Another cool review for The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, this time from Booklist, who say:
The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year #1. Strahan, Jonathan (editor).
Apr. 2007. 478p. Night Shade, paperback, $19.95 (9781597800686).
REVIEW. First published April 1, 2007 (Booklist).
This is an excellent sampling of some of the most interesting contemporary voices in sf and fantasy, including Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, Kelly Link, and Paul Di Filippo, tackling a pleasingly wide range of subject matter. Jeffrey Ford’s “Night Whiskey” concerns the strange customs of a small town and the terrible things that sometimes come out of the unknown. Christopher Rowe’s “Another Word for Map Is Faith” concerns a future in which the faithful of Christendom traverse the earth, “correcting” geography to conform to the errors on maps. The volume closer, Ian McDonald’s “Djinn’s Wife,” is a lovely fairy tale of the future about a dancer who marries an AI; as the narrator observes, even if it doesn’t have a happy ending like a Bollywood movie, it has a happy enough ending. Editor Strahan has selected a lot of winning stories here, well worth revisiting, often more than once. – Regina Schroeder
This follows on the earlier review from PW, and a good Locus review. All in all, the book’s been very well recieved, and I’m delighted. Now I just need to get to work on Volume 2.