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July 27, 2011

Book Review - Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Vol 5 - Jonathan Strahan

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume 5I used to be a sucker for "best of year" anthologies, loving both Gardener Dozois' annual edition as well as the "Best Fantasy & Horror" edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (later replaced by Kelly Link).

Sadly, the latter is no longer published and I haven't looked at the former for the last couple of years, because I haven't been able to get them from Curled Up With a Good Book (my source for almost all my non-ebook books).

However, this year I was able to get my hands on Jonathan Strahan's edition for 2010. I love both Science Fiction and Fantasy, so this one is a no-brainer for me.

Thankfully, this year's book has a wonderful collection of stories.

My review of it has now been been posted, and can be found here.

From the review:
Tastes differ wildly from reader to reader. In any short story anthology, editors will make choices that just don't agree with any given reader at all. When they're longer pieces, it can make for some dreary reading, unless you decide to just skip that story. Some people are more determined than others.

This year's anthology delivers some wonderful work from the likes of Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, Theodora Goss, and Robert Reed (who I think could populate an annual anthology all by himself). While those are the standouts, almost every other story in the book is worth reading.
There's really not a lot more to say that's not said in the review. I continue to be impressed by Strahan's editing ability and his story choices.

Let me know what you think!


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