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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection (edition 1992)

by Gardner Dozois

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Title:The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection
Authors:Gardner Dozois
Info:St. Martin's Griffin (1992), Edition: 9, Paperback, 624 pages
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Book Description: New York, NY, U.S.A.: St Martin's Press, 1992. Soft Cover. Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7ľ" - 9Ă‚Âľ" tall. 1st Ed., PB, NF, 575 pp
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
There were a few very good stories - but a number of the stories seemed to be more fantasy or alternate stores, rather than science fiction.

Beggars in Spain - Nancy Kress
4 stars - I enjoyed this story better than the book.

Living Will - Alexander Jablokov
4 stars - It leaves a lasting impression.

A Just and Lasting Peace - Lois Tilton
3 stars - not bad, but not really science fiction.

Skinner's Room - William Gibson
3 stars - a look at homelessness in the future.

Prayers on the Wind - Walter Jon Williams
3.5 stars - Buddhism takes over the future and meets an alien race.

Blood Sisters - Greg Egan
3.5 stars - Story about viruses run amok.

The Dark - Karen Joy Fowler
3.5 stars - story reminiscent about tunnel rats in Vietnam and research with viruses.

Marnie - Ian R. MacLeod
2.5 stars - remembering a dead lover through technology. Dragged on.

A Tip on a Turtle - Robert Silverberg
3.5 stars - a great story about predicting the future.

Ubermensch! - Kim Newman
2.5 stars - Super Man story - alternate reality style.

Dispatches from the Revolution - Pat Cadigan
2.5 stars - another alternate reality story, this time with civil rights.

Pipes - Robert Reed
3.5 stars - in the future, people are migrating to the coast, what do you do with the remaining prairie?

Matter's End - Gregory Benford
3 stars - interesting premise, but slow going.

A History of the Twentieth Century with Illustrations - Kim Stanley Robinson
3 stars - as history progresses, what does the future hold?

Gene Wars - Paul J. McAuley
3.5 stars - a look at how genetic engineering changes Humanity.

The Gallery of His Dreams - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
3.5 stars - Hard to describe - very dreamlike.

A Walk in the Sun - Geoffrey A. Landis
4 stars - A tale of survival.

Fragments of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria - Ian McDonald
3 stars - Holocaust story.

Angels in Love - Kathe Koja
2.5 stars - more fantasy rather than Science Fiction.

Eyewall - Rick Shelley
3.5 stars - How much would a government go to control a natural disaster? Hurricane Katrina very much on the mind after reading this one.

Pogrom - James Patrick Kelly
3 stars - About an old lady taking back her world, but its too late.

The Moat - Greg Egan
2.5 stars - An odd genetic sample from a rape creates wonder about genetic engineering.

Voices - Jack M. Dann
3 stars - another story thats not science fiction.

FOAM - Brian W. Aldiss
2.5 stars - not entirely sure what this story is about.

Jack - Connie Willis
3.5 stars - An enjoyable story, but again, not necessarily science fiction.

La Macchina - Chris Beckett
3 stars - Robots become sentient.

One Perfect Morning with Jackals - Mike Resnick
4 stars - Who loses out when culture changes?

Desert Rain - Mark L. Van Name and Pat Murphy
4 stars - I enjoyed this story - its part love, part finding oneself in a new place, and part keeping ones independence. ( )
  TheDivineOomba | Jun 15, 2009 |
The middle of this anthology wasn’t particularly strong, but you can’t go wrong with something that includes "Beggars in Spain". "Gene Wars", "Eyewall", and "Desert Rain" round out the top stories in the collection, at least according to me. As I’ve noted before, Dozois’ seeming obsession with naming authors as Big Names and Ones to Watch irritates me. While I think who writes a story is important, Dozois spends more ink in his intros on an author’s pedigree than on the story.

(Full review at my blog) ( )
  KingRat | Mar 5, 2009 |
"Most of the rising costs of books comes from the truly horrendous system of distribution and marketing, as inefficient a system as it is possible to imagine" so says the editor in 1991. In 1992, no sign of book publishing slowing down, it seemed.

