I’ve finally got my hands on a copy of David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer’s Year’s Best SF 14, and a pretty fine collection it is too. I had already read half of the contents when they were first published, but that doesn’t detract from the quality. It tends to be lighter on commentary than most of the other annuals, possibly because the editors get all that out of their system in the New York Review of Science Fiction, but they are upbeat about the short fiction situation. Apparently in 2008, “Interzone got darker but had some real high spots,” and Jason Sanford’s The Ships Like Clouds, Risen by Their Rain from Interzone 217 can, of course, be found inside.
Year’s Best SF 14