23 märts, 2018

Jonathan Strahan - The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year 1-12 (2007-2018)


Mingis mõttes on Jonathan Strahan mulle ingliskeelse nüüdisulme suunanäitaja – kuigi mu esimene kokkupuude niisuguse ulmega oli Gardner Dozois SF aasta parimate lugude antoloogiatega (naljakas, mida võib leida linnaraamatukogust!), siis südamelähedasemad on ikka Strahani SFF kogumikud (tervenisti läbi kahlanud 2015. ja 2017. aasta antoloogiatest; selle jälgedes olen ka Rich Hortoni  SFF antoloogiaid ostnud (neist otsast otsani läbinud 2015. aasta kogumiku), aga need pole veel päris klikanud – ning ma pole senini aru saanud, kas Hortoni 2017. aasta antoloogia on ilmunud või mitte, igal juhul on juba ülal nimekiri ka 2018. aasta valikust).

Niisiis, kuna nüüdseks on tosin antoloogiat ilmunud, tekkis juba mõni aeg tagasi huvi, et millised autorid on need, mis Strahani arvates on aktuaalsemad, kas ja milliseid anomaaliaid võib esineda teiste sama perioodi (2007-2018) antoloogiate koostajatega – Horton (SFF), Dozois (SF), ka David G. Hartwelli ja Kathryn Crameri ilmumise lõpetanud antoloogiad (2013. ilmus viimane SF, 2009. lõpetas F). Viimastel aastatel on Night Shade Books (kus ilmus Strahani 7 esimest antoloogiat, järgmised 5 on Solarise hingekirjas) ilmutanud Neil Clarke’i kolm SF antoloogiat; lühema SFF proosa kogumikke on John Joseph Adamsi kureerimisel ilmunud samuti kolm tükki. Servapidi puutuks kokku ka Paula Gurani dark fantasy & horrori aasta parimate antoloogiad – mõnigi Strahani valitud tekst on ühtlasi ilmunud Gurani valikus (Hortoni ja Gurani antoloogiad ilmuvad (ilmusid?) Prime Booksi kirjastuse poolt ühtse kujundusega, vist peale mõne harva erandi nad ei avaldanud samu lugusid). Selline on siis üldine mõõtkava; natuke olen vaadanud Hortoni ja Dozoisi koostamisi, natuke olen puudutanud teiste siin mainitud koostajate valikuid.

Strahani puhul on teiste aasta parimate antoloogiate võrdluses huvitav mitmete naisautorite suhteline populaarsus võrreldes teiste koostajate valikutega – Kelly Link, Caitlin R. Kiernan (keda teised koostajad pole üldse valinud; kas Strahan kui enamjaolt SF-antoloogiate koostaja pole fantasy asjus niivõrd laialdase lugemusega?), Ellen Klages; miks mitte Theodora Goss, Kij Johnson (samas on „alaesindatud“ Aliette de Bodard või Nancy Kress, Rich Hortoni lemmik C.S.E. Cooney jõudis alles 2018. aasta valikusse; üldse puudub Carrie Vaughn või Kage Baker või Vandana Singh või Mary Rosenblum või Naomi Kritzer).

Minu lemmik Joe Abercrombie on ainult Strahani valikutes; uutest autoritest on Strahan ainsana valinud paar korda Usman T. Maliku ja Kai Ashante Wilsoni proosat. Fantasy kirjutajatena on nt Margo Lanagan, E. Lily Yu, K. J. Parker esindatud lisaks vaid Hortoni valikutes. Teistega võrreldes on populaarsem Neil Gaimani ja ehk ka Peter S. Beagle’i lühijutud.

Kõigi koostajate lemmikud on eelkõige Robert Reed ja ehk ka Elizabeth Bear, teistest suurematest lemmikutest on Strahan vähem esile tõstnud Alastair Reynoldsi lühemat loomet (peaks võrdluseks vaatama Infinity-sarja autorite koostist, seal on Reynolds üsna tavaline külaline; sel suvel ilmubki viimane selle sarja antoloogia). Puudub Paul Cornell, Gregory Benford, John Barnes, Sean McMullen, Chaz Brenchley (ja eks vähemesindatud autoreid võiks veelgi nimetada – aga mitmedki neist  (ja eelpool nimetatutest) on esindatud Infinity seerias (nt "Reach for Infinity" ja "Infinity Wars") ja muudes antoloogiates; ühesõnaga mõneti meeldiv, et Strahan oma antoloogiatest tekste suurt ei taaskasuta); noh, mõnigi McMulleni lugu on minu meelest loetav olnud.

