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Marian
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Post Number: 75
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 05:56 pm:   

Man in the Mirror by Landis (January Analog)

Several more I can't think of right now and will kick myself if someone mentions the title because then I'll remember why I thought it was great.
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Blue_tyson
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Post Number: 91
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 07:12 pm:   

Any of these? :-)


The Best New Stories of 2008

Of those I have read. Not Free SF Reader unless noted



5 out of 5

Crystal Nights - Greg Egan [Interzone 215]


4.5 out of 5

Shoggoths In Bloom - Elizabeth Bear [Asimov's 386]
Wetware 2.0 - Dave Freer [Transhuman]
Crusader - George R. R. Martin [Inside Straight]
Soul Printer - Wil McCarthy [Transhuman]
The Gutter Sees the Light That Never Shines - Alistair Rennie [The New Weird]
Far Horizons - Jason Stoddard [Interzone 214]


4 out of 5

Free SF Reader

The Pile - Michael Bishop [Subterranean Online 5]
All That We Leave Behind - Jeffrey DeRego [Escape Pod 149]
The Rapeworm - Charles Coleman Finlay [Noctem Aeternus 1]
We're Awake, Let's Talk - Nathaniel Hellerstein [Flurb 5]
Firewall - David D. Levine [Transhuman]
Where We Live - Daniel J. Pinney [Strange Horizons]
Salvagers Gold - Selina Rosen [Helix 07]
A Monkey Will Never Be Rid Of Its Black Hands - Rachel Swirsky [Subterranean Online 5]
The Situation - Jeff VanderMeer [PS Publishing]
The Einstein-Rosen Hunter-gatherer Society - George S. Walker [Helix 08]
Dead - Haddayr Copley Woods [Strange Horizons]

Not Free SF Reader

The Endling - Jamie Barras [Interzone 215]
Manumission - Tobias S. Buckell [JBU 12]
The Guardian - Paul Chafe [Transhuman]
No Traveller Returns - Dave Creek [Analog 929]
Amor Vincent Omnia - Craig DeLancey [Analog 928]
What Drives Cars - Carl Frederick [Analog 929]
The Ray-Gun - James Alan Garner [Asimov's 385]
Helen's Last Will - James C. Glass [Analog 927]
The Faces Of My Friends - Jennifer Harwood-Smith [Interzone 214]
Render Unto Caesar - Kevin N. Haw [FSF 671]
Mystery Hill - Alex Irvine [FSF 668]
The Space Crawl Blues - Kay Kenyon [Solaris 2]
The Last American - John Kessel [Asimov's 385]
Incidental Music For Heroes - Stephen Leigh [Inside Straight]
The Night Of the RFIDs - Edward M. Lerner [Analog 929]
Street Hero - Will McIntosh [Interzone 215]
The Twilight Year - Sean McMullen [FSF 668]
Retrospect - Ann Miller [FSF 669]
Mars: A Traveler's Guide - Ruth Nestvold [FSF 668]
A New Generation - Jerry Oltion [Analog 926]
Five Thrillers - Robert Reed [FSF 671]
Reunion - Robert Reed [FSF 672]
Alastair Baffle's Emporium of Wonders - Mike Resnick [Asimov's 384]
Honorable Enemies - Mike Resnick [JBU 12]
The Line Of Dichotomy - Chris Roberson [Solaris 2]
The Room Of Lost Souls - Kristine Kathryn Rusch [Asimov's 387 388]
Dragonfly Summer - Patrick Samphire [Interzone 215]
Blood On the Sun - Melinda M. Snodgrass [Inside Straight]
Dark Of the Moon - Melinda M. Snodgrass [Inside Straight]
Star Power - Melinda M. Snodgrass [Inside Straight]
Metagames - Caroline Spector [Inside Straight]
Following the Pharmers - Brian Stableford [Asimov's 386]
Premature Emergence - Eric James Stone [JBU 11]
The Tin Man's Lament - Ian Tregillis [Inside Straight]
Exit Strategy - K. D. Wentworth [FSF 670]
Strangers When We Meet - Kate Wilhelm [Asimov's 387 388]
Free SF Reader
Not Free SF Reader
Super Reader - Superhero Prose Fiction List and Ratings
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Marian
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Post Number: 78
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 07:39 pm:   

The Room of Lost Souls - Rusch(Asimovs)
Alastair Baffle's etc - Resnick (Asimovs)
Following the Pharmers - Stableford (Asimovs)
Strangers When We Meet - Wilhelm (Asimovs)
A New Generation - Oltion (Analog)
Shoggoths in Bloom - Bear (Asimovs)
Thank you, Blue! I haven't read all on the list so there are probably more.
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Fabrice_d
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Post Number: 119
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 - 01:47 am:   

My "best of" so far:
(*) is for special favorites:

Analog (read january/february, march and april):
LANDIS: The Man in the Mirror
ASARO: The Spacetime Pool

