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Best Short Novels 2006 by Jonathan Strahan
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Best Short Novels 2006

by Jonathan Strahan (Editor)

Other authors: Cory Doctorow (Contributor), Steven Erikson (Contributor), Jeffrey Ford (Contributor), Matthew Hughes (Contributor), Kelly Link (Contributor)4 more, Wil McCarthy (Contributor), Ian McDonald (Contributor), Harry Turtledove (Contributor), Connie Willis (Contributor)

Series: Best short novels (2006)

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A solid but not outstanding collection.

"The Little Goddess" - Ian McDonald ****
A girl who grew up as a living goddess in South Asia becomes involved in AI smuggling.
"The Gist Hunter" - Hughes ***
In a world where magic is returning, an investigator must learn its uses to stop a criminal.
"Human Readable" - Cory Doctorow ****
A couple's relationship revolves around legislation of the use of networks with emergent properties. Interesting near future view.
"Audubon in Atlantis" - Harry Turtledove ***
John Audubon hunts for a rare bird in an alternate history where the large island of Atlantis sits in the North Atlantic. Interesting concept, but not much happens.
"Magic for Beginners" - Kelly Link ****
Surreal story about adolescence and fandom. Not really my style of story, but it is well written and left me thinking about what it meant.
"Fishin with Grandma Matchie" - Steven Erikson *
I couldn't figure out what this was about and couldn't finish it.
"The Policeman's Daughter" - Wil McCarthy *****
Questions of identity arise in a future where copies of people can be created and stored at will.
"Inside Job" - Connie Willis ***
A skeptic seeks to debunk a psychic who claims to be channeling H. L. Mencken. Entertaining, but nothing special.
"The Cosmology of the Wider World" - Jeffrey Ford ( )
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Strahan, JonathanEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doctorow, CoryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Erikson, StevenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ford, JeffreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hughes, MatthewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Link, KellyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCarthy, WilContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McDonald, IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Turtledove, HarryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Willis, ConnieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This is the third time I've sat down and sifted through a year's worth of short fiction to assemble a selection of the year's best science fiction and fantasy "short novels." (Introduction)
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