The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection

Gardner Dozois Cory Doctorow Ruth Nestvold Gregory Benford Justin Stanchfield Walter Jon Williams Greg Van Eekhout Robert Reed / Apr 26, 2019

The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty Fourth Annual Collection The twenty eight stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe into the very core of our beings to the realm of the gods and the moment just after now Included here are t

  • Title: The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection
  • Author: Gardner Dozois Cory Doctorow Ruth Nestvold Gregory Benford Justin Stanchfield Walter Jon Williams Greg Van Eekhout Robert Reed
  • ISBN: 9780312363345
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The twenty eight stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including Cory Doctorow Robert Charles Wilson Michael Swanwick Ian McDonald Benjamin Rosenbaum Kage BThe twenty eight stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including Cory Doctorow Robert Charles Wilson Michael Swanwick Ian McDonald Benjamin Rosenbaum Kage Baker Bruce McAllister Alastair Reynolds Jay Lake Ruth Nestvold Gregory Benford Justin Stanchfield Walter Jon Williams Greg Van Eekhout Robert Reed David D Levine Paul J McAuley Mary Rosenblum Daryl Gregory Jack Skillingstead Paolo Bacigalupi Greg Egan Elizabeth Bear Sarah Monette Ken MacLeod Stephen Baxter Carolyn Ives Gilman John Barnes A.M DellamonicaSupplementing the stories are the editor s insightful summation of the year s events and a list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.Contentsxiii Summation 2006 2007 essay by Gardner Dozois1 I, Row Boat 2006 novelette by Cory Doctorow28 Julian A Christmas Story 2006 novella by Robert Charles Wilson66 Tin Marsh 2006 novelette by Michael Swanwick81 The Djinn s Wife India 2047 2006 novelette by Ian McDonald112 The House Beyond Your Sky 2006 shortstory by Benjamin Rosenbaum121 Where the Golden Apples Grow 2006 novella by Kage Baker164 Kin 2006 shortstory by Bruce McAllister172 Signal to Noise 2006 novelette by Alastair Reynolds204 The Big Ice 2006 shortstory by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold221 Bow Shock 2006 novelette by Gregory Benford251 In the River 2006 shortstory by Justin Stanchfield266 Incarnation Day 2006 novella by Walter Jon Williams295 Far As You Can Go 2006 shortstory by Greg van Eekhout305 Good Mountain 2005 novella by Robert Reed350 I Hold My Father s Paws 2006 shortstory by David D Levine360 Dead Men Walking 2006 novelette by Paul J McAuley374 Home Movies 2006 novelette by Mary Rosenblum395 Damascus 2006 novelette by Daryl Gregory418 Life on the Preservation 2006 shortstory by Jack Skillingstead431 Yellow Card Man The Windup Universe 2006 novelette by Paolo Bacigalupi457 Riding the Crocodile 2005 novella by Greg Egan492 The Ile of Dogges 2006 shortstory by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette499 The Highway Men 2006 novelette by Ken MacLeod524 The Pacific Mystery 2006 shortstory by Stephen Baxter540 Okanoggan Falls 2006 novelette by Carolyn Ives Gilman566 Every Hole Is Outlined 2006 novelette by John Barnes589 The Town on Blighted Sea 2006 shortstory by A M Dellamonica606 Nightingale Revelation Space 2006 novella by Alastair Reynolds653 Honorable Mentions 2006 2007 essay by Gardner Dozois

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      • Gardner Dozois Cory Doctorow Ruth Nestvold Gregory Benford Justin Stanchfield Walter Jon Williams Greg Van Eekhout Robert Reed

        Gardner Raymond Dozois born July 23, 1947 is an American science fiction author and editor He was editor of Asimov s Science Fiction magazine from 1984 to 2004 He has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, both as an editor and a writer of short fiction entry Gardner Dozoisuscmillan author gardne


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    1. Veeery long and detailed review! :) I, Row-Boat, by Cory Doctorow. Probably the first science fiction story about scuba-diving that I've read. The pun in the title is to be taken literally too. In the far future, Earth is a protected nature reserve. Humans have long ago uploaded their consciousnesses to the internet, and all kinds of things have become conscious and sentient. Robbie the row-boat is just taking people who have downloaded into human-shells to go diving on a reef, as usual, when it [...]


    2. This collection of the "best" science fiction stories from 2006 is hit and miss. Some of the stories were fabulous, like "Where the Golden Apples Grow" by Kage Baker and "In the River" by Justin Stanchfield. "I, Row-Boat" by Cory Doctorow, the first story in this anthology, was a silly story that was mostly a sci-fi insider's joke. I couldn't even finish "Bow Shock" by Gregory Benford because it was boring. With the exception of the Benford story, most of the pieces selected were good to excelle [...]


    3. Took a while to work through this. It wasn't what I thought it was, but found some 'new-to-me' authors to take a look at!


    4. As with many "Year's Best" type anthologies, it's difficult to evaluate the collection as a whole. Unlike a themed collection (e.g Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse), you can't easily ask how each story is helping to advance or otherwise round-out the speculation or evaluation of that given theme. But that's OK; that's not why we pick up and read a collection like this. And it's a hazard we're willing -- nay: happy -- to take on.That said, the rating for the collection here is a computed ave [...]


    5. It filled with good stories. The last "Nightingale" is truly terrifying. And "Every hole is outlined" is remarkably interesting


    6. This was a short story in the Year's Best Sci Fi 24th edition. I read this in one sitting, and I was surprised that I actually enjoyed it. I found the concept of nerve linking interesting. Being able to inahabit the body of someone else in a different place for a short period of time. In this story, Mick, the main character, links with a different version of himself in another worldline to spend some time with his wife who is still alive in that world, but who had died in his version of the worl [...]


