30 aprill, 2018

2016. aasta parimad ingliskeelsed ulmelood

Sissejuhatav jutt ja antoloogiate valiku põhjendus on toodud ära 2015. aasta postituses, ja seega ei hakka ennast kordama. Korrektsuse huvides toon siiski ära antoloogiate ja nende koostajate nimetused:

Charles Yu, John Joseph Adams „The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017“
Neil Clarke „The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 2“
Gardner Dozois „The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection“
Paula Guran „The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2017“
Rich Horton „The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2017“
Jonathan StrahanThe Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume Eleven

Neist antoloogiatest on mul endal reaalselt olemas Yu-Adams, Clarke, Horton ja Strahan; kahtlane, kas edaspidi Clarke’i valikut ostan, ainult SF-keskne antoloogiatellis on minu jaoks üsna piinadega loetav. Mul pole õrna aimugi, mis põhjusel Hortoni raamat ilmus alles 2018. aasta algul, ja kas sama kirjastuse Gurani antoloogia sel aastal üldse jätku saab – igatahes pole senini näinud selle arvatavat sisukorda (kuigi näiteks Hortoni 2018. aasta valik on ta enda blogis avaldatud). Näib, et Dozois antoloogia enam Mammoth-seerias ei ilmu.

Kui nüüd 2016. aastale pilguke heita, siis märkimisväärne on muidugi suhteliselt värske autori Rich Larsoni 7 taastrükki (ehk kokku 5 lugu) 4 antoloogias; ligilähedane on Sam J. Milleri populaarsus. Mitte et ma kuidagi mõistaks kummagi autori märkimisväärsust, minu meelest on tegemist üsna harju keskmiste tekstidega.

Enim valitud autorid:

Rich Larson

Sam J. Miller, Lavie Tidhar

Ian R. MacLeod, Aliette de Bodard

Nina Allan, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Ken Liu, Paul McAuley, Alastair Reynolds, Genevieve Valentine, N. K. Jemisin, Catherynne M. Valente, E. Lily Yu

Charlie Jane Anders, Paolo Bacigalupi, Dale Bailey, Steven Barnes, Helena Bell, Karl Bunker, Maggie Clark, Craig DeLancey, Seth Dickinson, Amal El-Mohtar, Alex Irvine, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Alice Sola Kim, Karin Lowachee, Naomi Novik, An Owomoyela, Suzanne Palmer, Geoff Ryman, Gord Sellar, Carrie Vaughn, Alexander Weinstein, Nick Wolven, Alyssa Wong

McLeodi jutt on päris tore, Milleri habemelugu paneb õlgu kehitama. Ise soovitaks vast lugeda Gilman, Bacigalupi, Bell, Novik, Weinstein ja Yu, ehk ka Valentine’i sinist prügiookeani.

Enim taastrükitud lood:

Ian R. MacLeodThe Visitor from Taured“, Sam J. Miller Things with Beards

Carolyn Ives GilmanTouring with the Alien“, Lavie TidharTerminal“, Catherynne M. Valente The Future Is Blue“, Genevieve ValentineEveryone from Themis Sends Letters Home

Nina AllanThe Art of Space Travel“, Paolo Bacigalupi Mika Model“, Steven Barnes „Fifty Shades of Grays“, Helena BellI've Come to Marry the Princess“, Karl Bunker „They Have All One Breath“, Aliette de BodardA Salvaging of Ghosts“, Craig DeLancey „Redking“, Seth DickinsonLaws of Night and Silk“, Amal El-MohtarSeasons of Glass and Iron“, Alex IrvineNumber Nine Moon“, N. K. JemisinRed Dirt Witch“, Alice Sola KimSuccessor, Usurper, Replacement“, Rich Larson You Make Pattaya“, „Innumerable Glimmering Lights“, Ken Liu „Dispatches from the Cradle: The Hermit - Forty-Eight Hours in the Sea of Massachusetts“, Paul McAuleyElves of Antarctica“, Naomi NovikSpinning Silver“, Alastair Reynolds „The Iron Tactician“, Geoff RymanThose Shadows Laugh“, Gord Sellar „Prodigal“, Lavie Tidhar „The Vanishing Kind“, Carrie Vaughn „That Game We Played During the War“, Alexander WeinsteinOpenness“, E. Lily YuThe Witch of Orion Waste and the Boy Knight

Järgnevalt siis autorite ja lugude täisnimekiri, lugude järel olevad tähed tähistavad seda, millises antoloogias ilmunud (Adams – A, Clarke – C, Dozois – D, Guran – G, Horton – H ja Strahan – S).

