Gardner Dozois (ed.) - Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 (Robinsons, Sept. 2012)
Gardner Dozois - Summation: 2011
Paul McAuley - The Choice David Moles - A Soldier Of The City Damien Broderick - The Beancounter's Wife Elizabeth Bear - Dolly John Barnes - Martian Heart Ken MacLeod - Earth Hour Karl Schroeder - Laika's Ghost Michael Swanwick - The Dala Horse Peter S. Beagle - The Way It Works Out And All Carolyn Ives Gilman - The Ice Owl Paul Cornell - The Copenhagen Interpretation Stephen Baxter - The Invasion Of Venus Ian MacDonald - Digging Alastair Reynolds - Ascension Day Maureen H. McHugh - After The Apocalypse Catherynne M. Valente - Silently And Very Fast Jay Lake - A Long Way From Home Dave Hutchinson - The Incredible Exploding Man Geoff Ryman - What We Found Tom Purdom - A Response From Est17 Ian R. MacLeod - The Cold Step Beyond Dave Klecha & Tobias S. Buckell - A Militant Peace Robert Reed - The Ants Of Flanders Gwyneth Jones - The Vicar Of Mars Lavie Tidhar - The Smell Of Orange Groves Michael F. Flynn - The Iron Shirts Pat Cadigan - Cody Michael Swanwick - For I Have Laid Me Down On The Stone Of Loneliness And I'll Not Be Back Again Yoon Ha Lee - Ghostwright Jim Hawkins - Digital Rites Alec Nevala-Lee - The Boneless One Peter M. Ball - Dying Young Chris Lawson - Canterbury Hollow Ken MacLeod - The Vorkuta Event Kij Johnson - The Man Who Bridged The Mist
Honourable Mentions: 2011
Well, as Robinsons were mischievous kind enough to forward a copy, the least i can do is pass on the details. First thought was, there's nothing in here [for me] to grab onto, but of course, there is, namely Gardner Dozois' Summation 2011, the Best New SF equivalent of Stephen Jones' sometimes incendiary introductions to Best New Horror. Will be interesting to compare approaches. The catalogue gives the publication date as September so it shouldn't be long before it hits Amazon/ the shops, etc.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.