Muidugi, mingil moel tuleb arvestada, et antoloogiates ei saa kõiki lugusid avaldada seoses erinevate autoriõigustega; ääriveeri olen ka mõistnud, et mõnegi autori puhul arvestatakse sedagi, mis on ilmunud teiste koostajate antoloogiates – ses suhtes üks veidramaid näiteid on viimaste aastate meteoor Rich Larson, kel 2017. aastal ilmus 4 aasta parimate antoloogias (Strahan, Horton, Dozois, Clarke; vaid Adamsi kureeritavasse valikusse ei mahtunud) 5 lugu kokku 7 juhul.

Aga alljärgnevalt siis kaks autorite koondnimekirja; esmalt üldine populaarsuse edetabel (mitu lugu on autorilt kaheteistkümne aasta jooksul valitud), seejärel autorite ja nende lugude register (ja kui siin blogis on neist mõni lause kirjutatud, siis olen püüdnud selle lingi ka loo juurde panna). Kui ühel lool on kaks autorit, siis on nad kumbki sama looga eraldi esindatud.


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Kelly Link, Robert Reed

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Neil Gaiman, Caitlín R. Kiernan

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Peter S. Beagle, Theodora Goss, Kij Johnson, Ellen Klages, Margo Lanagan, Ian McDonald, Geoff Ryman 

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Paolo Bacigalupi, Elizabeth Bear, Holly Black, Greg Egan, Jeffrey Ford, K. J. Parker, Michael Swanwick, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine

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Joe Abercrombie, Stephen Baxter, James Patrick Kelly, Ken Liu, Paul McAuley, Maureen F. McHugh, M. Rickert, Bruce Sterling, Rachel Swirsky, Peter Watts

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Eleanor Arnason, Ted Chiang, Cory Doctorow, Elizabeth Hand, Nalo Hopkinson, Alex Irvine, John Kessel, Ted Kosmatka, Yoon Ha Lee, Sam J. Miller, Hannu Rajaniemi, Lavie Tidhar, Kai Ashante Wilson, E. Lily Yu

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Daniel Abraham, Amal El-Mohtar, Charlie Jane Anders, Aliette de Bodard, Damien Broderick, Pat Cadigan, Andy Duncan, Karen Joy Fowler, Sara Genge, Daryl Gregory, Nicola Griffith, Gwyneth Jones, Alice Sola Kim, Ellen Kushner, Rich Larson, Ian R. MacLeod, Usman T. Malik, Meghan McCarron, Linda Nagata, Garth Nix, An Owomoyela, Alastair Reynolds, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Christopher Rowe, Karl Schroeder, Robert Shearman, Karin Tidbeck, Robert Charles Wilson, Alyssa Wong

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Joan Aiken, Nina Allan, Madeline Ashby, Kelly Barnhill, Christopher Barzak, Greg Bear, R. S. Benedict, M. Bennardo, Lauren Beukes, Richard Bowes, Libba Bray, Sarah Rees Brennan, Tobias S. Buckell, C. S. E. Cooney, Tony Daniel, Indrapramit Das, Samuel R. Delany, Paul Di Filippo, Peter Dickinson, Seth Dickinson, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Max Gladstone, Molly Gloss, Eileen Gunn, Frances Hardinge, M. John Harrison, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Dylan Horrocks, Saad Z. Hossain, Dave Hutchinson, Simon Ings, N.K. Jemisin, Diana Wynne Jones, Kathleen Kayembe, Stephen King, Mary Robinette Kowal, Nancy Kress, Jay Lake, Geoffrey A. Landis, Ann Leckie, Scott Lynch, Ken MacLeod, Tim Maughan, Sandra McDonald, Vonda N. McIntyre, Sarah Monette, Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali, Tamsyn Muir, Pat Murphy, Ramez Naam, Val Nolan, Naomi Novik, Nnedi Okorafor, Suzanne Palmer, Susan Palwick, Richard Parks, Diana Peterfreund, Holly Phillips, Rachel Pollack, Tim Powers, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Chris Roberson, Adam Roberts, Kim Stanley Robinson, Kelly Robson, Sofia Samatar, Ken Scholes,  Priya Sharma, Nisi Shawl, Delia Sherman, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Charles Stross, Nike Sulway, Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem, Ian Tregillis, Jeff VanderMeer, Jo Walton, Walter Jon Williams, Connie Willis, Gene Wolfe, Nick Wolven, Caroline M. Yoachim, Charles Yu

