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Year's Best SF 13 by David G. Hartwell

Year's Best SF 13 (2008)

by David G. Hartwell (Editor), Kathryn Cramer, Kathryn Cramer (Editor)

Other authors: Kage Baker (Contributor), Tony Ballantyne (Contributor), Stephen Baxter (Contributor), Gregory Benford (Contributor), Terry Bisson (Contributor)21 more, Niels Dagaard (Translator), Greg Egan (Contributor), Karen Joy Fowler (Contributor), Kathleen Ann Goonan (Contributor), David Hackston (Translator), John Hemry (Contributor), Robyn Hitchcock (Contributor), Gwyneth Jones (Contributor), John Kessel (Contributor), Nancy Kress (Contributor), Marc Laidlaw (Contributor), Ken MacLeod (Contributor), Ian McDonald (Contributor), Tim Pratt (Contributor), Bernhard Ribbeck (Contributor), William Shunn (Contributor), Johanna Sinisalo (Contributor), Bruce Sterling (Contributor), James Van Pelt (Contributor), Peter Watts (Contributor), Gene Wolfe (Contributor)

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Series: Year's Best SF (13)

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If science fiction, like wines came in vintages, 2007 was not a very good year. Started 11, finished 2 and did not like any of them. Unlike some wines, they are not likely to get better with age. ( )
  jamespurcell | Oct 30, 2015 |
Johanna Sinisalo: "Baby Doll" (Original English translation in The SFWA European Hall of Fame, 2007)
Tony Ballantyne: "Aristotle OS" (Originally in Fast Forward 1, 2007)
John Kessel: "The Last American" (Originally in Foundation 100, 2007)
Gene Wolfe: "Memorare" (Originally in F&SF, 2007)
Kage Baker: "Plotters and Shooters" (Originally in Fast Forward 1, 2007)
Peter Watts: "Repeating the Past" (Originally in Nature, 2007)
Stephen Baxter: "No More Stories" (Originally in Fast Forward 1, 2007)
Robyn Hitchcock: "They Came From the Future" (Originally in Fast Forward 1, 2007)
Gwyneth Jones: "The Tomb Wife" (Originally in F&SF, 2007)
Marc Laidlaw: "An Evening's Honest Peril" (Originally in Flurb #3, 2007)
Nancy Kress: "End Game" (Originally in Asimov's, 2007)
Greg Egan: "Induction" (Originally in Foundation 100, 2007)
Bernhard Ribbeck: "A Blue and Cloudless Sky" (Original English translation in The SFWA European Hall of Fame, 2007)
Gregory Benford: "Reasons Not to Publish" (Originally in Nature, 2007)
William Shunn: "Objective Impermeability in a Closed System" (Originally in An Alternate History of the 21st Century, 2007)
Karen Joy Fowler: "Always" (Originally in Asimov's, 2007)
Ken MacLeod: "Who's Afraid of Wolf 359?" (Originally in The New Space Opera, 2007)
Tim Pratt: "Artifice and Intelligence" (Originally in Strange Horizons, 2007)
Terry Bisson: "Pirates of the Somali Coast" (Originally in Subterranean 7, 2007)
Ian McDonald: "Sanjeev and Robotwallah" (Originally in Fast Forward 1, 2007)
Tony Ballantyne: "Third Person" (Originally in The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, 2007)
Kathleen Ann Goonan: "The Bridge" (Originally in Asimov's, 2007)
John G. Hemry: "As You Know, Bob" (Originally in Analog, 2007)
Bruce Sterling: "The Lustration" (Originally in Eclipse 1, 2007)
James Van Pelt: "How Music Begins" (Originally in Asimov's, 2007)

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  natipal | Feb 14, 2014 |
  mcolpitts | Aug 6, 2009 |

As always, a generally good selection, with a lot of the stories revolving around virtual identities and gaming. I had read two of the 25 before, as they were Hugo nominees; of the rest, the ones that will stay with me are the first, "Baby Doll" by Johanna Sinisalo, a terrifying tale of future sexuality; in the middle, "End Game" by Nancy Kress, which retreads some of the ground from her "Beggars in Spain" but takes it in a new direction; and the final story, James Van Pelt's "How Music Begins", a tale of alien abduction, romance and a high school band. All good stuff; I still have the Dozois collection to look forward to.
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  nwhyte | Nov 16, 2008 |
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Hartwell, David G.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cramer, Kathrynmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Cramer, KathrynEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker, KageContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ballantyne, TonyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baxter, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benford, GregoryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bisson, TerryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dagaard, NielsTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Egan, GregContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fowler, Karen JoyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goonan, Kathleen AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hackston, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hemry, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hitchcock, RobynContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, GwynethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kessel, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kress, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Laidlaw, MarcContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacLeod, KenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McDonald, IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pratt, TimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ribbeck, BernhardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shunn, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sinisalo, JohannaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sterling, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Van Pelt, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watts, PeterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wolfe, GeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Youll, PaulCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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We would like to dedicate this volume to the ambitious anthologists who this year in particular made our job pleasant and just a bit easier than usual. Keep up the good work.
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The year 2007 in SF was a year in which average mass market sales decreased, and bestseller sales increased - a few books sold a lot of copies of a lot of books. (Introduction)
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The thirteenth annual collection of the previous year's finest short-form sf is at hand. Once again, award-winning editors and anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer have gathered together a stunning array of science fiction that spans a veritable universe of astonishing visions and bold ideas. Hitherto unexplored galaxies of the mind are courageously traversed by some of the most exciting new talents in the field—while well-established masters rocket to remarkable new heights of artistry and originality. The stars are closer and more breathtaking than ever before—and a miraculous future now rests in your hands—within the pages of Year's Best SF 13.

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