Cornell Cory Doctorow James Pa
    This seventh volume of the year s best science fiction and fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre s greatest authors, including Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Cory Doctorow, James Patrick Kelly, Yoon Ha Lee, Kelly Link, Ken Liu, Sandra MacDonald, K.J Parker, Robert Reed, Peter Watts, and many others Selecting the best fiction from Asimov s, ClarkesworldThis seventh volume of the year s best science fiction and fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre s greatest authors, including Elizabeth Bear, Paul Cornell, Cory Doctorow, James Patrick Kelly, Yoon Ha Lee, Kelly Link, Ken Liu, Sandra MacDonald, K.J Parker, Robert Reed, Peter Watts, and many others Selecting the best fiction from Asimov s, Clarkesworld, FSF, Lightspeed, Subterranean, and other top venues, The Year s Best Science Fiction Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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    1. A better title might have been "Some of the Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, Plus a Whole Bunch of Other Stories That Aren't Very Good." Probably too long for typesetting. Stories (and my ratings on a scale of 1-5) include: - "Schools of Clay" by Derek Kunsken - 3/5 - "The Scrivener" by Eleanor Arnason - 4/5 - "Invisible Planets" by Hannu Rajaniemi -1/5 - "Heaven Thunders the Truth" by K.J. Parker - 4/5 - "Selfie" by Sandra McDonald - 4/5 - "The Manor of Lost Time" by Richard Parks - 4 [...]

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    2. Vissa bra, vissa mindre bra och en del hoppades över.De tre bästa novellerna var:"The Long Haul From the ANNALS OF TRANSPORTATION""Skull and Hyssop""Drones don't kill people"

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    3. My thoughts on this can best be summarized in one word- "meh". None of the stories in this collection seemed to have anything new or unique to say, an impression which was reinforced by the presence of two stories, Sandra McDonald's Selfie and Rachel Swirsky's Grand Jete (the Great Leap) on the same, not particularly original topic, neither of which had much to add to the theme. Both are well written, good stories, and are singled out only because their similarity renders them symptomatic of the [...]

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    4. Always tough to judge these sorts of collections. You know what you're getting yourself in for, though. If you like engaging your mind with new ideas, characters and worlds every 10 minutes or so, you'll get a great kick out of this.I've rated the stories, in order of best to meh, so you can just read to cool ones (if that's your type of thing!):5/5:Schools of Clay (robot bee colony, workers rising up against the higher classes)The Endless Sink (floating islands, colonies of people with differen [...]

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    5. This anthology promises the best in new stories and delivers on that promise more than not. I missed having a unifying theme to the stories that really explored a topic like my other experiences with Prime Books anthologies, but I've also never had so many 4- and 5-star ratings in one anthology before (17 of the 34 stories). The strength of this collection is in the speculative fiction inclusions. All 7 tales I've rated with 5-stars take a look at the near future. Four question the nature of rea [...]

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    6. Derek Künsken “Schools of Clay” 3/10K. J. Parker ”Heaven Thunders the Truth” 5/10 Sandra McDonald “Selfie” 4/10Richard Parks “The Manor of Lost Time” 5/10Sofia Samatar “How to Get Back to the Forest” 4/10Yoon Ha Lee “Wine” 3/10Robert Reed “Every Hill Ends with Sky” 5/10Damien Ober “The Endless Sink” 4/10Alaya Dawn Johnson “A Guide to the Fruits of Hawai'i” 4/10John Grant “Ghost Story” 6/10Charlie Jane Anders ”Break! Break! Break!” 5/10Kathleen Jenning [...]

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    7. An anthology, there are good stories and mediocre stories inside. Some were groundbreaking while others seemed derivative. Patricia Russo's story "The Wild and Hungry Times" was one of several in a "documentary" style. Like most stories in this book, the author constructed an imaginative world, only to saddle it with a mediocre plot."Trademark Bugs: A Legal History" by Adam Roberts starts off with the kind of legalese/business speak (including copious footnotes) that makes me seriously consider [...]

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    8. Short stories are, by their nature, a mixed bag. That's part of why I love them. A good collection of short stories will cover a variety of topics and ideas, and sci-fi/fantasy stories make for great collections. As usual, these stories say a lot more about when they were written than any vision of the future or the past. Several were intentionally technical and complicated, which probably will not hold up well over time. This is an excellent collection of modern speculative fiction, and I liked [...]

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    9. strong collection demonstrating that short-form science fiction is still alive and well. lots of favorites, only a few i didn't care for. definitely disliked the hacker wish fulfillment, even if it was intended to be ironic. and maybe a few too many metafictional exercises (legal proceedings don't work terribly well as fiction, the invisible cities pastiche was too obvious for me) but even those were largely successful. and i particularly enjoyed the opening story, which imagined marxist revolut [...]

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    10. This was a solid collection of stories. There were maybe three that I didn't care for at all, and about half a dozen that I loved. I enjoyed most of the selection, and I thought there was certainly a nice mix of stories, from literary to straightforward prose, from stories that barely had any speculative element to hard sf. Recommended for those who enjoy a mix of short speculative fiction.

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    11. A good collection, with some great writers and a couple of really impressive stories (the Peter Watts one and Rachel Swirsky's, for instance). But it took me a long time to get through, which is unusual for me, and it never really clicked - I didn't have that urge to see what the next story would be.

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    12. Another attempt to make something good out of 'annus horribilis' 2014.When Dozois' anthology contained mostly junk, I thought maybe Horton's contains something extra. Neah! With only three standouts (the Parks, the Reed, and the Goss) - and these being of the rather short 'short story' type, and 4 or 5 unreadable, unfinishable stories, this cannot receive more than one star.

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    13. This was't my favorite edition; last year's was much better. The overall aesthetic is somewhat oddybe "petty" and "callow" might be descriptors? There are a couple of standout stories, but as a whole, this one wasn't quite not a disappointment.

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    14. Some repeatsOtherwise mostly comprehensible, some classic authors, enough to occupy an afternoon. I really did like the one about the lifecycle using time.

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    15. Solid SFExcellent and varied collectionowcases the talents of both new and veteran authors. I'd recommend this edition to any lover of good science fiction and fantasy.

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    16. Lots of good names in this one. Lots of thought provoking stories. See the updates I wrote.

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    17. A nice collection of stories. Some good, some not so good but overall it was enjoyable.

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    18. Some nice storys, highlights: "Drohnes dont kill people", and the one from Doctorow and Watts. Almost no filler.

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    19. Best collection of short stories I've read to date, almost all of them high-quality works with fresh ideas.

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