The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 7 Book ò 640 pages

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 7 Book ò 640 pages ´ ❮PDF❯ ✅ The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 7 Author Jonathan Strahan – In print and on line science fiction and fantasy is thriving as never before A multitude S Last Christmas” on Dione by Paul McAuley“What Did Tessimond Tell You?” by Adam Roberts“Adventure Story” by Neil Gaiman“Katabasis” by Robert Reed“Troll Blood” by Peter Dickinson“The Color Least Used” by Nature by Ted Kosmatka“Jack Shade in the Forest” of Souls by Rachel Pollack“Two Houses” by Kelly Link“Blood Drive” by Jeffrey Ford“Mantis Wives” by Kij Johnson“Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard“About Fairies” by Pat Murphy“Let Maps to Others” by KJ Parker“Joke in Four Panels” by Robert Shearman“Reindeer Mountain” by Karin Tidbeck“Domestic” Magic by Steve Rasnic Tem Melanie Tem“Swift Brutal Retaliation” by Megan McCarron“Nahiku West” by Linda Nagata“Fade to White” by Catherynne M Valente“Significant Dust” by Margo Lanagan“Mono No Aware” by Ken Liu AS anthologies go this was as good as most There are 32 stories and one can expect to like some dislike some and feel pretty indifferent about others That is the reason for my only lukewarm three stars I really liked stories by Peter Beagle Theodora Goss Robert Reed Rachel Pollack KJ Parker and Ken Liu and in most respects those are long established already popular writers Most of the stories in the anthology left me feeling well that I am not sure what i just read The anthology is a collection of genre fiction The genre promised is science fiction and fantasy Many of the stories in this collection did not seem except in the most tangental way of that genre If anything much of it was literary fiction Nothing wrong with that and I can't fault the writers who are collected here all the stories are well edited and well presented but it just does not seem to be what is promised by the title Flip through the antholgy as you like there are a few good fantasy sci fi stories but a lot of filler in my opinion

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In print and on line science fiction and fantasy is thriving as never before A multitude of astonishingly creative and gifted writers are boldly exploring the mythic past the paranormal present and the promises and perils of myriad alternate worlds and futures There are almost too many new and intriguing stories published every year for any reader to be able to experience them all So how to make sure you haven’t missed any future classics?Award winning editor and anthologist Jonathan Strahan has surveyed the expanding universes of modern sf and fantasy to find the brightest stars in today’s dazzling literary firmament From the latest masterworks by the acknowledged titans of the field to fresh visions from exciting new talents this outstanding collection is a comprehensive showcase for the current state of the art in bot Didn't keep notes sigh As before Althea Ann's review is the go to Thanks Althea this is the sort of short fiction review I find most useful though it's a lot of work

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume 7H science fiction and fantasy Anyone who wants to know where the future of imaginative short fiction is going and treat themselves to dozens of unforgettable stories will find this year’s edition of Best Science Fiction and Fantasy to be just what they’re looking forContentsIntroduction by Jonathan Strahan“The Contrary Gardener” by Christopher Rowe“The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times” by Eleanor Arnason“Close Encounters” by Andy Duncan“Great Grandmother” in the Cellar by Peter S Beagle“The Easthound” by Nalo Hopkinson“Goggles c 1910″ by Caitlín R Kiernan“Bricks Sticks Straw” by Gwyneth Jones“A Bead of Jasper Four Small Stones” by Genevieve Valentine“The Grinnell Method” by Molly Gloss“Beautiful Boys” by Theodora Goss“The Education of a Witch” by Ellen Klages“Macy Minnot’ You'd think the year's best collection would fare a little better than most anthologies simply because all these stories are supposedly good At the end of the day it's still an anthology all centered around the theme of what the editor thinks is best Don't get me wrong there's a lot of great writing here and even the ones that didn't resonate with me still had beautiful prose And I did enjoy a lot of the stories here and the editor Jonathan Strahan really packs them in Overall I felt like there was too much urban fantasy magical realism and dystopian sci fi Strahan even comments on this in the prologue acknowledging that sci fi is in a state of flux in the past sci fi has always been about what we could achieve humanity bringing out the best in itself via science The future we imagined is here and there are no jet packs What's to say the next twenty years will be different? The tone of this book is decidedly bleak and the vast majority of the stories are either dystopian sci fi or post apocaliptic sci fi Thinking back there are very very few of these stories that would fall into what I'd call Fantasy and even those are in the urban fantasy magical realism sub genre All this is very hot right now and the editor may have seen his job as capturing a snapshot of what happened in 2012 If so he probably did a bang up job However I've got to believe there's sword and sorcery fantasy out there Stuff that feels medieval dream like and epic in scope I'd even settle for just plain high or low fantasy but those sub genres are largely missing from this bookMy favorite story by far was Two Houses by Kelly Link It had an eerie bordering on horror ish vibe to it This sci fi fiction about a team of deep space explorers reminded me a ton of Prometheus which I liked incidentally and a few other horror stories with twist endings that I won't include here so as not to ruin the ending for you The story does a phenomenal job capturing the feeling of isolation and grief with the imagery surrounding the characters as they move through the spaceship and deal with the loss of their sister ship is haunting I also enjoyed how Link explored how even though these two ships have been disconnected by a vacuum for years when the other ship disappears it has profound effects on the crew Even though there was a lack of a physical connection the implied emotional connection was just as powerfulCollections like these are a must for any fan of the genres Just because I wasn't feeling this year's as a whole doesn't mean there weren't some phenomenal works of fiction