THE VERY BEST OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, VOLUME 2 is an excellent way to get to know great authors
Grigory Lukin on his eponymous site delivers a lengthy review of The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2.
One of the sadder things about the science fiction and fantasy genre is that readers often overlook older stories and novels, choosing to chase new releases instead. This anthology, edited by Gordon Van Gelder, seeks to right that wrong by reprinting stories that were originally published between 1956-2011. (For the most part, they’re closer to 1956.)
Some of the stories are hilarious, some are great, some aren’t. This anthology is an excellent way to get to know great authors from the decades past, but a few of the stories leave a lot to be desired, which is why I’m giving it only 4 stars instead of 5.
Read the rest of Lukin’s review (which includes commentary on every story) at GrigoryLukin.com.
For more info on The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Volume 2, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Thomas Canty.