Archiv der Kategorie: Anthology

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Eleven • 2017 • SF&F anthology by Jonathan Strahan

★★★★ Summary: 28 stories spread over some 600 pages, no novellas this time. There is something in it for everyone and I recommend buying it. This year, Strahan seems to love fairy tales – with five of them included, it was … Weiterlesen

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2016 Locus Recommended Reading List

At the start of each year, Locus publishes a consensus list from several editors (like Dozois, Strahan, Horton, Clarke,…) a list of recommended readings of the last year. Here is the one for 2016: 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List I … Weiterlesen

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection • 2017 • SF Anthology by Gardner R. Dozois

Every year, Mr Dozois pulls together a huge anthology of last year’s best SF stories. I came to wait for July when it appears and at the same time fear it because it is really huge and takes a lot … Weiterlesen

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2016 Nebula Nominees Announced: Novels, Novellas, Novelettes, Short Stories

The 2016 Nebula Award Nominees have been announced! Voting has just started, winners will be announced May 18th, 2017. All the nominees from short to long (links in the title lead to online versions): Nominees for Best Short Story Our … Weiterlesen

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Ten • 2016 • SF&F anthology by Jonathan Strahan

Summary: 27 stories spread over some 600 pages, inluding a couple of novellas. Contents: 17 ★★★ • Black Dog • ghost story by Neil Gaiman from American Gods setting • review 53 ★★★ • City of Ash • CliFi short story by Paolo Bacigalupi • review 59 ★★★★ • Jamaica Ginger • Steampunk short story … Weiterlesen

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2015 Nebula Winners Announced: Novels, Novellas, Novelettes, Short Stories

The 2015 Nebula Award Winners have been announced! (updated from nominees announced). Here are the Winners: Novel: Uprooted, Naomi Novik Novella: ★★★1/2 • Binti • SF by Nnedi Okorafor • review Novelette: Our Lady of the Open Road, Sarah Pinsker Short Story: Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers, Alyssa Wong All … Weiterlesen

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2015 Hugo Nominees: Novels, Novellas, Novelettes, Short Stories

The 2015 Hugo Award Nominees have been announced! All the nominees from short to long (links in the title lead to freely available online publications): Nominees for Best Short Story Asymmetrical Warfare by S. R. Algernon (Nature, Mar 2015) withdrawn: The Commuter by Thomas … Weiterlesen

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Dream of Distant Shores • 2016 • Fantasy Collection by Patricia A. McKillip

★★★ Back in the 80s, I read McKillip’s Riddlemaster of Hed trilogy. Since then, I completely lost contact with the works of this wonderful author. So, I was drawn to this brand-new collection from Tachyon Publishing, as I wanted to … Weiterlesen

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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories • 2016 • Collection by Ken Liu

★★★★+ I’ve previously read Lius’s story The Regular and his last year’s novel The Grace of Kings. Both make me think that this could be a must-read. I went first to the eponymous story The Paper Menagerie and after a couple of stories, I … Weiterlesen

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Meeting Infinity • 2015 • SF anthology by Jonathan Strahan

★★★★ Summary: 16 views at a „future shock“, or the impact of profound change on human beings. Most authors developed the topic to post-human stories with social elements. Once again, a terrific lineup of authors including names like Bruce Sterling, Kameron Hurley, Nancy Kress, Ian … Weiterlesen

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