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The Starry Rift by Jonathan Strahan
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Dec 03, 2009

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bookshelves: anthologies-and-collections, children-ya, science-fiction
Recommended to Snail in Danger (Sid) by: found on the shelf while looking for something else
Read in December, 2009

This is a cool concept. I couldn't really get into about half of the stories, including some of the ones by authors whose work I'd enjoyed before. The ones I enjoyed:

"Ass-Hat Magic Spider" by Scott Westerfeld (even though it was slightly twee); "The Surfer" by Kelly Link; "Anda's Game" by Cory Doctorow (despite being a bit message-heavy, it was an interesting take on video game war); "The Star Surgeon's Apprentice" by Alistair Reynolds (cool to read that he has a bunch of Word files on his hard drive that are titles waiting for stories); and "Pinocchio" by Walter Jon Williams (possibly the most interesting take on celebrity as virus that that I've encountered; for more on this, see 2033: The Future of Misbehavior).

"Orange" by Neil Gaiman was merely okay. The others I can be assumed to have made an effort to read but not been intrigued by, or been put off by.

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