The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Second Annual Collection
Now in its 32nd year, this annual anthology of the best of science fiction has been a mainstay while other annual anthologies have closed or at least taken years off. Editor Gardner Dozois has won awards for this and the collection is a good way to think about the past year. It is not always printed in time to publish the current year’s award winning stories, but some of those can be found elsewhere. This mammoth book does make available a lot of stories and writers one might not want to miss. One will find interesting stories here from Cory Doctorow, Nancy Kress, Ken Liu, Jay Lake, and others. 2014 was an okay year. ||Though some might find the book a bit too long and bulky, especially in the summer heat, that might just be due to the format of the book which has a lot of collected stories without a theme. There were some standout stories and most readers are likely to find something here that they like. The book should be savored story by story, but one might want to plow forward to escape to the next book. That said, one might also be sad when the book is over.
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