The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 14: 14 (Mammoth Books)

This highly acclaimed assortment is now in its 14th profitable 12 months, and Gardner Dozois's choice for 2001 continues its excessive criteria of excellence with greater than 25 SF tales from modern skills akin to John Kessel, Ursula okay Le Guin, Nancy Kress, Paul J. McAuley, Alastair Reynolds, Brian Stableford, Stephen Baxter, Greg Egan, Charles Stross, Ian McDonald and plenty of different vivid stars of SF, in addition to the standard thorough summation of the yr and instructed analyzing lists.

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Martin; The Fountains of adlescent (Tor), Brian Stableford: Zeitgeist (Bantam Spectra), Bruce Sterling; glance to Windward (Orbit), Iain M. Banks; The Amber Spyglass (Knopf), Philip Pullman; Marrow (Tor), Robert Reed; Crescent urban Rhapsody (Avon Eos), Kathleen Ann Goonan; The Sky highway (Tor), Ken MacLeod; Dervish Is electronic (Macmillan), Pat Cadigan; Galveston (Ace), Sean Stewart; nighttime Robber (Warner Aspect), Nalo Hopkinson; the sunshine of different Days (Tor), Stephen Baxter and Arthur C. Clarke; Candle (Tor), John Barnes; The Collapsium (Del Rey), Wil McCarthy; Mendoza in Hollywood (Harcourt), Kage Baker; The Miocene Arrow (Tor), Sean McMullen; Perdido highway Station (Macmillan), China Mieville; Ventus (Tor), Karl Schroeder; White Mars (St. Martin’s), Brian W. Aldiss and Roger Penrose; Wild Angel (Tor), Pat Murphy; Oceanspace (Ace), Allen Steele; The Fresco (Eos), Sheri S. Tepper; The Prophecy desktop (Bantam Spectra), Neal Barrett, Jr. ; The final scorching Time (Tor), John M. Ford; Empire of Unreason (Del Rey), J. Gregory Keyes; Lodestar (Tor), Michael Flynn; Wild lifestyles (Simon & Schuster), Molly Gloss; Darwin’s Blade (Morrow), Dan Simmons; leaping Off the Planet (Tor), David Gerrold; Colony Fleet (Eos), Susan R. Matthews; Daemonomania (Bantam), John Crowley; Ash: A mystery historical past (Eos), Mary mild; Blind Waves (Tor), Steven Gould; Kirith Kirin (Meisha Merlin), Jim Grimsley; Infinity seashore (HarperPrism), Jack McDevitt; The reminiscence of fireplace (Bantam Spectra), George Foy; The Jazz (Tor), Melissa Scott; Lieutenant Colonel (Ace), Rick Shelley; castle of Dragons (Eos), C. J. Cherryh; The Glass Harmonica (Ace), Louise Marley; Spindle’s finish (Putnam), Robin McKinley; Hunted (Eos), James Alan Gardner, mind Plague (Tor), Joan Slonczewski; Colonization: all the way down to Earth (Del Rey), Harry Turtledove; The Quiet Invasion (Warner Aspect), Sarah Zettel; and the reality (HarperCollins), Terry Pratchett. It was once a touch more desirable 12 months for first novels this 12 months than final yr. the 2 first novels that attracted the main consciousness have been Revelation house (Gollanz), by way of Alastair Reynolds, and Mars Crossing (Tor), via Geoffrey A. Landis. different first novels incorporated: Wheelers (Warner Aspect), Ian Steward and Jack Cohen; Soulsaver (Harcourt), Jams Stevens-Acre; turning out to be Wings (Houghton Mifflin) Laurel iciness; apartment of Leaves (Pantheon), Mark Z. Danielewski; Ceres typhoon (Tor), David Herter; and The Glasswrights’ Apprentice (Tor), Mindy L. Klasky. As ordinary, all publishers who're prepared to take an opportunity publishing first novels will be recommended, because constructing new expertise by way of publishing their maiden efforts, taking a danger on writers with no confirmed music checklist, is an opportunity that has to be taken via somebody if new expertise goes in an effort to strengthen, and if the sphere itself goes to outlive. taking a look over those lists, it’s noticeable that Tor and Eos had powerful years. once more, despite court cases that no-one publishes “real” technology fiction from now on, the vast majority of novels listed below are centre-core technology fiction novels.

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