Search Results: "The Year's Best Science Fiction"


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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: 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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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: 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 YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1996

"Essential reading."
Twenty-four of 1995's best stories, selected by seven-time Hugo award-winning editor Dozois. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 1992

"Well up to par in terms of quality, quantity, and scope: the essential guide to science fiction's shorter-format activities."
Another bumper crop of 28 new tales, varying in length from novella down to a handful of pages, drawn from sf's 1991 magazines and anthologies. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION by Gardner Dozois
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"For anyone interested in sf short stories, this is the best—indeed, the only—place to start."
paper 0-312-19033-6 Another mind-bogglingly huge compendium of 28 stories that first appeared in 1997, sniffed out by editor Dozois, whose nose for a good yarn is as keen as ever. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Make no mistake, this is a fine collection, but it's an unfortunate fact: If you bought and enjoyed the Strahan and your budget is limited, you'll probably think twice about this one."
A fourth annual anthology from this editor, and not to be confused with its rival, The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, edited by Jonathan Strahan, which appeared in April 2012. 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 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 >