Category Archives: Anthology

2020 Locus Recommended Reading List

At the start of each year, Locus publishes a consensus list from several editors, columnists etc (like Strahan, Horton, Clarke,…) a list of recommended readings of the last year. My post for 2019 is here. Now, the new one for … Continue reading

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Two Reading Projects: Dozois’s Best of the Best novellas and The Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time Seven years ago, I finished the decades long journey of the 14 volumes series by Robert Jordan. I never thought to return any way soon, as it’s a really huge time investment with over 4 million … Continue reading

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The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction • 2019 • 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 of those: The first anthology covering 1983-2002, another … Continue reading

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Reading Project: The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction • 2019 • 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 of those: The first anthology covering 1983-2002, another one … Continue reading

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Wie künstlich ist Intelligenz? • 2020 • SF Anthologie von Klaus N. Frick

★★★+ Ein neuer Kleinverlag „Plan9“ bemüht sich um SF und veröffentlicht diese 10 Kurzgeschichten in einem Band unter dem Thema der Künstlichen Intelligenz.Da mich dieser Hype beinahe täglich im Arbeitsumfeld umgibt, interessiert mich der kreative Umgang von SF Autoren damit. … Continue reading

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Passages • 2020 • Valdemar Fantasy anthology by Mercedes Lackey

★★★☆☆ When I chose this anthology, I wanted to learn about Valdemar, the world created by Mercedes Lackey. Having nothing read by her, I felt intimidated by the vast number of novels written in this setting, didn‘t know if the … Continue reading

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The Book of Dragons • 2020 • Fantasy anthology by Jonathan Strahan

★★★★+☆ John Strahan never let me down with anthologies, and I had high expectations for this one featuring dragons. All 23 stories spread over 550 pages were original for the anthology, and the author lineup is exceptional – my expectation … Continue reading

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Shapers of Worlds • 2020 • SF and Fantasy anthology by Edward Willett

★★★☆☆ This anthology celebrates stories from the first year of Podcast The Worldshapers. It‘s been financed as a Kickstarter project and the 18 stories are released at 14.11.2020. In summary, most stories are enjoyable and I found two gems in it: … Continue reading

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Escape Pod • 2020 • SF anthology by S.B. Divya and Mur Lafferty

★★★★☆ Escape Pod is a well known podcast which has been producing SF short stories since fifteen years. To celebrate this anniversary, the editors collected fifteen SF stories in this publication. It’s a mixup of previously published stories (e.g. from … Continue reading

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Short Story Reading Project: Escape Pod • 2020 • SF anthology by S.B. Divya and Mur Lafferty

I know, I know, I’m not done with my last project, The Book of Dragons. I’m halfway through that one and need to set it aside for a short while, because I’ve got an urgent review request for Escape Pod, … Continue reading

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