Category Archives: Anthology

2021 Word Fantasy Award Winners: Novels, Novellas, Short Stories

The 2021 Word Fantasy Awards Winners have been announced  during the World Fantasy Convention, 4.-7.11.2021. I extract only a few categories which are interesting for me. I don’t exactly plan to read through everything. Some reviews are already available, mostly … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Fantasy, Science Fiction | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Best of the Best Volume 2: 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels • 2007 • SF anthology by Gardner Dozois

Dozois published 35 annual anthologies with his selection of the best SF stories of the previous year. He concentrated those 35 books even further down to three volumes by selecting the best stories: The first anthology covering 1983-2002, then this one … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Fantasy, Science Fiction | 9 Comments

The Big Book of SF • 2016 • SF Anthology by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer

I always thought I’d complete reading and reviewing this anthology’s stories before posting this list. But I’ve noted, that my last entry is good while back and I won’t finish this any time soon. At the same time, there’s a … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Science Fiction | 1 Comment

Seasons Between Us – Tales of Identities and Memories • 2021 • Anthology by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law

What is a life well-lived? This topic clips the 23 stories from a broad range of speculative fiction subgenres together. I expected much from several outstanding authors like Jane Yolen, Alan Dean Foster (my teenage favorite author), Rich Larson, and … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology | 10 Comments

2021 Word Fantasy Award Finalists: Novels, Novellas, Short Stories

The 2021 Word Fantasy Awards Finalists have been announced ! The winners will be announced during the World Fantasy Convention, 4.-7.11.2021. I extract only a few categories which are interesting for me. I don’t exactly plan to read through everything. … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Fantasy, Science Fiction | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

2021 Locus Award Winners: Novels, Novellas, Novelettes, Short Stories

The 2021 Locus Awards Winners have been announced! I wanted to review at least the short works, but didn’t make it through. Sorry about that, but cat business got in the way.  Here are all the winners and finalists from … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Fantasy, Science Fiction | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The Best of World SF • 2021 • SF and Fantasy anthology by Lavie Tidhar

Lavie Tidhar put together 26 speculative short fictions, mostly from SF subgenre. None of the stories is from a U.S. or UK author, so you’ll get some non-traditional story telling with exotic settings and cultural influences.  Tidhar is well established … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Fantasy, Science Fiction | 8 Comments

2021 Locus Award Finalists: Novels, Novellas, Novelettes, Short Stories

The 2021 Locus Awards Finalists have been announced ! They’ve been voted by anyone on an open public ballot. There is no final round of voting, and the winners will be announced at 26.06.2021. I extract only a few categories … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Fantasy, Science Fiction | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

I’m Waiting for You And Other Stories • 2021 • Collection by Kim Bo-Young

South Korea is uncharted territory for me. I happily welcome author Kim Bo-Young to her first publication in the Western world. In South Korea, she’s a renowned author, has her own wikipedia-entry there (I guess, you’ll need to google-translate that).  … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology | 5 Comments

Robot Artists and Black Swans • 2021 • SF collection by Bruce Sterling

Introduction by Neal Stephenson: BRUCE STERLING can do something I cannot, which is write short fiction. Just now it is an enviable superpower for a writer to possess. The last few years have been infamously challenging for anyone trying to … Continue reading

Posted in Anthology, Science Fiction | Tagged , | 9 Comments