Lugude ees olevad numbrid tähistavad vastava antoloogia järjekorranumbrit.

Joan Aiken: 3 Goblin Music
Nina Allan: 11 The Art of Space Travel
Charlie Jane Anders: 8 The Master Conjurer; 12 Don't Press Charges and I Won't Sue
Madeline Ashby: 8 Social Services
Paolo Bacigalupi: 1 Yellow Card Man; 3 The Gambler; 9 Moriabe's Children; 10 City of Ash; 11 Mika Model
Kelly Barnhill: 12 Probably Still the Chosen One
Christopher Barzak: 5 Map of Seventeen
Stephen Baxter: 2 Last Contact; 3 Turing's Apples; 4 Formidable Caress: A Tale of Old Earth; 6 The Invasion of Venus
Peter S. Beagle: 1 El Regalo; 2 The Last and Only, or Mr. Moskowitz Becomes French; 3 Uncle Chaim and Aunt Rifke and the Angel; 4 By Moonlight; 6 Underbridge; 7 Great-Grandmother in the Cellar
Elizabeth Bear: 2 Orm the Beautiful; 3 Shoggoths in Bloom; 4  Mongoose; 9 Covenant; 10 The Heart's Filthy Lesson
Greg Bear: 10 The Machine Starts
R. S. Benedict: 12 My English Name
Lauren Beukes: 9 Slipping
Aliette de Bodard: 7 Immersion; 11 A Salvaging of Ghosts
Richard Bowes: 3 If Angels Fight
Libba Bray: 6 The Last Ride of the Glory Girls
Sarah Rees Brennan: 5 The Spy Who Never Grew Up
Damien Broderick: 4 This Wind Blowing, and This Tide; 5 Under the Moons of Venus
Pat Cadigan: 4 Truth and Bone; 5 The Taste of Night
Ted Chiang: 2 The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate; 3 Exhalation; 8 The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling
C. S. E. Cooney: 12 Though She Be But Little
Tony Daniel: 2 The Valley of the Gardens
Indrapramit Das: 12 The Moon Is Not a Battlefield
Samuel R. Delany: 12 The Hermit of Houston
Paul Di Filippo: 1 Femaville 29
Peter Dickinson: 7 Troll Blood
Seth Dickinson: 11 Laws of Night and Silk
Andy Duncan: 4 The Night Cache; 7 Close Encounters
Greg Egan: 2 Glory; 3 Crystal Nights; 8 Zero for Conduct; 9 Shadow Flock; 12 The Discrete Charm of the Turing Machine
Jeffrey Ford: 1 The Night Whiskey; 2 The Dreaming Wind; 6 Relic; 7 Blood Drive; 10 The Winter Wraith
Karen Joy Fowler: 4 The Pelican Bar; 6 Younger Women
Sara Genge: 4 As Women Fight; 5 Sins of the Father
Carolyn Ives Gilman: 11 Touring with the Alien
Max Gladstone: 12 Crispin's Model
Molly Gloss: 7 The Grinnell Method
Nicola Griffith: 4 It Takes Two; 9 Cold Wind
Eileen Gunn: 4 Zeppelin City
Elizabeth Hand: 1 The Saffron Gatherers: 2 Winter's Wife; 5 The Maiden Flight of McCauley's Bellerophon
Frances Hardinge: 1 Halfway House
M. John Harrison: 8 Cave and Julia
Thomas Olde Heuvelt: 8 The Ink Readers of Doi Saket
Nalo Hopkinson: 6 Old Habits; 7 The Easthound; 10 Jamaica Ginger
Dylan Horrocks: 6 Steam Girl
Saad Z. Hossain: 12 Bring Your Own Spoon
Dave Hutchinson: 12 Babylon
Simon Ings: 10 Drones
Alex Irvine: 2 Wizard's Six; 4 Dragon's Teeth; 11 Number Nine Moon
N.K. Jemisin: 11 Red Dirt Witch
