Year's Best Sf 11 (Year's Best SF #11)
by David G. Hartwell , Kathryn Cramer (Goodreads Author) , David Langford , Hannu Rajaniemi , Gardner R. Dozois , Daryl Gregory (Goodreads Author) , Justina Robson (Goodreads Author) , Ken MacLeod , more…Tobias S. Buckell (Goodreads Author) , Neal Asher (Goodreads Author) , Vonda N. McIntyre , Rudy Rucker , Peter F. Hamilton , Matthew Jarpe (Goodreads Author) , Bruce Sterling , Lauren McLaughlin (Goodreads Author) , Paul J. McAuley , Larissa Lai , James Patrick Kelly (Goodreads Author) , Ted Chiang , Michael Swanwick , Stephen Baxter , Oliver Morton (Goodreads Author) , Bud Sparhawk , Alaya Dawn Johnson (Goodreads Author) , Greg Bear , Gregory Benford , R. Garcia y Robertson , Adam Roberts , Alastair Reynolds , Joe Haldeman , Liz Williams , Cory Doctorow …less
Travel farther than you've ever dreamed Man has mused about the nature of our universe since he first gazed up in wonder at the stars. Now some of the most fertile imaginations in speculative fiction offer bold and breathtaking visions of "what's out there" and "what's next" in the eleventh annual celebration of the very best short SF to appear over the past year.
Hardcover, 510 pages
Published June 2006 by Eos
(first published May 2006)
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Oct 27, 2010 Andrew rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This collection is one of the stronger in the series, which is saying alot. The story "Second Person, Present Tense" is so well written and moving that it alone makes the book worthwhile. There is plenty of other good stuff here too, like "Sheila", "Ram Shift Phase 2", and "Forever Kitten". I found that a few too many of the stories had religious overtones or themes for my taste, but that's just a personal preference and not a reflection of the quality of the stories. But really, how many storie...more
Contains Alastair Reynold's "Beyond the Aquila Rift," Gardner Dozois's "When the Great Days Came" (a perfect vignette for those days when one feels like a rat), and Bud Sparhawk's gripping and well-written horror story "Bright Red Star."
http://nhw.livejournal.com/705321.html[return][return]There was only one story out of 31 here that failed to really engage my interest (OK, some of them were very short) and two that I thought were really good and would not have come across otherwise. I liked very much R Garcia y Robertson's "Oxygen Rising", about future war, peacekeeping and sex, and Ken MacLeod's "A Case of Consilience" struck me as one of the great sf and religion stories (OK, it references many of the others, but that if any...more
David Geddes Hartwell (b. July 10, 1941) is an American editor of science fiction and fantasy. He has worked for Signet (1971-1973), Berkley Putnam (1973-1978), Pocket (where he founded the Timescape imprint, 1978-1983, and created the Pocket Books Star Trek publishing line), and Tor (where he spearheaded Tor's Canadian publishing initiative, and was also influential in bringing many Australian wr...moreMore about David G. Hartwell...