The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction Eighteenth Annual Collection The twenty three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe into the very core of our being to the realm of the gods and the moment just after now Included here are th

  • Title: The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection
  • Author: Gardner Dozois Steven Utley Paul McAuley Susan Palwick Michael Swanwick Albert E. Cowdrey M. Shayne Bell Lucius Shepard
  • ISBN: 9780312274788
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
  • The twenty three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, PThe twenty three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K Le Guin, Paul J McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles WilsonSupplementing the stories is the editor s insightful summation of the year s events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

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    • Gardner Dozois Steven Utley Paul McAuley Susan Palwick Michael Swanwick Albert E. Cowdrey M. Shayne Bell Lucius Shepard

      Gardner Raymond Dozois born July 23, 1947 is an American science fiction author and editor He was editor of Asimov s Science Fiction magazine from 1984 to 2004 He has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, both as an editor and a writer of short fiction entry Gardner Dozoisuscmillan author gardne



    875 thoughts on “The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection

    • 99-cent buy from Goodwill. Keeping track of the stories I've read:1 - John Kessel "The Juniper Tree" 2/5    Generations of feminist social & technological engineering on the moon with a horrifying murderous guilt twist. Fell flat for me.*27 - Charles Stross "Antibodies" 4/5    I find Stross's blog very amusing and well-written but had never read any of his fiction, despite him being a very prolific author. This story is one that starts out as a maybe-two-star and quickly turns into a [...]


    • It's hard to rate an anthology - I think the average mark for the stories (see below for individual comments, written as I read them) would not be a four. But the collection works as a whole, in its diversity.I need to remember, though, that this whole series is not a short story collection. It's mainly novellas, not even novelettes. Longer work that one should approach with different expectations.******throws her hands up* OK, I give up. I'm gonna review this one story by story as it goes. Sinc [...]


    • Most sf/f collections are made of mildly enjoyable but ultimately forgettable short stories. There are a few truly terrible stories in each, and even fewer truly good ones. I think the idea of short stories as The way to start getting noticed doesn't help (far too many people attempt a form they suck at), but the real problem seems to be editors who accept any old drek. The only editor whose anthologies I've 100% enjoyed thus far has been Sharyn November. Even John Joseph Adams and Ellen Datlow [...]


    • Okay, so I'm only 16 years behind on this one. I buy the Dozois Best SF anthologies (as I did the Hartwell anthologies) every year, but in the first decade of this century I didn't get to reading them very often. As a result, a random half-dozen are still piled in my to-be-read assembly area.The good thing about these collections, though, is that they tend to bear up well over time. I enjoyed this one quite a bit, especially the last third of the collection. (I will note, however, that it's a si [...]


    • Long and tedious anthology book-ended by Dozios' self-indulgence. Most of the stories and novellas are completely forgettable. The only story that stuck in my mind after all these years (I read it about 2006) was about Bobo the doomed cat. Skip this anthology and go for the sixth annual collection (1988.)


    • The Years Best Science Fiction 18th annual collectionedited Gardner DozoisThe Juniper Tree - Jack Balden daughter Rosalind emigrate to society of Cousins 2085 on far side of moon. Jack plants juniper trees, Rosalind is kid friend Corey. Jack kills corey whose mom is Eva Jacks lover. Rosalind covers for him. Eva recreates Corey. Jack kills himself.Antibodies - Aliens on earth messing with this timeline goes bad, antibodies destroy interrogators and they leave this earth.The Birthday of the World [...]


    • every single one of these collections is essential reading for true fans of science fiction short stories each lengthy volume has a stellar array of all mini-genres and areas of powerfully influential science fiction: hard science, speculative, steampunk, alien invasions, apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, space opera, fantasy, aliens, monsters, horror-ish, space travel, time travel, eco-science, evolutionary, pre-historic, parallel universes, extraterrestrials in each successive volume in the series [...]


    • One of the best in the series, with my favorite Charles Stross story, "A Colder War", and one of my favorite Lucius Shepard stories, "Radiant Green Star". I hadn't read much (any?) of either of these authors at this point and afterwards, made it a point to browse their back catalog. This collection includes other great stories by LeGuin, Albert E Cowdrey, Baxter, Egan, Rick Cook & Ernest Hogan, and Ian McDonald. The Nancy Kress and Egan stories were among the favorites for both authors.This [...]


    • The last story in the book was called: Tendeléo's Story, by Ian McDonald. It was dark, but written in such a soothing tone. I am left with the sense of wonder I was missing in many other stories in the collection. I found many of the stories too scientific or mathematical for my taste. All of the stories were well written, but that doesn't mean I had to enjoy them all.


    • If you read one sci-fi book a year, this is the one. Always stories of high caliber with a few tossed in that will keep you thinking weeks later, not to mention the collection is a primer for what science and technology everyone will be talking about five to ten years from now.


    • Maybe it's my mindset, but this wasn't as good as the others I've read. It had some really good stories: Patient Zero, Great Wall of Mars, and the final one by Iam MacDonald, but overall most seemeed like filler to me.


    • What I learned most from this book is that "year's best" books can be terribly boring. To be fair, not all the stories were bad, there were some I thought were fantastic, just not enough to rate it higher. I read to be entertained, not to bored, and reading this book was a chore.


    • these stories are not hot and cold; they are warm and cold. The cold are really cold. too bad. Some i would not even mention in a science fiction compilation. The best? Really? There must be some very bad stuff out there —


    • I particularly liked the stories with a biology emphasis. I liked M. Shayne Bell's "The Thing About Benny," and Sverna Park's "The Cure for Everything," thought they're both a bit to glibly dystopian.







    • Unbelievable. It's not that every single story is a 5, but most are good to great. Some truly creative stories in this series.


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