Strahan Best of 2015

Jonathan Strahan’s Best SF and Fantasy of 2015 comes out May 16. Contents: “City of Ash”, Paolo Bacigalupi, (medium.com) “The Heart’s Filthy Lesson”, Elizabeth Bear (Old Venus) “The Machine Starts”, Greg Bear (Future Visions) “The Winter Wraith”, Jeffrey Ford (F&SF, Nov/Dec) “Black Dog”, Neil Gaiman (Trigger Warning) “Jamaica Ginger”, Nalo Hopkinson & Nisi Shawl (Stories […]

Guran Best Novellas of 2015

Prime Books is continuing their anthology of the best novellas of the year, due out in August. Contents: “The Citadel of Weeping Pearls” by Aliette de Bodard (Asimov’s, Oct/Nov 2015) “The Bone Swans of Amandale” by C.S.E. Cooney (Bone Swans, Mythic Delirium Books) “Binti” by Nnedi Okorafor (Binti, Tor.com) “The Last Witness” by K. J. […]

Clarke Best of 2015

Neil Clarke, editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, tries his hand at a new best-of anthology, published by Nightshade in June, with these stories: “Three Bodies at Mitanni” by Seth Dickinson (Analog, June) “The Audience” by Sean McMullen (Analog, June) “Empty” by Robert Reed (Asimov’s, Dec) “Calved” by Sam J. Miller (Asimov’s, Sept) “No Placeholder for You, My […]

Horton Best of 2015

Rich Horton’s Year’s Best Science Fiction 2016 comes out in June, and will contain the following stories from 2015: “The Daughters of John Demetrius”,  by Joe Pitkin (Analog, Oct) “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”,  by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (Analog) “Twelve and Tag”,  by Gregory Norman Bossert (Asimov’s) “Mutability”,  by Ray Nayler (Asimov’s) “Acres of Perhaps”, by Will […]

Lois Tilton’s 2015 short fiction reviews from Locus Magazine

Analog January/February 2015 • Review by Lois Tilton March 2015 • Review by Lois Tilton April 2015 • Review by Lois Tilton May 2015 • Review by Lois Tilton June 2015 • Review by Lois Tilton July/August 2015 • Review by Lois Tilton September 2015 • Review by Lois Tilton October 2015 • Review by […]

The William Hartnell Screening Room, Part 2

An occasional series reviewing the screen appearances of William Hartnell, best known as the First Doctor in the long-running BBC series Doctor Who. The Mouse That Roared (1959) This may be the most famous movie in which William Hartnell ever appeared.  Considered to be Peter Sellars’ breakout movie, where he plays three different roles (including […]

The William Hartnell screening room, part 1

An occasional series reviewing the screen appearances of William Hartnell, best known as the First Doctor in the long-running BBC series Doctor Who. Ghost Squad episode “High Wire” (1961) Ghost Squad contains no ghosts, and the episode (either number 4 or 5 of the first season, depending on the source) features no high wire, but […]

Nebula nominees 2014 – novelettes

This year’s Nebula nominees include the Machado and Miller stories that weren’t in the Locus list.  Both got a decent number of Hugo nominations but not enough that they would have made the ballot. “Sleep Walking Now and Then,” Richard Bowes (Tor.com 7/9/14) “The Magician and Laplace’s Demon,” Tom Crosshill (Clarkesworld 12/14) “A Guide to […]

Anthologized novelettes 2014

Of the 3 major year’s best anthologies, 3 stories made it into two of them: “The Hand Is Quicker”, Elizabeth Bear (The Book of Silverberg) – Horton and Dozois “Shadow Flock”, Greg Egan (Coming Soon Enough) – Strahan and Dozois “Collateral”, Peter Watts (Upgraded) – Horton and Strahan 20 stories from the Locus list were included […]