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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection (The Year's Best Science Fiction #8)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  123 ratings  ·  10 reviews
This edition of The Year's Best Science Fiction collects twenty-five of the finest works of speculative fiction to see print in 1990, stories from the genre's every edge, and from its heart.Among the many marvels are tales from the field's most accomplished artists:Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Shobies' Story" returns to the Hainish worlds with a reality-defining story, while J ...more
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Published June 15th 1991 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1991)
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Michelle Farinella
Mr. boy, the opening story was extremely original and entertaining. Most of the rest I found exceedingly depressing and either totally trite or completely puzzling.
Seabury
Sep 07, 2007 Seabury rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sci-fi fans
Story #1, Mr Boy, is all I have read so far. I loved it, but I'm still not sure what to think of it. It is some sort of twisted coming of age novel mixed with a heavy dose of satire and cyberpunk. I'm not sure what the overall point of it is yet, but I'm sure there is a deeper meaning because of all the metaphor and symbolism. It explores a person who has been stunted annually for the last 13 years to remain 12, so now he is technically 25. Everybody in this future world is highly modified, or a ...more
Kevin Groosalugg
A good, not great collection of sci-fi short stories from the early 90's. Nice variety of topics and writing styles. By far my favorite two were 'The Shobies Story' - Ursula LeGuin and 'The Hemingway Hoax' - Joe Haldeman. Both were truly mind-bending and worth reading the whole thing just for them. The majority of rest of the stories were pretty good too, very few duds.

Dev
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.
Steve
Probably only read nine or ten of the 25 stories before I had to return it to the library. Another 2 to 4 might have been worth giving a chance. I liked OK each of those that I read but probably thoroughly enjoyed only one or two of them.
Ben
Like any collection of stories, you've got the good and the bad. But the good stories in this collection were great. Highly recommended. I already have another of these in line to read soon.
Zora
Includes one of my favorite stories of all times, Molly Gloss's "Personal Silence," and is worth hunting down for at least that story.
Paul Bryant
Nov 01, 2008 Paul Bryant marked it as sf-anthologies-to-finish  ·  review of another edition
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Timon Karnezos
Definitely a slump in this series. Nothing in here worth reading.
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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.
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