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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection Paperback – July 5, 2016
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"Another excellent and provocative annual anthology of the best in the field. . . . A particularly excellent and illuminating examination of the depth and breadth of current science fiction." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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GARDNER DOZOIS has been working in the science fiction field for more than thirty years. For twenty years he was the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction, during which time he received the Hugo Award for Best Editor fifteen times, Nebula Awards twice, and a World Fantasy Award. He has also been inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and has received the Skylark Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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And then it moves on to the stories. Here are six that I particularly enjoyed:
Carrie Vaughn’s “Bannerless” shows us a post-apocalyptic society organized around families. Craftsmanship and work are respected, children are valued, and a loose network connects communities with a minimal central government. We watch as two government officials arrive in town to investigate reports of a dysfunctional family.
Sam Miller’s “Calved” takes the perspective of a father who works harvesting ice for months at a time and struggles to connect with his teenage son each time he returns home. The tone of their relationship is set by a cherished gift.
Martin Shoemaker’s “Today I am Paul” introduces an innovative use of robots—as companions to elderly patients who not only provide physical care, but also learn the mannerisms of infrequent visitors so they can impersonate them between visits. Of course, there is more than one way to use this knowledge.
James Sarafin’s “Trapping the Pleistocene” is about two down-to-earth hunters who go into the past to hunt dinosaurs. This sort of thing always goes smoothly.
Rich Larson’s “Ice” introduces Sedgewick and Fletcher, two young brothers who alternate between competing with and consoling one another. Their latest conflict unfolds as they get used to living on a new planet, try to fit in with a new group of friends, and ice skate across a partially-frozen ocean to escape giant frostwhales smashing through the ice from below.
Aliette de Bodard’s “The Citadel of the Weeping Pearls” is a story about two estranged sisters, complicated by royal family intrigue, intelligent space ships, time travel, and an invasion force from a neighboring empire.
This is another one of the better collections. I liked most of the stories and only disliked a couple of them. Both that fell short were solve-the-mystery stories with opposing flaws. Seanan McGuire’s “Hello, Hello; Can You Hear Me, Hello” provides so many clues that the characters seem unbelievably dense not to figure it out sooner. Michael Flynn’s “In Panic Town, on the Backward Moon” doesn’t provide sufficient clues for the reader to figure out how the detective figures out who did and didn’t do it.
Still, as I said, a very good collection. I’m looking forward to the thirty-third volume.
1. “Gypsy” by Carter Scholz,
2. “Bannerless” by Carrie Vaughn,
3. “The Audience” by Sean McMullen,
4. “Rates of Change” by James S. A. Corey,
5. “Calved” by Sam J. Miller,
6. “Today I Am Paul” by Martin, L. Shoemaker,
7. “Trapping the Pleistocene” by James Sarafin,
8. “Inhuman Garbage” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch,
9. “The Daughters of John Demetrius” by Joe Pitkin,
10. “Hello, Hello; Can You Hear Me, Hello” by Seanan McGuire,
11. “No Placeholder for You, My Love” by Nick Wolven.