Search Results: "Gardner Dozois"


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WORLDMAKERS by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A varied, interesting, and worthy examination of human characters whose need to change their environment is inextricably linked to their need to change themselves."
Twenty previously published stories, assembled by SF's most prolific editor, in which writers old and new imagine how other planets might be shaped into havens for human life. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1991

"Pity the price has gone into orbit, though."
Another bumper crop of 25 tales culled from 1990's output, with no real standouts but maintaining a high standard overall. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 1999

"Indispensable: hats off to the tireless and knowledgeable Dozois."
paper 0-312-20445-0 Twenty-five stories from 1998: some 2 stories and 48 pages shorter than last year's entry, the finished book will include an approximately 50-page editor's summation (not seen). Read full book review >

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THE GOOD OLD STUFF by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"Don't let these Golden Oldies disappear into limbo: adopt some today."
A substantial collection of 16 grand old adventure yarns'space operas, more or less—written between 1948 and —71 and compiled by editor Dozois (the annual Year's Best Science Fiction anthology, etc.). Read full book review >

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BEST OF THE BEST by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2005

"While one could argue that such and such a seminal story is omitted, or the absence of novel-length work misrepresents the character of the era, any attempt to assess recent short SF and fantasy will have to begin with this well-edited and essential anthology."
Two decades' worth of The Year's Best Science Fiction. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 1993

"Finally, a disappointing entry in a hitherto superlative series."
As the number of entries dwindles (28 last time, 24 this), the average length increases; here, take out the two novellas previously published as independent hardcovers (Michael Swanwick's Griffin's Egg and Frederik Pohl's Outnumbering the Dead) and the short-story version of Arthur C. Clarke's latest novel, The Hammer of Gold (p. 492), and 1992's Best SF begins to look decidedly hyperbolic. Read full book review >

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SUPERMEN by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2002

"Entertaining and thought-provoking companion to Worldmakers, Dozois's collection of terraforming stories (p. 1460)."
Another theme-centered SF anthology from the prolific Dozois: writers offer cautionary examinations of the dubious, horrific, and comic possibilities of human engineering. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUS WOMEN by George R.R. Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Everyone will find something to like here."
Bold and deadly female characters of many genres stride through the pages of this massive anthology. Read full book review >

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ROGUES by George R.R. Martin
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 17, 2014

"Rambunctious, rowdy and occasionally R-rated: a worthy entertainment, without a dud in the bunch, that easily moves from swords and sorcery to hard-boiled Chandler-esque."
Avast, ye varlets, intergalactic and otherwise: There are new bad boys and girls afoot on Mars and in Middle Earth, and you'll like them, even if you'll count your silverware after they leave. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2007

"No question as to the quality of the material here; the drawback is overfamiliarity."
Stories that couldn't be squeezed into 2005's Volume 1: a baker's dozen of novellas and short novels, 1985-2002, arranged chronologically. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 16, 2003

"For all libraries, absolutely."
Without question, the Dozois SF annuals deserve rosettes. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Perhaps it was a slow year for short science fiction, but whatever the reason, this installment in Dozois's eminent series is a disappointment."
The latest in this admirable annual series features one less story (23 vs. 24) than last year's, and it might have been better if had included even fewer. Read full book review >