Year's Best SF 9 (Year's Best SF #9)
The world as we will know it is far different from the future once predicted in simpler times. For this newest collection of the finest short form SF to appear in print over the preceding year, acclaimed editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer have gathered remarkable works that reflect a n...more
"The Violet's Embryos" read like weird poetry, or like a Salvador Dali painting, and ...more
Still, even as a reread there was plenty to enjoy. I particularly liked Octavia E. Butler's "Amnesty" a tale with a particularly unusual alien race and humanity's relationship after a war that invo ...more
My favorites were Gregory Benford's "The Hydrogen Wall", John Varley's "In Fading Suns and Dying Moons" and especially Ricard de la Casa's and Pedro Jorge Romero's "The Day We Went Through the Transition", which features a nice twist on the usual time-travel tale.
Several were enjoyable, but didn't feature endings as satisfying as they could have been. (Yes, I know that ambiguity and unresol ...more
As with most such collections, it's inevitable that the reader may find some of the stories just aren't palatable, but from my point of view there's nothing here anyone would consider "filler". There's no accounting for tast ...more
"Amnesty" by Octavia Butler,
"The Violet's Embryos" -Angelica Gorodischer,
"In Fading Suns and Dying Moons"-John Varley,
"the Hydrogen Wall"- Gregory Benford,
"A Night on the Barbary Coast"- Kage Baker,
"Bread and Bombs"- M. Rickert.