Year's Best SF 5 (Year's Best SF #5)
Acclaimed editor and anthologist David G. Hartwell returns with this fifth annual collection of the year's most imaginative, entertaining, and mind-expanding science fiction.
Here are works from some of today's most acclaimed authors, as well as visionary new talents, that will introduce you to new ideas, offer unusual perspectives, and take you to plac...more
Top reads are as follows:
Visit the Sins by Cory Doctorow - rich exploration with intergenerational communication and isolation 4/5
Written in Blood by Chris Lawson - Islamic Scifi, original and intriguing 4/5
Rosetta Stone by Fred Lerner - the first and only SF story in which the science is library science, original and well written 5/5
"Game of the Century"/Robert Reed.
"Kinds of Strangers"/Sarah Zettel.
"Visit the Sins"/Cory Doctorow.
"Border Guards"/Greg Egan.* (This story and "100 Candles", below, are great explorations on
whether happiness, utopia and"Heaven" can exist without pain, suffering and death).
"Written in Blood"/Chris Lawson.
"100 Candles"/Curt Wohleber. *
"Democtritus' Violin"/G. David Nordley.
Hunted for short story "Written in Blood" by Chris Lawson, and "Rosetta Stone" by Fred Lerner.
"Game of the Century" by Robert Reed.
"Democritus' Violin" by G. David Nordley.
"Lifework" by Mary Soon Lee.
"Border Guards" by Greg Egan.