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Starlight 2 (Starlight (Tor Paperback)) Hardcover – 15 Oct 1998
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About the Author
Patrick Nielsen Hayden is Senior Editor, Manager of Science Fiction, at Tor Books. He has worked in the science fiction field as an editor, reviewer, publisher, and in other capacities, since the mid-1970s. The "Washington Post" has called him "one of the most literate and historically aware editors in science fiction." His original anthology series "Starlight "has won the World Fantasy Award, while individual stories from it have won the Hugo, Nebula, and other awards. His other anthologies include the YA reprint collections "New Skies "and "New Magics" and "Up." A frequent speaker at science fiction conventions and writing workshops, he also plays guitar with a variety of ensembles and maintains a popular weblog about politics and culture. He lives with his wife and collaborator, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, in Brooklyn, New York.
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Who wouldn't enjoy a short story ever once in a while
on 10 May 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Anthologies have it all. Who wouldn't enjoy a short story ever once in a while?
3 people found this helpful.
SF&F anthology with vices & virtues of "literary" fiction.
on 3 January 1999 - Published on Amazon.com
In my experience "literary" fiction is often too remote or confusing to enjoy. Most of these stories have that fault. A curious exception is the Argentine translation which seemed like a relatively straightforward (compared to the others) fantasy about a young prince. I normally don't like fantasy, but it was of the made up kingdom variety & I can tolerate that. For an example of too remote there's "Lock Down" which might have been good if I had any reason to care about the characters. For too confusing there's "The Amount to Carry" which is so weird I think I blocked it out. There are some good stories here though. "Divided by Infinity" is a disturbing "Twilight Zonish" type story. Rapharel Carter's is kind of funny & I could've believed it was nonfiction if I didn't know better. Ted Chiang has won all sorts of awards even though he's published only 4 stories. His story was intriguing if sometimes hard to follow. I'd almost call it hard sf about grammar. Chiang's, Wilson's & maybe Carter's have a shot at making it to Dozois' year's best. In conclusion though I feel like I should warn you that these stories aren't entertaining or fun & that reading them has been a somewhat unpleasant experience for me. Despite being intellectually stimulating & addicting. I'd like to be for supporting original sf&f anthologies, but be forewarned. Note also that if you're the type who likes Kafka or subscribes to Crank! you'll probably like it.
on 9 October 2001 - Published on Amazon.com
Starlight 2 is another stunning collection of original short stories. Starlight 2 is a reminder that the short story form isn't dead, it isn't even sleeping. The worst story in the collection is good, the the best will leave you breathless. There is something about the order in which the stories are put that comprises a dramatic arc, though I can't analyze it. Nevertheless, unlike many anthologies, Starlight 2 is a cover-to-cover read, with resonances between the stories even though they are otherwise unlinked. That touch of artistry alone sets this anthology above most others.
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Yawn -- Nothing stellar about it
on 30 September 1999 - Published on Amazon.com
I didn't care about the characters. An overall flatness of the collection indicates it's not so much the writers, but that the life has been edited out of these stories by the editor. If you just need something to pass the time, or need a cure for insomnia, read this book. There is nothing stellar about it.