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by David G. Hartwell,Kathryn Cramer

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ISBN: 0061721751
Author: David G. Hartwell,Kathryn Cramer
Language: English
Publisher: Harper Voyager (May 25, 2010)
Category: Short Stories & Anthologies
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 385
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To Canadian Fandom, especially to those we know and those we do not, who made our time in Montreal at the World SF convention a special treat. Our Year’s Best SF is an anthology series about what’s going on now in SF. We try in each volume of this series to represent the varieties of tones and voices and attitudes that keep the genre vigorous and responsive to the changing realities out of which it emerges, in science and daily life. It is supposed to be fun to read, a special kind of fun you cannot find elsewhere.

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A series of yearly anthologies of the best Science Fiction that was published the year before

A series of yearly anthologies of the best Science Fiction that was published the year before  . A series of yearly anthologies of the best Science Fiction that was published the year before. Not to be confused with the David G. Hartwell's Fantasy anthology series!

To the friends and family of Jenna Felice (1976–2001). So we repeat, for readers new to this series, the usual disclaimer: This selection of science fiction stories represents the best that was published during the year 2001.

Year's Best SF Series; Volume number 1.

Year's Best SF Series; Volume number 15. Year's Best SF 1.

Библиографические данные. Year's Best SF 15 Year's Best SF Series (Том 15).

Well, I’m reading this new Hartwell-Kramer anthology (because I got a free copy and didn’t have to pay for it), and I happen to have this light, whimsical, Calvino-style . Year’s Best SF 13 : The Last American – John Kessel. Year’s Best SF 13 : Memorare – Gene Wolfe

Well, I’m reading this new Hartwell-Kramer anthology (because I got a free copy and didn’t have to pay for it), and I happen to have this light, whimsical, Calvino-style cosmicomical story in i. ut those other stories, my gosh this is some hairy, screaming, footstamping stuff. Year’s Best SF 13 : Memorare – Gene Wolfe. Year’s Best SF 13 : Plotters and Shooters – Kage Baker. Year’s Best SF 13 : Repeating the Past – Peter Watts. Year’s Best SF 13 : No More Stories – Stephen Baxter.

Year's Best SF 15. 584 printed pages.

You can read book Year’s Best Sf 15 by David G. Hartwell And Kathryn Cramer in our library for absolutely free.

An annual celebration of the finest short form science fiction of the past year, editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer’s Year’s Best science fiction anthologies are widely acclaimed and eagerly awaited—and Year’s Best SF 15 lives up magnificently to its name! Featuring thrilling new tales by such speculative fiction luminaries as Stephen Baxter, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Kress, Geoff Ryman, Bruce Sterling, and a host of others, Year’s Best SF 15 opens the door into a universe of wonders.

Comments:

Enditaling
I enjoyed most of the 24 stories in David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer's collection of science fiction offerings from 2009. As usual, the introductions were a skillful blend of author bios, web sites, and references to relevant book-length fiction and story collections. My favorite six stories are described below. All six focus more on human beings in difficult circumstances than on traditional SF themes of technology and space exploration.

Robert Charles Wilson's "This Peaceable Land" accompanies a white man and his black employer on their journey through an American South where the Civil War never took place and slavery disappeared gradually as it became economically infeasible. They search for evidence of all those unwanted slaves who also disappeared. And nobody wants to talk about it.

Yoon Ha Lee's "The Unstrung Zither" is superficially about the interrogation of five captured terrorists. On a deeper level it is a different kind of story that progresses toward a harmonious conclusion rather than a logical one.

In Sarah Edwards' "Lady of the White-Spired City" we return with the emperor's emissary to the small village on a backward planet where she once lived with her husband and daughter. It is not possible for her to return home, but perhaps she can make a new one.

Charles Oberndorf's "Another Life" introduces a soldier who is awakened in a new body with memories backed up before he went into action. He can't bring himself to use his ticket home until he finds out how he died. And why he is alone.

Mary Robinette Kowal's "The Consciousness Problem" explores the relationship between a woman, her husband, and his clone. Why we love who we love seems less clear than ever.

Eric James Stone's "Attitude Adjustment" is appropriately described by the editors as "...good old-fashioned problem-solving space SF in the Astounding tradition, done well. It has a touch of the Heinleinesque in its characterization and resolution."

I recommend this collection to all appreciative readers of science fiction. It is a clear success for the contributing authors and for this experienced team of editors.
Binthars
I was very disappointed with this year's edition. Not all the stories were bad, but on average they failed, and many barely qualify for the label of "SF". Here's the stories:

"Infinities" -- supernatural math story about Hindu/Muslim relations in India
"This Peaceable Land; or the Unbearable Vision of Harriet Beecher Stowe" -- pointless alternate history story, not the barest shred of sci-fi
"The Unstrung Zither" -- fantasy story seemingly inspired by the children's show Avatar the Last Airbender
"Black Swan" -- pointless alternate history story in Italy
"Exegesis" -- great but short story about etymology
"Erosion" -- actual science fiction
"Collision" -- I couldn't actually understand what this story was about
"Donovan Sent Us" -- incredibly racist story that seems to propose that the Holocaust was good for the Jews
"The Calculus Plague" -- actual science fiction
"The Island" -- best story of the bunch
"One of Our Bastards is Missing" -- second best story of the bunch
"Lady of the White Spired City" -- actual science fiction
"The Highway Code" -- another great SF story
"On the Destruction of Copenhagen by the War-Machines of the Merfolk" -- this felt like reading some loser's LiveJournal, I hated this
"The Fixation" -- phoned in SF story
"In Their Garden" -- yet another post-apocalyptic story about something
"Blocked" -- political commentary, not SF
"The Last Apostle" -- fun nostalgic NASA-ish story
"Another Life" -- starts off like military SF then takes a turn for male prostitution, don't get me wrong, though: it's a good story
"The Consciousness Problems" -- morality story about clones, really phoned in
"Tempest 43" -- fun story offering subtle commentary on SF trends
"Bespoke" -- Decent story, but is's about time travel, and that genre is worn thin
"Attitude Adjustment" -- bland but classic-style SF story
"Edison's Frankenstein" -- terrible and pointless alternate history with a spice of unobtainium

So I have a really hard time rating a collection of short stories, because the good stories are good and should be read. But unfortunately, this collection both starts and ends with some pointless and forgettable stories, that overall left a very bad impression.

Further, I feel a special need to come back to Gene Wolf's "Donovan Sent Us", the racist and brain-numbingly bad story about an alternate version of WWII. I can't understand why anyone would include this story in any collection, it is offensive, stupid, and even without that, a bad story. Even more, it's not even slightly SF. Characters speak in cartoonish German accents, and the author's treatment of the Holocaust is insulting and racist. This story alone was enough to hurt my overall impression of this collection.
Burisi
once again another edition of a lovely book of Science fiction-all sorts of stories
some great-some good-some not my taste -but all novel and interesting
each year they publish the stories to read in this genre.
Ceroelyu
Something has happened to the world of SF. The stories tend to be boring and negative, not at all like the hopeful stories that made SF popular. If these are the best, the average has gone to pot.

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