Kij Johnson: 3 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss; 4 Spar; 4 The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles; 5 Names for Water; 6 The Man Who Bridged the Mist; 7 Mantis Wives
Diana Wynne Jones: 4  JoBoy
Gwyneth Jones: 7 Bricks, Sticks, Straw; 10  Emergence
Kathleen Kayembe: 12 The Faerie Tree
James Patrick Kelly: 4 Going Deep; 5 Plus or Minus; 8 The Promise of Space; 9 Someday
John Kessel: 3 Pride and Prometheus; 4 The Motorman's Coat; 5 Iteration
Caitlín R. Kiernan: 6 Tidal Forces; 7 Goggles (c.1910); 8 The Road of Needles; 9 Interstate Love Song (Murder Ballad No. 8); 10 Dancy vs. the Pterosaur; 11 Whisper Road (Murder Ballad No. 9); 12 Fairy Tale of Wood Street
Ellen Klages: 1 In the House of the Seven Librarians; 4 Echoes of Aurora; 6 Goodnight Moons; 7 The Education of a Witch; 9 Caligo Lane; 9 Amicae Aeternum
Ted Kosmatka: 2 The Prophet of Flores; 3 The Art of Alchemy; 7 The Color Least Used by Nature
Mary Robinette Kowal: 12 The Worshipful Society of Glovers
Nancy Kress: 2 By Fools Like Me
Ellen Kushner: 4 "A Wild and a Wicked Youth"; 5 The Man with the Knives
Jay Lake: 1 The American Dead
Margo Lanagan: 1 Under Hell, Over Heaven; 3 Machine Maid; 4 Ferryman; 5 The Miracle Aquilina; 6 Catastrophic Disruption of the Head; 7 Significant Dust
Geoffrey A. Landis: 5 The Sultan of the Clouds
Rich Larson: 11 You Make Pattaya; 12 An Evening with Severyn Grimes
Ann Leckie: 10 Another Word for World
Yoon Ha Lee: 8 Effigy Nights; 11 Foxfire Foxfire; 12 The Chameleon's Gloves
Kelly Link: 1  The Wizards of Perfil; 2 The Constable of Abal; 3 Pretty Monsters; 4 The Cinderella Game; 6 Valley of the Girls; 7 Two Houses; 9 The Lady and the Fox; 10 The Game of Smash and Recovery
Ken MacLeod: 2 Jesus Christ, Reanimator
Ian R. MacLeod: 8 Entangled; 11 The Visitor from Taured
Usman T. Malik: 9 The Vaporization Enthalpy of a Peculiar Pakistani Family; 10 The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn
Tim Maughan: 9 Four Days of Christmas
Meghan McCarron: 3 The Magician's House; 7 Swift, Brutal Retaliation
Ian McDonald: 1 The Djinn's Wife; 3  The Dust Assassin; 6 Digging; 8 The Queen of Night's Aria; 9 The Fifth Dragon; 10 Botanica Veneris: Thirteen Papercuts by Ida Countess Rathangan
Sandra McDonald: 5 Seven Sexy Cowboy Robots
Maureen F. McHugh: 3 Special Economics; 5 The Naturalist; 6 After the Apocalypse; 12 Sidewalks
Vonda N. McIntyre: 10 Little Sisters
Sam J. Miller: 10 Calved; 10 Ghosts of Home; 11 Things with Beards
Sarah Monette: 4  Mongoose
Khaalidah Muhammad-Ali: 12 Concessions
Tamsyn Muir: 10  The Deepwater Bride
Pat Murphy: 7 About Fairies
Ramez Naam: 8 Water
Linda Nagata: 7 Nahiku West; 12 The Martian Obelisk
Garth Nix: 3 Beyond the Sea Gates of the Scholar Pirates of Sarsköe; 9 Shay Corsham Worsted
Val Nolan: 8 The Irish Astronaut
Naomi Novik: 11 Spinning Silver
Nnedi Okorafor: 6 The Book of Phoenix (Excerpted from The Great Book)
An Owomoyela: 6 All That Touches the Air; 8 In Metal, in Bone