Joe Abercrombie Two's Company“ S
Nina AllanThe Art of Space Travel“ S, D; „Ten Days“ C
Charlie Jane Anders „Rager in Space“ H, „Because Change Was the Ocean and We Lived by Her Mercy“ D
Eleanor Arnason „Checkerboard Planet“ D
Madeline AshbyPanic City“ C
Charlotte Ashley „A Fine Balance“ H
Paolo Bacigalupi Mika Model“ S, D
Dale Bailey „Teenagers from Outer Space“ A; „I Was a Teenage Werewolf“ A
Leigh Bardugo „Head, Scales, Tongue, Tail“ A
Steven Barnes „Fifty Shades of Grays“ H, D
Stephen Baxter „Mars Abides“ D
Peter S. Beagle „The Story of Kao Yu“ A
Helena BellI've Come to Marry the Princess“ A, H
Gregory Benford „Vortex“ D
Brooke Bolander „Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies“ G
Gregory Norman Bossert „HigherWorks“ C
Chaz Brenchley „In Skander, for a Boy“ H
Tobias S. Buckell „The Mighty Slinger“ C
Nadia Bulkin „Wish You Were Here“ G
Karl Bunker „They Have All One Breath“ D, C
Rachel Caine „A Dying of the Light“ G
Maggie Clark „Seven Ways of Looking at the Sun-Worshippers of Yul-Katan“ H; „A Tower for the Coming World“ D
Matthew Claxton „Patience Lake“ D
Aliette de BodardA Salvaging of Ghosts“ S, D; „Pearl“ C; „Lullaby for a Lost World“ G
Craig DeLancey „Redking“ H, D
Seth DickinsonLaws of Night and Silk“ S, H
Paul Doherty „Cold Comfort“ D
Amal El-MohtarSeasons of Glass and Iron“ S, G
Brian EvensonSmear“ A
Gregory Feeley „The Bridge of Dreams“ H
Gemma Files „Grave Goods“ G
Jeffrey Ford „The Blameless“ G
Cate Gardner „As Cymbals Clash“ G
David Gerrold „The Further Adventures of Mr. Costello“ D
Carolyn Ives GilmanTouring with the Alien“ S, D, C
Max Gladstone „The Iron Man“ G
Theodora GossRed as Blood and White as Bone“ S
Daryl GregoryEven the Crumbs Were Delicious“ S
Lisa L. Hannett „Surfacing“ G
Samantha Henderson „My Generations Shall Praise“ D
Carlos HernandezThe Magical Properties of Unicorn Ivory“ H
Joseph Allen Hill „The Venus Effect“ A
Brian Hodge „Mommy's Little Man“ G
Kat Howard „The Sound of Salt and Sea“ G
Kameron Hurley „The Plague Givers“ H
Alex IrvineNumber Nine Moon“ S, C
N. K. JemisinRed Dirt Witch“ S, G; „The City Born Great“ A
Xia Jia „Night Journey of the Dragon-Horse“ C
Bill Johnson „When the Stone Eagle Flies“ D
Stephen Graham Jones „Birdfather“ G
Rahul Kanakia „Empty Planets“ H
James Patrick Kelly „One Sister, Two Sisters, Three“ D
Cassandra Khaw „The Games We Play“ G
Caitlín R. KiernanWhisper Road (Murder Ballad No. 9)“ S; „The Line Between the Devil's Teeth (Murder Ballad No. 10)“ G
Alice Sola KimSuccessor, Usurper, Replacement“ S, A
Kathe Koja „KIT: Some Assembly Required“ D
Ted Kosmatka „The One Who Isn't“ D
Derek Künsken „Flight from the Ages“ D
Carrie Laben „Postcards from Natalie“ G
Marc Laidlaw „The Finest, Fullest Flowering“ G
Rich Larson You Make Pattaya“ S, C; „All That Robot Shit“ H; „Innumerable Glimmering Lights“ H, D; „Jonas and the Fox“ D; „Extraction Request“ C
Victor LaValle „The Ballad of Black Tom“ G
Yoon Ha LeeFoxfire, Foxfire“ S
Shariann Lewitt „Fieldwork“ D
