Search Results: "Gardner Dozois"


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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 26, 1997

"Essential reading for short story fans: The tireless Dozois triumphs again."
Twenty-eight tales from 1996, expertly selected by editor Dozois (his secret? ``He picks the stories he likes best,'' the blurb trumpets), plus the customary overview (not seen). 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 >

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THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2002

"The pure stuff."
As ever, Dozois leads his anthology with a homerun by Ian R. MacLeod and follows it with a second MacLeod, "Isabel of the Fall." 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 BOOK OF SWORDS by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2017

"When fine writer and expert editor Dozois beckons, authors deliver—and this surely will be one of the year's essential anthologies."
Dozois, an indefatigable editor (The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection, 2017, etc.), introduces an all-new compendium of 16 original stories, many set in their authors' established fantasy universes. Read full book review >

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KILLING ME SOFTLY by Gardner Dozois
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A gruesomely arousing collection that, perhaps surprisingly, justifies its rather hyperbolic subtitle."
Fifteen tales, some reprints, some originals, including Lucius Shepard's famous ``The Jaguar Hunter'' and Parke Godwin's also well-known ``The Fire When it Comes.'' Ursula K. LeGuin weighs in with another find Hainish tale, ``Unchosen Love,'' that dramatizes the complicated marriage arrangements of planet O's inhabitants. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD NEW STUFF by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 1999

"Splendid yarns, but still, while Dozois's desire to wrap things up in a neat package is understandable, his rather specious justifications grate nonetheless."
Companion volume to The Good Old Stuff (p. 1339), that being a selection of golden oldie adventure stories/space operas from the 1940s through the 1960s. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"Back on track after uncharacteristic wobbles last year."
Dozois's latest annual ``best of'' comprises 23 tales drawn from 1994's magazines and collections. 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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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 >