Asimov's (read january, february, part of april/may):
RUCKER/LAIDLAW: The Perfect Wave
RESNICK: Alastair Baffle's Emporium of Wonders
GARDNER: The Ray-Gun: a Love Story (*)
ROSENBLUM: The Eggman (*)
GOONAN: Memory Dog (*)

Interzone (read 214 & 215):
EGAN: Crystal Nights (*)

F&SF (read january, february, march and april):
McMULLEN: The Twilight Year (*)
BOWES: If Angels Fight
CAMBIAS: Balancing Accounts
COWDREY: The Overseer (*)
STODDARD: The First Editions (*)
UTLEY: The 400-Million Year Itch
WILLELM: The Fountain of Neptune
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Fabrice_d
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Post Number: 120
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 - 01:50 am:   

Worst story: The Endling by Jamie Barras in Interzone 215
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Blue_tyson
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Post Number: 92
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 - 02:23 am:   

Worst stories? A new game. :-)


2008 Worst New Stories

Major League


2

The Voyage Of The Proteus An Eyewitness Account Of The End Of The World - Thomas M. Disch [Subterranean Online 5]
Traitor - M. Rickert [FSF 672]

2.5

Memoirs Of the Witch Queen - Ron Goulart [FSF 669]
Still Living - J. J. Irwin [Strange Horizons]
The End Of Tin - Bill Kte'pi [Strange Horizons]
Immortal Snake - Rachel Pollack [FSF 672]



Minor League


1.5

No More Angels - Ellen Philips [Hub 40]
Higher Education - Isabel Kunkle [Spacesuits and Sixguns Winter]

2

God At the Bottom Of A Cup - Damon Kaswell [ASIM 32]
Ring Road Surfers - Martin Nike [Hub 40]
Keeping Lilly - Michael Obilade [Fantasy]
As Soon As Summer - Amber Van Dyk [Fantasy]
The Fable of Cinamon and Bitter - Trent Walters [Fantasy]

2.5

The Scarlet Number - Christopher East [Hub 42]
Rise Of Kencha - Erin Hartshorn [Spacesuits and Sixguns Winter]
Ray Gun - Daniel G. Keohane [Apex 12]
Seer Of Cities - Nicole Kornher-Stace [Ideomancer 07 01]
Postflesh - Paul Jessup [Apex 12]
Soft Like A Rabbit - Andrea Kail [Fantasy]
The Girl With the Blueberry Eyes - Lisa Mantchev [Clarkesworld]
Threads Of Red and White - Lisa Mantchev [Clarkesworld]
Healer - Phil Margolies [Abyss and Apex 25]
If I Die Before I Wake - Eugene Myers [ASIM 32]
Spinnetje - Stefani Nellen [Apex 12]
Small Monuments - An Oywomoyela [ChiZine 36]
Tangiers Routines - Rudy Rucker [Flurb 05]
Timestealer - Steve Stanton [Hub 40]
I Can't Look At the City - Jim Stewart [Apex 12]
Uncanny - Samuel Tinianow [Apex 12]
Crowntree - Lashawn M. Wanak [Ideomancer 07 01]
Free SF Reader
Not Free SF Reader
Super Reader - Superhero Prose Fiction List and Ratings
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Blue_tyson
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Post Number: 93
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 - 02:27 am:   

A couple more here now :-
(seems maybe so far 2008 is a bit more towards to the mean, (or I am :-] ), less scores at either end perhaps.

The Best New Stories of 2008

Of those I have read. Not Free SF Reader unless noted



5 out of 5

Crystal Nights - Greg Egan [Interzone 215]


4.5 out of 5

Shoggoths In Bloom - Elizabeth Bear [Asimov's 386]
Wetware 2.0 - Dave Freer [Transhuman]
Crusader - George R. R. Martin [Inside Straight]
Soul Printer - Wil McCarthy [Transhuman]
The Gutter Sees the Light That Never Shines - Alistair Rennie [The New Weird]
Far Horizons - Jason Stoddard [Interzone 214]


4 out of 5

Free SF Reader

The Pile - Michael Bishop [Subterranean Online 5]
All That We Leave Behind - Jeffrey DeRego [Escape Pod 149]
The Rapeworm - Charles Coleman Finlay [Noctem Aeternus 1]
We're Awake, Let's Talk - Nathaniel Hellerstein [Flurb 5]
Firewall - David D. Levine [Transhuman]
Where We Live - Daniel J. Pinney [Strange Horizons]
Salvagers Gold - Selina Rosen [Helix 07]
A Monkey Will Never Be Rid Of Its Black Hands - Rachel Swirsky [Subterranean Online 5]
The Situation - Jeff VanderMeer [PS Publishing]
The Einstein-Rosen Hunter-gatherer Society - George S. Walker [Helix 08]
Dead - Haddayr Copley Woods [Strange Horizons]

