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This review is from: The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 25 (Mammoth Books) (Kindle Edition)
Gardner Dozois has been compiling these annual anthologies of the best new SF for so long now there's a danger of taking them for granted.
Let's hope that never happens. Once again, he's compiled a huge but easily digestible selection of the year's best SF which is notable for its breadth of subject matter and styles, whilst being absolutely consistent in terms of the quality of the writing. As ever, big names rub shoulders with rising stars and he doesn't ignore writers from outside the USA. It would be a laudable achievement in any one year. To do it every year for almost three decades is phenomenal, particularly in a cultural climate of increasing faddishness and hyperbole.
So, another year, another brilliant anthology. The same good things that get said every year can and will be said about this volume. But don't let familiarity with what Dozois does blind you to how exciting and enjoyable the books are, and this year's is no exception. A huge treat and a huge bargain.
PS Kindle readers can be ressured that the e-book version doesn't feel like someone has spilled pop on it.
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