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Donna Scott (2)

Autor(a) de Best of British Science Fiction 2018

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Obras por Donna Scott

Best of British Science Fiction 2018 (2019) — Editor — 40 exemplares
Best of British Science Fiction 2019 (2020) — Editor — 31 exemplares
Best of British Science Fiction 2016 (2017) — Editor — 30 exemplares
Best of British Science Fiction 2020 (2021) — Editor — 25 exemplares
Best of British Science Fiction 2021 (2022) — Editor — 24 exemplares
Best of British Science Fiction 2022 (2023) — Editor — 23 exemplares
Best of British Science Fiction 2017 (2018) — Editor — 14 exemplares

Associated Works

The Bitten Word (2010) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Daughters of Icarus: New Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy (2013) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Noir (2014) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Shoes, Ships and Cadavers: Tales from North Londonshire (2010) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Under the Rose (2009) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
X Marks the Spot: Celebrating 10 Years of NewCon Press (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Obsidian: A Decade of Horror Stories by Women (2016) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Focus 67 (2017) — Artista da capa — 1 exemplar
Focus 68 (2018) — Designer — 1 exemplar


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I try to read as many of NewCon “Best of British…” anthologies as possible, because I always find some strong stories in them, but I’m afraid the selection in this one was not particularly to my taste. Nevertheless, I found a bunch of interesting and enjoyable stories that made the anthology worth reading. And I‘m sure this is going to be the case for any science fiction fan. Among my highlights, the ones by David Whitmarsh, Ida Keogh, Philip Irving, L. N. Hunter, Liam Hogan and, as a chocolate lover, the very short one by Brent Baldwin. Looking forward to reading “Best of British Science Fiction 2023”.… (mais)
cuentosalgernon | 12 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
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I would not be surprised if this collection did manage to find all of the best British Science Fiction of 2022, as all of the short stories included (and there were many) were interesting, many were enjoyable, and a few I think will stick with me for some time. There were a couple stories that seemed to not worry too much about making sense, but for the most part all of them seized upon interesting concepts and offered interesting ideas about what our future might look like.

As a genre, sci-fi is often a mirror to the anxiety of the times, and the topic and tone of this collection reflects that. There is quite a bit here about scarcity, extinction, wealth inequality and failures of our species to prevent a bad end, but there are also first encounters, individuals finding meaning and purpose within their circumstances, and every once in a while an adventure. There is a slight preference towards the harder sci-fi. There's not much in the way of light travel, fuel is a significant factor in multiple stories, and there are no utopias in sight, but even so I found the stories to be diverse in their outlook and approach. I think any sci-fi fan can probably find a story in here that they will really love.… (mais)
bokai | 12 outras críticas | Dec 30, 2023 |
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The pandemic obviously affected fiction, but not necessarily in obvious ways. It would take a better analyst than me to explore the ways in which environmental collapse sf now differs from its 70s version (emerging from an era in which US rivers would catch on fire from pollution), but a number of these stories are about either escaping, or not escaping, a ravaged world. Many others are about some kind of machine intelligence, which I expect we’ll see even more of next year.
rivkat | 12 outras críticas | Dec 27, 2023 |
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[Disclaimer: I got this book via LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program]

When I read an anthology of short stories, I am glad if I find a handful of good ones. This time I was lucky: there was some story I did not like (and a couple I did not understand, maybe my English is not so good as I think...) but in general the quality was high. A quick comment on each one of them:

◆ Keith Brooke and Eric Brown, Assets: I already read it in another collection, and I confirm it's beautiful. 5/5
◆ Tim Major, The Marshalls of Mars: cannot make heads from tails. N/A
◆ Fiona Moore, The Memory Spider: "The dance would go on". Very delicate. 5/5
◆ Lavie Tidharm Junk Hounds: It does not go anywhere. 2/5
◆ Neil Williamson, A Moment of Zugzwang: I am not sure that a chess player will appreciate it, but I liked how it was built. 5/5
◆ Stephen Oram, Long Live the Strawberries of Finsbury Park. I did not catch its point. 2/5
◆ Ian Whates, The FenZone: well built, only near the end I managed to see where it would lead. 4/5
◆ Val Nolan, Gortcullinane Man: Interesting idea of a post-pandemic world. 4/5
◆ Ida Keogh, Wheel of Fortune: What would happen was clear after a while, but rhe story is built really well. 5/5
◆ Liam Hogan, Last Bite at the Klondike: The plot twist was unexpected, but the prose was lame. 3/5
◆ A. J. McIntosh & Andrew J. Wilson, A Quickening Tide: at the end of the story I felt cheated. It could have been perfect, but so it's only 3/5
◆ J.K. Fulton, Call of the Void: without all the technical stuff at the beginning, it would have been much better. 3/5
◆ Robert Bagnall, Sunrunner: another very delicate story. 5/5
◆ E.M. Faulds, The Amelioration of Existence in Spite of Truth and Reconciliation: the point of view of the main character is depicted very well. 5/5
◆ Phillip Irving, Translation: another different point of view and an unexpected ending. 5/5
◆ Dafydd McKimm, The Flamingo Maximiser: I could not understand it. 2/5
◆ Alice Dryden, For I Shall Consider My Cat J/FRY: even if robotical, a cat is a cat. 5/5
◆ David Whitmarsh, In The Weave: the many-worlds interpretation put in practice. 5/5
◆ L.N. Hunter, Eternal Soldier: I quickly guessed what would eventually happen, but the story is well built. 5/5
◆ Stewart C Baker, The Spread of Space and Endless Devastation: something seems to lack. 3/5
◆ Vaughan Stanger, Those We Leave Behind: short but poignant. 5/5
◆ Matt Thompson, I Know What You Are: nice idea, but it left me cold. 3/5
◆ Brent Baldwin, Retirement Options for (Too) Successful Space Entrepreneurs: the title explains something, but the story left too much out. 3/5
… (mais)
.mau. | 12 outras críticas | Oct 23, 2023 |



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