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This review is from: Solaris Rising: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction (Paperback)
Ian McDonald - A smart, well-mannered uprising of the dead
A 'Facebook for the dead' brews revolution in a near-future Nigeria. Is this the setting for his next novel?
Dave Hutchinson - The incredible exploding man
A journalist and a scientist are involved in an accident at a collider research facility and are 'changed' by the experience.
Paul di Filippo - Sweet spots
Two kids discover a strange way of influencing events and learn more about life in the process.
Ken MacLeod - The best fiction of the year three
In Paris, US ex-pats watch a public demonstration of what appears to be anti-gravity device. But nothing is what it seems...
Tricia Sullivan - The one that got away
Very odd scenario played out on a beach where scavengers look for 'core'. Did not convince...
Stephen Baxter - Rock day
Matt wakes up in a near-future Liverpool to find his father missing, things all running down but his dog is still glad to see him.
Stephen Palmer - Eluna
A obscure locale and overuse of daft names (e.g. exnoo) bothbefuddle but also tease...Promising
Adam Roberts - Did I tell you the trouble with time travel?
A scientist bent on achieving time travel does so at a cost. Very dark.
Lavie Tidhar - The lives and deaths of Che Guevara
While the central conceit is never explained, this story easily achieves critical mass and packs a beautiful final twist.
Jack Skillingstead - Steel lake
Confused story about family relationships and a powerful new drug.
Mike Resnick and Laurie Tom - Mooncakes
Very dull story featuring cakes and space exploration.
Steve Rasnic Tem - At play in the fields
Moving story of an iced medical case being revived after a global collapse.
Ian Watson - How we cam back from Mars
Brilliantly paranoid tale about a Mars mission that is apparently rescued by unseen 'aliens' who supply deli sandwiches...
Pat Cadigan - You never know
Strange things happen in a New York shop when cameras are installed. But even stranger things happen nearby.
Richard Salter - Yestermorrow
The timeline fractures in 2013 causing people to live their lives in a random pattern of days. The hero is trying to catch a murderer. Unconvincing.
Jaine Fenn - Dreaming towers, silent mansions
A team are sent via a one-way portal to another world. But all is not what it seems and things start to unravel.
Keith Brooke and Eric Brown - Eternity's children
A classic story: an old spacer returns to a planet he helped open up, which has a unique alien-sourced product, in this case an immortality treatment...
Alastair Reynolds - For the ages
Starts with the lone narrator burning an indelible message about her expedition, while her oxygen supply runs down. Her tale unpacks a really big idea...
Peter F. Hamilton - Return of the mutant worms
A short story about a short story, told by an ex-SF writer. Very funny.