Category Archives: Anthology

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Burning Chrome • 1986 • Cyberpunk collection by William Gibson

★★★★★ Summary: William Gibson, Grandmaster of SF, published some 20 short stories in his long writing career since 1981. Half of them found their way into this 1986 collection. They are representative of his works in the 1980s given that … Continue reading

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The Best of Walter Jon Williams • 2021 • Mixed Genre Collection by Walter Jon Williams

★★★★☆ Walter Jon Williams surfed the Cyberpunk wave in the 1980s, but never committed to one particular subgenre. This collection has twelve of his story spreading over 600 pages and demonstrates the variety in his styles. The reader never gets … Continue reading

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The Best of Elizabeth Hand • 2021 • Mixed Genre Collection by Elizabeth Hand

★★★☆☆ I always like to pick up a collection by Subterranean Press, because they often abduct me from my usual reading habits and introduce me to authors I haven’t experienced before. Elizabeth Hand is well-known, has won a large number … Continue reading

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