Further Adventures in Reading Lists

Previously:

And now, Gardner Dozois:

The Year’s Best Science Fiction Twenty-Sixth Annual Collection

“Turing’s Apples” by Stephen Baxter (Eclipse 2)
“From Babel’s Fall ‘N Glory We Fled” by Michael Swanwick (Asimov’s)
The Gambler” by Paolo Bacigalupi (Fast Forward 2)
Boojum” by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette (Fast Ships, Black Sails)
“The Six Directions of Space” by Alastair Reynolds (Galactic Empires)
“N-Words” by Ted Kosmatka (Seeds of Change)
“An Eligible Boy” by Ian McDonald (Fast Forward 2)
“Shining Armour” by Dominic Green (Solaris Book of SF 2)
“The Hero” by Karl Schroeder (Eclipse 2)
“Evil Robot Monkey” by Mary Robinette Kowal (Solaris Book of SF 2)
“Five Thrillers” by Robert Reed (F&SF)
The Sky That Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and into the Black” by Jay Lake (Clarkesworld)
“Incomers” by Paul McAuley (The Starry Rift)
“Crystal Nights” by Greg Egan (Interzone)
“The Egg Man” by Mary Rosenblum (Asimov’s)
“His Master’s Voice” by Hannu Rajaniemi (Interzone)
“The Political Prisoner” by Charles Coleman Finlay (F&SF)
“Balancing Accounts” by James L. Cambias (F&SF)
“Special Economics” by Maureen F McHugh (Del Rey Book of SFF)
“Days of Wonder” by Geoff Ryman (F&SF)
“City of the Dead” by Paul McAuley (PostScripts)
“The Voyage Out” by Gwyneth Jones (Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures)
“The Illustrated Biography of Lord Grimm” by Daryl Gregory (Eclipse 2)
“G-Men” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Sideways in Crime)
“The Erdmann Nexus” by Nancy Kress (Asimov’s)
“Old Friends” by Garth Nix (Dreaming Again)
“The Ray Gun: A Love Story” by James Alan Gardner (Asimov’s)
“Lester Young and the Jupiter’s Moons’ Blues” by Gord Sellar (Asimov’s)
“Butterfly, Falling at Dawn” by Aliette de Bodard (Interzone)
“The Tear” by Ian McDonald (Galactic Empires)

Not much that can be picked up online here. Thirty stories, eight by women (or nine female authors); fourteen stories from magazines, with Asimov’s for once getting the best of F&SF, 5-4. Seven stories overlap with Strahan, five with Horton, none in all three books.

3 Responses to “Further Adventures in Reading Lists”

  1. steve berman Says:

    Wow, I had no idea that a story from Periphery was selected.

  2. Jeff VanderMeer Says:

    Niall–Just a note that Boojum is available online here: http://blog.wired.com/geekdad/2008/09/fast-ships-blac.html

  3. Niall Says:

    Thanks, Jeff; I’ll edit the post.


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