Alison Littlewood „Meet Me at the Frost Fair“ G
Ken LiuSeven Birthdays“ S; „Dispatches from the Cradle: The Hermit - Forty-Eight Hours in the Sea of Massachusetts“ D, C
Livia Llewellyn „Bright Crown of Joy“ G
Karen Lord „The Mighty Slinger“ C
Karin Lowachee „Ozymandias“ H; „A Good Home“ C
Carmen Maria Machado „My Body, Herself“ G
Ian R. MacLeodThe Visitor from Taured“ S, H, D, C
Paul McAuleyElves of Antarctica“ S, D; Something Happened Here, But We're Not Quite Sure What It Was“ H
Ian McDonald „Women's Christmas“ D
Seanan McGuire „The Jaws That Bite, the Claws That Catch“ G
Ian McHugh „The Baby Eaters“ D
Sam J. Miller Things with Beards“ S, H, D, C; „Last Gods“ C
Pat Murphy „Cold Comfort“ D
T. R. Napper „A Strange Loop“ C
Naomi NovikSpinning Silver“ S, G
An Owomoyela „The Charge and the Storm“ C; „Whose Drowned Face Sleeps“ G
Suzanne Palmer „Lazy Dog Out“ H; „Ten Poems for the Mossums, One for the Man“ C
Dominica Phetteplace „Project Empathy“ H
Sarah Pinsker „Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea“ C
Lettie Prell „The Three Lives of Sonata James“ C
Cat Rambo „Red in Tooth and Cog“ H
Robert Reed „Parables of Infinity“ C
Alastair Reynolds „Sixteen Questions for Kamala Chatterjee“ D; „The Iron Tactician“ D, C
Mercurio D. Rivera „Those Brighter Stars“ D
Adam RobertsBetween Nine and Eleven“ H
A. Merc RustadThis Is Not a Wardrobe Door“ A
Geoff RymanThose Shadows Laugh“ S, D
Jason Sanford „Blood Grains Speak Through Memories“ H
Carter Scholz „KIT: Some Assembly Required“ D
Melissa Scott „Firstborn, Lastborn“ D
Gord Sellar „Prodigal“ D, C
Priya Sharma „Grave Goods“ G
Nisi Shawl „Vulcanization“ A
Delia Sherman „The Great Detective“ S
John Shirley „The Rime of the Cosmic Mariner“ G
Angela Slatter „The Red Forest“ G
Alena Sullivan „Gorse Daughter, Sparrow Son“ H
Rachel Swirsky „Whose Drowned Face Sleeps“ G
Adrian Tchaikovsky „Dress Rehearsal“ H
Steve Rasnic Tem „Photograph“ G
Lavie TidharTerminal“ S, D, C; „The Vanishing Kind“ H, D
Jeremiah Tolbert „Not by Wardrobe, Tornado, or Looking Glass“ A
Debbie Urbanski „When They Came to Us“ A
Catherynne M. Valente The Future Is Blue“ S, A, G
Genevieve ValentineEveryone from Themis Sends Letters Home“ S, A, H
Greg van Eekhout „On the Fringes of the Fractal“ A
Carrie Vaughn „That Game We Played During the War“ H, D
Michael Wehunt „October Film Haunt: Under the House“ G
Alexander WeinsteinOpenness“ A, H
Fran Wilde „Only Their Shining Beauty Was Left“ G
A. C. Wise „When the Stitches Come Undone“ G
Nick Wolven „Caspar D. Luckinbill, What Are You Going to Do?“ A; „The Metal Demimonde“ C
Alyssa WongYou'll Surely Drown Here If You Stay“ S; „A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers“ G
Isabel Yap „An Ocean the Color of Bruises“ G
Charles YuFable“ S
E. Lily YuThe Witch of Orion Waste and the Boy Knight“ S, A; „Braid of Days and Wake of Nights“ G
Melissa Yuan-Innes „Fairy Tales Are for White People“ G

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