    7. every single one of these collections is essential reading for true fans of science fiction short stories each lengthy volume has a stellar array of all mini-genres and areas of powerfully influential science fiction: hard science, speculative, steampunk, alien invasions, apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, space opera, fantasy, aliens, monsters, horror-ish, space travel, time travel, eco-science, evolutionary, pre-historic, parallel universes, extraterrestrials in each successive volume in the series [...]


    8. I've read the first 4 stories out of this. I loved "I Rowboat" by Cory Doctorow of BingBing fame, Julian, a Christmas Store (which is the beginning of the novel Julian Comstock that I really loved: amzn/B0074CQJ9S), Tin Marsh which is really great, reminiscent of Golden Age SF, really reminded me of Brightside Crossing by Alan E. Nourse, and the Djinn's Wife which I really didn't like. Djinn's Wife is a story about an Indian woman who marries an AI. She goes though an abrupt attitude change that [...]


    9. After having skipped last year's best of collection, I was ready to jump head first into this tome. I'm glad I did ad this one was a but different than years past. I/m not sure if it was intentional, but this year's stories seemed a bit on the long side, which was nice. They were generally longer that a regular short story, but shorter that a novella. This allowed many of the authors to go into much more detail and provide a much fuller, more fleshed out story. However, I do feel that many of th [...]


    10. It's a big book- 700 pages with about 28 stories. I enjoyed "The Djinn's Wife", "Good Mountain", "Nightingale" (Alastair Reynolds - can't say I enjoyed his other story here, "Signal to Noise"), and others. I found many were a little too "real" - I think there's a resurgence in hard science fiction (and political science fiction, for want of a better phrase), and while I enjoy it, I still long for the more esoteric - especially in a collection such as this. For example, I enjoyed "Julian: A Chris [...]


    11. nwhytevejournal/1896524Most of these stories were indeed fresh for me; four (I think) were Hugo nominees, and I'd read a couple of others in other collections (or possibly even in the original magazine publication). As usual, Dozois shows excellent taste, though my 2007 records are not in good enough shape to tell me if I think he got a better or worse result than the Hugo or Nebula nomination system. The story that stood out for me as a new discovery was Carolyn Ives Gilman's "Okanoggan Falls", [...]


    12. * "The Year's Best Science Fiction 24th Annual Collection" of 2006 short stories was edited by Gardner Dozois. I tried, I really tried, but could not finish. Halfway were okay "Where the golden apples grow" by Kage Baker, and "Incarnation Day" by Walter Jon Williams about rebellious teens and sad, scary, romantic "Home Movies" by Mary Rosenblum. They were overpowered by nightmare "Damascus" by Daryl Gregory, where pathetic transformed to joyous mad-cow disease victims are terrorist missionaries [...]


    13. Take me back to 2006, please! If the retrospective anthology for the year was so good, you can only imagine how good the uncollected stories can also be.In possession of 8 extra-ordinary stories (the Wilson, the Williams, the Levine, the McAuley, the Rosenblum, the Baxter, the Gilman, and the Barnes), a lot of above average other stories and few to none useless / unreadables, this makes the anthology one of the best that GD has edited.


    14. This slab of a volume ate up a few days in an enjoyable fashion. The worst you can expect in a Dozois collection is worthy-but-dull-and-overlong. Outright bad is very rare; the stories are always sure to be well crafted and well-written. This edition is solid. Nothing boring, nothing spectacularly stand-out either. Memorable ones included Yellow Card Man and Nightingale, both rather nightmarish. Robbie The Row Boat was fun and clever. A good collection, overall.


    15. Another strong collection. Highlights are Nightingale, a strong horror tale by Alastair Reynolds in his Sky's Edge setting, Bow Shock by Gregory Benford about the mundanities of an astronomer academic discovering the first evidence of alien life and The Highway Men by Ken MacLeod, a near-future post-global warming story.


    16. Some of the stories were really great. Some were disturbing. That's what I like about short stories in collections like this. You get a bunch of lots of things. Many will stay with me. Some I wish didn't. But some will make me think. I hope some develop in to books. I will read these books. Short stories are such an interesting medium. They are very fun to read from time to time.


    17. Other reviewers have commented on the improved quality of this edition in comparison to recent years. I certainly agree. I think it's because this year's stories are less self-consciously trying to be "literary," and are more focused on a tight story.


    18. 2006 best of the year anthology. This series has consistent quality over the years. I always find a few stories that are excellent, and all the stories are worth reading. If you like short stories, this is a great anthology to pick up. Highly recommended.


    19. Some weren't that great, but I adored The Nightingale, The Djinn's Wife, The Pacific Mystery, Kin, Signal to Noise, Incarnation Day, Okanoggan Falls (this one made me cry), The Town on the Blighted Sea, and the Pacific Mystery. :D


    20. If you read one sci-fi book a year, this is the one. Always stories of high caliber with a few tossed in that will keep you thinking weeks later, not to mention the collection is a primer for what science and technology everyone will be talking about five to ten years from now.


    21. Best stories:Julian: A Christmas Story – Robert Charles WilsonSignal to Noise - Alastair ReynoldsGood Mountain - Robert ReedHome Movies – Mary RosenblumLife on the Preservation – Jack Skillingstead



    22. I can't get enough of Sci-Fi short stories and Mr. Dozois always picks gems. The stories run the gamut in style/scope and almost all left me with a satisfied smile.




    23. 12/10/11: "Tin Marsh" by Michael Swanwick12/12/11: "The Big Ice" by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold12/16/11: "Damascus" by Daryl Gregory12/18/11: "The Pacific Mystery" by Stephen Baxter





    24. A preoccupation with AI's and humanity living on networks, but some very good stories in this edition. There's even a Cory Doctorow story that I actually liked.


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