THE VERY BEST OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION is an all-star cast of short stories the genre can be proud of
At Speculiction, Jesse heaps abundant praise upon The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction.
Spanning six decades (1951-2007), The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: 60th Anniversary Anthology is an all-star cast of short stories the genre can be proud of. Most nominated or winning awards, each possesses some radiance. Whether the prose, innate storytelling, or profundity, the selections come from speculative fiction’s memory or are becoming part of it, and as such can be enjoyed by genre and non-genre readers alike. Moreover, for modern readers of speculative fiction who have not dipped into its short fiction history, this is as good a place as any to start. With names like Bradbury, Le Guin, Ellison, Sturgeon, Zelazny, Tiptree Jr., there’s no shortage of quality starting points that blend with the more modern.
Read the rest of Jesse’s review (which includes coverage of all the stories) at Speculiction.
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