The Year’s Best Science Fiction 26

Gardner Dozois’s anthology (The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 22 in Britain) says of 2008, “Interzone had another strong year,” and it reprints three  stories:

Crystal Nights by Greg Egan (Interzone 215 )

His Master’s Voice by Hannu Rajaniemi (Interzone 218)

Butterfly, Falling at Dawn by Aliette de Boddard (Interzone 219)

The following stories receive honourable mentions:

The Endling by Jamie Barras (Interzone 215)

Greenland by Chris Becket (Interzone 218)

Poppyfields by Chris Becket (Interzone 218)

Africa by Karen Fishler (Interzone 217)

Corner of the Circle by Tim Lees (Interzone 218)

Little Lost Robot by Paul McAuley (Interzone 217)

Into the Night by Anil Menon (Interzone 216)

The Trace of Him by Christopher Priest (Interzone 214)

The Fifth Zhi by Mercurio D. Rivera (Interzone 219)

The Scent of Their Arrival by Mercurio D. Rivera (Interzone 214)

The Imitation Game by Rudy Rucker (Interzone 215)

Talk is Cheap by Geoff Ryman (Interzone 216)

The Ships Like Clouds, Risen by Their Rain by Jason Sanford (Interzone 217)

When Thorns Are the Tips of Trees by Jason Sanford (Interzone 219)

Country of the Young by Gord Sellar (Interzone 219)

Everything That Matters by Jeff Spock (Interzone 219)

Far Horizons by Jason Stoddard (Interzone 214)

Endra – from Memory by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (Interzone 216)

And from the GSFWC:

The Behold of the Eye by Hal Duncan (Lone Star Stories 28)

Alice and Bob by Philip Raines & Harvey Welles (Albedo One 34)

And I am, of course, one of Interzone’s ‘ever-shifting editorial staff’. Sheesh.

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2 Responses to The Year’s Best Science Fiction 26

  1. Ian Hunter says:

    Tree-mendous, I’ll be digging out my old Interzone’s and slotting them at random points in the reading pile to read these stories again. It’s like pot luck, or summink.

  2. jimsteel says:

    I think most of the stories published in Interzone last year are reprinted or listed. I also spotted an honourable mention for a Black Static story, which is also nice; it’s not a natural home for SF.

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