The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction Comprising R R by Lucius Shepard Hatrack River by Orson Scott Card Strangers in Paradise by Damon Knight Pretty Boy Crossover by Pat Cadigan Against Babylon by Robert Silverberg Fiddling for Waterbuff

  • Title: The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction
  • Author: Gardner Dozois Lucius Shepard Harry Turtledove Howard Waldrop Orson Scott Card Walter Jon Williams Neal Barrett Jr. Lewis Shiner
  • ISBN: 9780948164316
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • Comprising R R by Lucius Shepard Hatrack River by Orson Scott Card Strangers in Paradise by Damon Knight Pretty Boy Crossover by Pat Cadigan Against Babylon by Robert Silverberg Fiddling for Waterbuffloes by Somtow Sucharitkul Into Gold by Tanith Lee Sea Change by Scott Baker Covenant of Souls by Michael Swanwick The Pure Product by John Kessel Grave Angels by RicharComprising R R by Lucius Shepard Hatrack River by Orson Scott Card Strangers in Paradise by Damon Knight Pretty Boy Crossover by Pat Cadigan Against Babylon by Robert Silverberg Fiddling for Waterbuffloes by Somtow Sucharitkul Into Gold by Tanith Lee Sea Change by Scott Baker Covenant of Souls by Michael Swanwick The Pure Product by John Kessel Grave Angels by Richard Kearns Tangents by Greg Bear The Beautiful and the Sublime by Bruce Sterling Tattoos by Jack Dann Night Moves by Tim Powers The Prisoner of Chillon by James Patrick Kelly Chance by Connie Willis And So to Bed by Harry Turtledove Video Star by Walter Jon Williams Sallie C by Neal Barrett, Jr Jeff Beck by Lewis Shiner Surviving by Judith Moffett Down and Out in the Year 2000 by Kim Stanley Robinson Snake Eyes by Tom Maddox The Gate of Ghosts by Karen Joy Fowler The Winter Market by William Gibson.

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    • Chris Duval says:

      I enjoyed more of this than I thought I would, it having sat on my shelves with just a couple of stories read for some years. Long ago I read 'R&R,' 'Tangents,' and 'Surviving,' so they are not part of the impressions of this review.Of the other stories, Jack Dann's 'Tatoos,' Bruce Sterling's 'The Beautiful and the Sublime,' Richard Kearns' 'Grave Angels,' Scott Baker's 'Sea Change,' Somtow Sucharikul's 'Fiddling for Waterbuffaloes,' Connie Willis' 'Chance,' and Fowler's 'The Gate of Ghost' [...]

    • Charles says:

      I've read about half of the Dozois collections--all the recent ones, and now some of the older ones. This is BY FAR the worst of any I've read. Apparently 1986 was a dry, dry year for SF.First, very few of these stories are actually science fiction under any reasonable use of the term. Mostly they're meandering stories with some weirdness.Second, most of the stories have no conflict, nothing happening, and no resolution. They're like slices in the life of weird people, or people to whom weird, u [...]

    • James says:

      every single one of these collections is essential reading for true fans of science fiction short stories each lengthy volume has a stellar array of all mini-genres and areas of powerfully influential science fiction: hard science, speculative, steampunk, alien invasions, apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, space opera, fantasy, aliens, monsters, horror-ish, space travel, time travel, eco-science, evolutionary, pre-historic, parallel universes, extraterrestrials in each successive volume in the series [...]

    • bluetyson says:

      The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourth Annual Collection (Year's Best Science Fiction) by Gardner R. Dozois (1987)

    • Paul Bryant says:

      Two great stories : R&R by Lucius Shepard and Hatrack River by Orson Scott Card, wonderful prose stylists with a story to tell. The rest is surprisingly blah.

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