The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012

  • Title: The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2012
  • Author: Rich Horton C.S.E. Cooney Marissa Lingen Kelly Link Anya Johanna DeNiro Bradley Denton Theodora Goss Alexandra Duncan
  • ISBN: 9781607013440
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Year s Best Science Fiction Fantasy From the publisher s web site This fourth volume of the year s best science fiction and fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre s greatest authors including Jonathan Carroll Neil Gaiman
    From the publisher s web site This fourth volume of the year s best science fiction and fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre s greatest authors, including Jonathan Carroll, Neil Gaiman, Kij Johnson, Kelly Link, Paul McAuley, RJ Parker, Robert Reed, Rachel Swirsky, Catherynne M Valente, and many others Selecting the best fiction from Asimov s, FSF, SFrom the publisher s web site This fourth volume of the year s best science fiction and fantasy features thirty stories by some of the genre s greatest authors, including Jonathan Carroll, Neil Gaiman, Kij Johnson, Kelly Link, Paul McAuley, RJ Parker, Robert Reed, Rachel Swirsky, Catherynne M Valente, and many others Selecting the best fiction from Asimov s, FSF, Strange Horizons, Subterranean, Tor, and other top venues, The Year s Best Science Fiction Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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    1. The stories I really liked were:"The Sighted Watchmaker" by Vylar Kaftan"The Choice" by Paul McAuley"Windows in the World" by Gavin J. Grant"The Summer People" by Kelly Link"Mulberry Boys" by Margo Lanagan"Woman Leaves Room" by Robert Reed"The Last Sophia" by C.S.E. Cooney"The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees" by E. Lily Yuand of course" The Man Who Bridged the Mist" by Kij JohnsonSo 9 stories out of 29. All in all, interesting to see what was out there from the previous year.

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    2. Some stories were better than others, but overall, it's a solid read. I only skipped one: The Last Sophia, by C.S.E Cooney. It was from the perspective of a woman who was in & out of reality, but the attempt to create that narratively was just confusing.The best of the bunch, in my opinion: "The Man who Bridged the Mist" by Kij Johnson, "Fields of Gold" by Rachel Swirsky, "The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees" by E. Lily Yu, and "The Adakian Eagle" by Bradley Denton.

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    3. Some of these stories were great, some were downright awful, and some were pretty mediocre. I thought the best of the bunch were:The Adakian EagleThe Girl Who Ruled FairylandLate Bloomer*RampionYounger WomenCanterbury HollowThe Summer PeopleMulberry Boys*The Silver WindA Small Price to Pay for BirdsongWoman Leaves RoomMy Chivalric FiascoThe Last SophiaThe Man who Bridged the Mist*Late Bloomer was my favorite, followed by The Mulberry Boys

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    4. Two stories really stand out to me. The rest wasn't that special. And then there were quite a few which seemed totally out of place in a SF&F collection where the fantasy is reduced to the supernatural set into our regular world.Some gems: The Sandal-Bride, The Sighted Watchmaker, The Choice, The Man Who Bridged the Mist.The rest I thought were just alright or less than average.

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    5. Some really great stories here, some not so much. Without being negative and naming the poorer stories (some from inexperienced authors who just haven't found their voice yet) here are the highlights:Late BloomerNeil GaimanThe adaskian EagleBirdsongFields of Gold

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    6. I skimmed a few of these, and wasn't caught up. I got this for Valente's Fairyland 0.5 story, and read Neil Gaiman's story as well. Those were great. But all in all it didn't engage me like some other anthologies.

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    7. By and large well-curated. Some standouts are sub-par, one or two very sub-par, but this may have been a bad year for speculative fiction. Nonetheless I would encourage the editor to seriously consider whether stories about hipsters meeting vampires truthfully belong in any serious anthology.

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    8. Odd mix of stories and styles. I didn't love the majority of them, but yet there were a few that were really great and a couple more that were enjoyable. There were also a bunch that I couldn't even finish.

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    9. I loved "The Adakian Eagle", "The Sandal Bride" and "Martian Heart" but most of the other stories bored me to tears after the first page or so. Kind of disappointing. I love short stories but collections are usually a disappointment - will probably just stick to the magazines from now on.

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    10. Surprisingly disappointing. Some of the stories weren't very sci-fi/fantasyish at all. There were a few good stories, but mostly by already established authors I already knew about.

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    11. I love short stories, especially science fiction. This one was awesome, I'd recommend this to everyone who enjoys sci-fi and fantasy.

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    12. Good stories of science fiction and fantasy, as usual.

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    13. 4a best of the year book it left things to be desired there was some good stories but I wouldn't think anything works great

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    14. Not sure if it's my poor attention span and distraction causing me issues (read: yeah, it probably is), but I just couldn't get into many of these short stories at all.

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