The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015

by Author unknown | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0544449770 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookLovinMama of Arnold, Missouri USA on 4/29/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by BookLovinMama from Arnold, Missouri USA on Saturday, April 29, 2017
Releasing this book as part of lane1088’s science fiction book box. Sending this book to the next participant. Happy Travels!

Journal Entry 2 by BookLovinMama at Arnold, Missouri USA on Saturday, April 29, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (5/5/2017 UTC) at Arnold, Missouri USA

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Releasing this book as part of lane1088’s science fiction book box. Sending this book to the next participant. Happy Travels!

Journal Entry 3 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, June 02, 2017
Selected from the Sci-Fi Bookbox. Thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, August 03, 2017
As one might expect from the title, and the fact that the editor read thousands of stories while selecting for this collection, this was an impressive selection of tales. There are some by well-known authors, and some by folks I'd never heard of. (I was excited to see Sofia Samara's "Ogres of East Africa" from Long Hidden was selected!) I liked the fact that so many of the stories had strong human and social aspects, encouraging reflection on real-world people and relationships.

My favorites were:

"The Thing About Shapes to Come" by Adam-Troy Castro was a little heavy-handed, but effective nonetheless, depicting a new mother whose child is born an apparently featureless cube.

"Tortoiseshell Cats Are Not Refundable" by Cat Rambo had me laughing as soon as I read the title, but it is also a more serious examination of the realities of cloning and the fact that identical genetics do not make someone the same as another.

"The Empties" by Jess Row tells about the days after the apocalypse, when everyone has settled into a version of the new-normal, but recalls the luxuries of a previous society.

"The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever" by Daniel H Wilson is told by a single father and scientist, with a breathless pace and tension.

"Skullpocket" by Nathan Ballingrud is a creepy, gothic-inspired tale of a group of ghouls living on the outskirts of a carnival town.

"How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps" by A. Merc Rustad mixes comedy and tragedy together, creating a world that feels a little off-balance, much like its main character.

Journal Entry 5 by emmejo at Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, March 09, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (3/9/2018 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA

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One of the starting volumes in the Otherworldly (Shrinking) Bookbox

Journal Entry 6 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Thursday, March 22, 2018
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