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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 1 by Jonathan Strahan
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May 01, 2011

really liked it

I read this on my Nook and found that the short form is where it excels. Having several short-story collections with me at all times allows me to pick and choose according to my moods.

As for this collection, I found it to be extremely well-rounded. Though there was not much in the way of "hard" sci-fi included, the stories run the gamut from whimsical ("In The House of the Seven Librarians") to serious ("I, Row-boat"), to odd ("Under Hell, Over Heaven"), to somewhat disturbing ("The Night Whiskey"). There's plenty enough variety to please most readers, and the stories range from homages to other styles to completely original (and surprising) styles.

I will be seeking out additional Strahan anthologies for my Nook in the future.
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