Suzanne Palmer: 12 The Secret Life of Bots
Susan Palwick: 2 Sorrel's Heart
Richard Parks: 8 Cherry Blossoms on the River of Souls
Diana Peterfreund: 5 The Care and Feeding of Your Baby Killer Unicorn
Holly Phillips: 3 The Small Door
Rachel Pollack: 7 Jack Shade in the Forest of Souls
Tim Powers: 1 The Bible Repairman
Vina Jie-Min Prasad: 12 A Series of Steaks
Hannu Rajaniemi: 3 His Master's Voice; 5 Elegy for a Young Elk; 6 The Server and the Dragon
Robert Reed: 1 Eight Episodes: 3 Five Thrillers; 4  Before My Last Breath; 5 Alone; 6 Woman Leaves Room; 7 Katabasis; 8 Mystic Falls; 10 The Empress in Her Glory
Alastair Reynolds: 10 A Murmuration; 12 Belladonna Nights
M. Rickert: 1 Journey into the Kingdom; 2 Holiday: 3 Evidence of Love in a Case of Abandonment: One Daughter's Personal Account; 6 The Corpse Painter's Masterpiece
Adam Roberts: 7 What Did Tessimond Tell You?
Kim Stanley Robinson: 10 Oral Argument
Kelly Robson: 10 Waters of Versailles
Benjamin Rosenbaum: 1 A Siege of Cranes; 1 The House Beyond Your Sky
Christopher Rowe: 1 Another Word for Map is Faith; 7 The Contrary Gardener
Ken Scholes: 3 The Doom of Love in Small Spaces
Karl Schroeder: 9 Kheldyu; 12 Eminence
Priya Sharma: 8 Rag and Bone
Nisi Shawl: 10 Jamaica Ginger
Robert Shearman: 6 Restoration; 7 Joke in Four Panels
Delia Sherman: 11 The Great Detective
Benjanun Sriduangkaew: 8 Fade to Gold
Bruce Sterling: 2 Kiosk; 4 Black Swan; 5 The Exterminator's Want-Ad; 6 The Onset of a Paranormal Romance
Charles Stross: 2 Trunk and Disorderly
Michael Swanwick: 2 Urdumheim; 3 From Babel's Fall'n Glory We Fled ...; 4 Zeppelin City; 6 The Dala Horse; 9 Tawny Petticoats
Rachel Swirsky: 3 Marry the Sun; 4 Eros, Philia, Agape; 5 The Lady Who Plucked Red Flowers Beneath the Queen's Window; 9 Grand Jeté (The Great Leap)
Melanie Tem: 7 Domestic Magic
Steve Rasnic Tem: 7 Domestic Magic
Karin Tidbeck: 7 Reindeer Mountain; 8 Sing
Lavie Tidhar: 5 The Night Train; 8 The Book Seller; 11 Terminal
Ian Tregillis: 5 Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale)
Genevieve Valentine: 5 The Zeppelin Conductors' Society Annual Gentlemen's Ball; 7 A Bead of Jasper, Four Small Stones; 9 The Insects of Love; 10 Blood, Ash, Braids; 11 Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home
Jeff VanderMeer: 3 Fixing Hanover
Jo Walton: 4 Three Twilight Tales
Peter Watts: 4 The Island; 5 The Things; 6 Malak; 9 Collateral
Walter Jon Williams: 1  Incarnation Day
Connie Willis: 1 D. A.
Kai Ashante Wilson: 9 The Devil in America; 10 Kaiju maximus®: "So Various, So Beautiful, So New"; 12 The Lamentation of Their Women
Robert Charles Wilson: 1 The Cartesian Theater; 4 Utriusque Cosmi
Gene Wolfe: 1 Sob in the Silence
Nick Wolven: 12 Confessions of a Con Girl
Caroline M. Yoachim: 12 Carnival Nine
Charles Yu: 11 Fable


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