Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sci-Fi Tuesday: W*n a Summer Sampler

There must be something in the air, because there are new anthologies popping up everywhere these days! Last week, I had the Nebula Awards Showcase 2012 up for grabs. Today, I have another brand new anthology to give away--the Year's Best SF 17, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. This is a great way to try out some new-to-you authors. And, just because I have it available, I'll throw in an ARC of the Nebula Awards book as well. A double-dose of Sci-Fi goodness!

Here's what's in the Year's Best SF 17:
"The Best Science Fiction of the Year Three," by Ken MacLeod
"Dolly," by Elizabeth Bear
"Altogether Elsewhere, Vast Herds of Reindeer," by Ken Liu
"Tethered," by Mercurio Rivera
"Wahala," by Nnedi Okorafor
"Laika's Ghost," by Karl Schroeder
"Ragnarok," by Paul Park
"Six Months, Three Days," by Charlie Jane Anders
"And Weep Like Alexander," by Neil Gaiman
"The Middle of Somewhere," by Judith Moffett
"Mercies," by Gregory Benford
"The Education of Junior Number 12," by Madeline Ashby
"Our Candidate," by Robert Reed
"Thick Water," by Karen Heuler
"The War Artist," by Tony Ballantyne
"The Master of the Aviary," by Bruce Sterling
"Home Sweet Bi'Ome," by Pat MacEwan
"For I Have Lain Me Down on the Stone of Loneliness and I'll Not Be Back Again," by Michael Swanwick
"The Ki-anna," by Gwyneth Jones
"Eliot Wrote," by Nancy Kress
"The Nearest Thing," by Genevieve Valentine
"The Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel," by Yoon Ha Lee
"The Ice Owl," by Carolyn Ives Gilman

Whew! That's a lot of stories. Want to read some? Just tell me which title you like best. I'm fascinated by "Altogether Elsewhere, Vast Herds of Reindeer." Don't you just wonder what that's all about?

As always, four entries possible: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for a Tweet or RT about the contest. This contest is international. Contests end at midnight CDT U.S., and winners are announced on Sunday’s blog. Now...go get 'em!

16 comments:

  1. What you've called the 'intro by Ken MacLeod' is in fact my short story, 'The Best Science Fiction of the Year Three'.

    The actual Intro is on page xi.

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  2. I'm actually intrigued by two of them: "For I Have Lain Me Down on the Stone of Loneliness and I'll Not Be Back Again," by Michael Swanwick and "Altogether Elsewhere, Vast Herds of Reindeer," by Ken Liu. In a year when everyone (include me) seems to be using short titles, I like the length and description in these.

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  3. I'd go with And Weep Like Alexander.

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    garraty87 at gmail com

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  4. Eliot Wrote grabs me.

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  5. I like the The War Artist title.

    I follow the blog.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. Ragnarok sounds interesting

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    sgiden atverizon.net

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  7. Many great titles, but my favorite is "The Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel".

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    combarro at gmail com

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  8. Eliot Wrote - so where did he write from and what did he write about? I'd like to know !
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  9. As a teacher, I am intrigued by "The Education of Junior Number 12," by Madeline Ashby. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    mercuryval [at] yahoo [dot]com

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  10. Hmm, let me try this again :)
    I am most intrigued by "The Education of Junior Number 12" and "The War Artist". "The Ice Owl" also sounds curious to me. Truthfully, the entire anthology looks pretty interesting!

    I already follow you on twitter (@jlford78) and just followed the blog. I'm jlford78 at gmail dot com. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  11. Oops, I was mistaken, I didn't already follow you. Sorry! That has been rectified, now!

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  12. The Middle of Somewhere," by Judith Moffett sounds good!

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    aliciahall0605@yahoo.com

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  13. "And Weep Like Alexander.

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    lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I will have to go with The Middle of Somewhere.

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    lorrie.zielinski@yahoo.com

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  15. I'd love And weep like Alexander.

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    aliasgirl at libero dot it

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