A postage hike helped to kill all sorts of magazines.

SF book numbers continued to rise in general, however.

Not a good year for original anthologies, apparently.

However, he apparently liked Peter McNamara and Margaret Winch's Alien Shores, an Australian anthology that is a mixture, and also mentions Mortal Fire, by Terry Dowling and Van Ikin, and Paul Collins' Metaworlds.

A somewhat similar in quality to the year before anthology, average higher at 3.68, and no dodguy story. Which means on adjusted score, this book is better, with Egan's 'The Moat' as the standout.

Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Beggars in Spain - Nancy Kress
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Living Will - Alexander Jablokov
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : A Just and Lasting Peace - Lois Tilton
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Skinner's Room - William Gibson
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Prayers on the Wind - Walter Jon Williams
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Blood Sisters - Greg Egan
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : The Dark - Karen Joy Fowler
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Marnie - Ian R. MacLeod
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : A Tip on a Turtle - Robert Silverberg
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Ubermensch! - Kim Newman
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Dispatches from the Revolution - Pat Cadigan
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Pipes - Robert Reed
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Matter's End - Gregory Benford
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : A History of the Twentieth Century with Illustrations - Kim Stanley Robinson
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Gene Wars - Paul J. McAuley
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : The Gallery of His Dreams - Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : A Walk in the Sun - Geoffrey A. Landis
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Fragments of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria - Ian McDonald
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Angels in Love - Kathe Koja
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Eyewall - Rick Shelley
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Pogrom - James Patrick Kelly
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : The Moat - Greg Egan
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Voices - Jack M. Dann
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : FOAM - Brian W. Aldiss
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Jack - Connie Willis
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : La Macchina - Chris Beckett
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : One Perfect Morning with Jackals - Mike Resnick
Year's Best Science Fiction 09 : Desert Rain - Mark L. Van Name and Pat Murphy

Sleeping is a waste of time.

4 out of 5

Double self shutdown.

3.5 out of 5

SS rebel kid.

3.5 out of 5

Old bridge crosser.

3 out of 5

Buddha bloke's brain busting bitch burn.

3.5 out of 5

Placebo death override.

4 out of 5

Tunnel rats, boy.

3.5 out of 5

Younger relationship.

3 out of 5

Future no gamble.

4 out of 5

Swastika Superman last meal.

4 out of 5

Dead Kennedys, the Pigs.

3.5 out of 5

Plumbing the depths of predator-prey relations.

4 out of 5

Fundamental expiry date.

4 out of 5

War research cure.

4 out of 5

A man becomes an agent for a firm specialising in genetically modified food, after coming up through the ranks. Eventually, he goes in own way. Pretty savage, this one.

4 out of 5

War photography future worth.

4 out of 5

Astronaut walks, woman may not die.

3 out of 5

War train girl.

3 out of 5

Alien bend her over the, well, air, really.

4 out of 5

Hurricane cure blast.

3.5 out of 5

Selfish elder generation.

4 out of 5

Immigrantproofing the wealthy.

4.5 out of 5

Boys investigate deadspeak.

3 out of 5

Memory edit merchandise.

3.5 out of 5

Dracula air patrol.

4 out of 5

Machine pro protection.

3.5 out of 5

Kenya piss off.

3.5 out of 5

Companion program composition.

4 out of 5

4.5 out of 5

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2008/06/years-best-science-fiction-09th-annual.htm... ( )
  bluetyson | Jun 2, 2008 |
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Benford, GregoryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fowler, Karen JoyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gibson, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kress, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robinson, Kim StanleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Eggleton, BobCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Kelley, James PatrickContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koja, KatheContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois produces another volume in the series that Locus calls 'the field's real anthology-of-record.' With a unique combination of foresight and perspective, Dozois continues to collect outstanding work by newcomers and established authors alike, reflecting the present state of the genre while suggesting its future directions. With the editor's annual summary of the year in the field, and his appendix of recommended reading, this book is indispensable for anyone interested in contemporary science fiction.

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