Also in the mailbox this week is the 24th Annual The Year’s Best Science Fiction, edited by Gardner Dozois, from the SFBC. Of all the “Year’s Best” books out there, the ones I normally purchase are this one, the Nebula Showcase books (different editor each year), and Jonathan Strahan’s Best Short Novels collections. It’s unclear if the SFBC will keep that series going after the shakeup over there.
One of the things I like about the Dozois books is the detailed “State of the Genre” essay he writes for each volume. This time, I scanned it for mention of the online mags - 2006 was a big year for them. He seemed unimpressed (yet hopeful) with OSC’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, where my first story appeared in the March 2006 issue. He obviously missed my story…
For a Table of Contents, click here. SFSignal has the goods.
And two more magazines in the mailbox, as well - here they are with a listing of the fiction contents:
Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, September 2007
“The Caldera of Good Fortune” by Robert Reed
“The Prophet of Flores” by Ted Kosmatka
“What Wolves Know” by Kit Reed
“The Good Ship Lollypop” by R. Garcia y Robertson
“My Heart as Dry as Dust” by Kim Zimring
“How Music Begins” by James van Pelt
“Draw” by Pati Nagle
“By Fools Like Me” by Nancy Kress
“Asteroid People” by Bruce Boston
“Cendrillon at Sunrise” by Jo Walton
“Reservations Suggested” by G.O. Clark
“A Meeting of Minds” by Karin L. Frank
Analog Science Fiction and Fact, October 2007
“An Angelhearted Hipster Escapes” by Daniel Hatch
“El Dorado” by Tom Ligon
“The Hangingstone Rat” by Barry B. Longyear
“A Bridge in Time” by Joseph P. Martino
“Virus Changes Skin” by Ekaterina Sedia
“On the Quantum Theoretic Implications of Newton’s Alchemy” by Alex Kasman
IN MY BROWSER
At Strange Horizons this week is “Limits” by Donna Glee Williams.
IN MY PODCATCHER
StoryPod 2.0 - “The Wreck of the Godspeed” by James Patrick Kelly
Escape Pod - “Ej-Es” by Nancy Kress. And there is news from Escape Pod, scooped by SFFaudio - a new podcast is being launched by the brains behind Escape Pod. It’s called PodCastle, and it will podcast fantasy fiction - submissions are open, so check out the guidelines on the site.