Not Free SF Reader

The Endling - Jamie Barras [Interzone 215]
Manumission - Tobias S. Buckell [JBU 12]
The Guardian - Paul Chafe [Transhuman]
No Traveller Returns - Dave Creek [Analog 929]
Amor Vincent Omnia - Craig DeLancey [Analog 928]
What Drives Cars - Carl Frederick [Analog 929]
The Ray-Gun - James Alan Garner [Asimov's 385]
Helen's Last Will - James C. Glass [Analog 927]
The Faces Of My Friends - Jennifer Harwood-Smith [Interzone 214]
Render Unto Caesar - Kevin N. Haw [FSF 671]
Mystery Hill - Alex Irvine [FSF 668]
The Space Crawl Blues - Kay Kenyon [Solaris 2]
The Last American - John Kessel [Asimov's 385]
Incidental Music For Heroes - Stephen Leigh [Inside Straight]
The Night Of the RFIDs - Edward M. Lerner [Analog 929]
Street Hero - Will McIntosh [Interzone 215]
The Twilight Year - Sean McMullen [FSF 668]
Retrospect - Ann Miller [FSF 669]
Mars: A Traveler's Guide - Ruth Nestvold [FSF 668]
A New Generation - Jerry Oltion [Analog 926]
Five Thrillers - Robert Reed [FSF 671]
Reunion - Robert Reed [FSF 672]
Alastair Baffle's Emporium of Wonders - Mike Resnick [Asimov's 384]
Honorable Enemies - Mike Resnick [JBU 12]
The Line Of Dichotomy - Chris Roberson [Solaris 2]
The Room Of Lost Souls - Kristine Kathryn Rusch [Asimov's 387 388]
Dragonfly Summer - Patrick Samphire [Interzone 215]
Blood On the Sun - Melinda M. Snodgrass [Inside Straight]
Dark Of the Moon - Melinda M. Snodgrass [Inside Straight]
Star Power - Melinda M. Snodgrass [Inside Straight]
Metagames - Caroline Spector [Inside Straight]
Following the Pharmers - Brian Stableford [Asimov's 386]
Premature Emergence - Eric James Stone [JBU 11]
The Tin Man's Lament - Ian Tregillis [Inside Straight]
Exit Strategy - K. D. Wentworth [FSF 670]
Strangers When We Meet - Kate Wilhelm [Asimov's 387 388]
Free SF Reader
Not Free SF Reader
Super Reader - Superhero Prose Fiction List and Ratings
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Fabrice_d
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Post Number: 126
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 04:25 am:   

My "best of" so far updated:
(*) is for special favorites:

Analog (read january/february, march and april):
LANDIS: The Man in the Mirror
ASARO: The Spacetime Pool

Asimov's (read january, february, march, april/may):
RUCKER/LAIDLAW: The Perfect Wave
RESNICK: Alastair Baffle's Emporium of Wonders
GARDNER: The Ray-Gun: a Love Story (*)
ROSENBLUM: The Eggman (*)
GOONAN: Memory Dog (*)
RUSCH: The Room of Lost Souls (**)
SOMTOW: An Alien Heresy
REED: The House Left Empty
WOLVEN: An Art, Like Everything Else
WELLS: Ghost Town (*)
JOHNSON: Another Country

Interzone (read 214 & 215):
EGAN: Crystal Nights (*)

F&SF (read january, february, march,, april and may):
McMULLEN: The Twilight Year (*)
BOWES: If Angels Fight
CAMBIAS: Balancing Accounts
COWDREY: The Overseer (*)
STODDARD: The First Editions (*)
UTLEY: The 400-Million Year Itch
WILLELM: The Fountain of Neptune
COWDREY: Thrilling Wonder Stories
JEFFERS: Firooz and his Brother
RICKERT: Traitor

Others:
DI FILIPPO: iCity (Solaris 2)
KENYON: The Space Crawl Blues (Solaris 2)
BRIN: The Smartest Mob (JBU)
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Marian
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Post Number: 88
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 06:59 pm:   

So far for me (and I haven't read most of the ones you name so I'm not rejecting them, just have no opinion)
Man in the Mirror (Analog) Still the best
Alastair Baffle's Emporium of Wonders (Asimovs)
The Room of Lost Souls(Asimovs)
The SpaceTime Pool (Analog)
Strangers When We Meet (Asimovs)
Following the Pharmers (Asimovs)
A New Generation (Analog)
The Art of Alchemy (FSF)
Shotgun Seat (Analog)


Shoggoths in Bloom (Asimovs)
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Fabrice_d
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Post Number: 128
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 02:59 am:   

A few additions to my list:

The Art of Alchemy (Kosmatka FSF)
The Six Directions of Space (Reynolds, Galactic Empires)
The Man with the Golden Balloon (Reed, Galactic Empires)
Litany (Lee, F&SF)

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