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- ASIN : B075MGLBL1
- Publisher : AudioText (September 19, 2017)
- Publication date : September 19, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 461 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 224 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #83,741 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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Anyone looking for a replacement for the Hartwell annual year's best should try this and the editor's other series, Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction (I've purchased a couple of those and been satisfied; like this volume they contain stories by legit authors, unlike some of the other scammy anthologies you'll run across).
And again, I would plea with the editor to please expand the number of stories in the volume! There's a lot of good stuff out there to choose from.
Seven Birthdays (fun), Sixteen Questions (i love most of Reynold's work), Of the Beast in the Belly, Vortex (as scientifically rigorous as Benford always is), Visitor from Taured (good character study)--these are all very solid. Number nine moon, Chasing ivory (Ted K is great, but this one more described a clever situation rather than telling a real story), Something happened here (i like McAuley, but this one kind of rambled)--pretty good. Redking, Seventh gamer, and Fieldwork--the weak ones in my opinion (with the latter two somewhat tedious), but not terrible.
On a side note, is that really THE Gregory Benford who wrote the earlier review? The man is amazing (as scientist and author) and has been producing top notch work for many decades. How does he continue to do it?
Top reviews from other countries
I was delighted, I found all of the stories excellent, engrossing, and entertaining. Weak stories? None that I thought that of. Strongest stories? Those by Craig DeLacey and Alastair Reynolds.