Thursday, May 31, 2007

should really read one of these collections one of these years

Thursday, May 31, 2007

I should really read one of these collections one of these years. If I am really looking for well told science fiction and fantasy short stories, the Gardner Dozois edited annual collections of science fiction are probably a good place to start. Since the 24th Annual Collection is about to be released in the coming weeks, perhaps I should start here.

There are twenty-eight short stories, novellas, novelettes collected here. I have previously read five of them, and all five because they were nominated for Hugos.

I, Row-Boat, Cory Doctorow
Julian : A Christmas Story, Robert Charles Wilson
Tin Marsh, Michael Swanwick
The Djinn's Wife [*Little Goddess], Ian McDonald
The House Beyond Your Sky, Benjamin Rosenbaum
Where the Golden Apples Grow, Kage Baker
Kin, Bruce McAllister
Signal to Noise, Alastair Reynolds
The Big Ice, Jay Lake & Ruth Nestvold
Bow Shock, Gregory Benford
In the River, Justin Stanchfield
Incarnation Day, Walter Jon Williams
Far as You Can Go, Greg van Eekhout
Good Mountain, Robert Reed
I Hold My Father's Paws, David D. Levine
Dead Men Walking, Paul J. McAuley
Home Movies, Mary Rosenblum
Damascus, Daryl Gregory
Life on the Preservation, Jack Skillingstead
Yellow Card Man, Paolo Bacigalupi
Riding the Crocodile [*Incandescence], Greg Egan
The Ile of Dogges, Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette
The Highway Men, Ken MacLeod
The Pacific Mystery, Stephen Baxter
Okanoggan Falls, Carolyn Ives Gilman
Every Hole is Outlined, John Barnes
The Town on Blighted Sea, A.M. Dellamonica
Nightingale [*Revelation Space], Alastair Reynolds


Max Bob said...

It's a corker. I read it every year, and it's always the highlight of my reading year.

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