The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2014 Edition edited by Rick Horton


This review is based on the reading of the advanced reader’s edition of this novel provided by the publisher via NetGalley. The review, in its entirety, is of my own opinion of the novel.

This sixth volume of the year’s best science fiction and fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre’s greatest authors, including Yoon Ha Lee, James Patrick Kelly, Ken Liu, Robert Reed, Lavie Tidhar, Carrie Vaughn, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Asimov’s, Clarkesworld, F&SF, and other top venues, The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2014 Edition is a book of short stories in the genres of science fiction and fantasy from various authors. There are stories that range from dragonslayers to a man that can switch consciousness with others. Hell, as a science fiction fan, how could you not like this book that has such an awesome binary joke: “What’s the difference between 00110110 and 00100110? 11001011!”?

There are stories in this compilation from people from all over the world, in fact, some of the stories were translated for this collection. Although one could read this book all at once, my recommendation is to read a little bit at a time because it is a bit long and you could enjoy the random stories at your leisure.

I give this book a solid 3 out of 5 because although I enjoyed many of the stories, there were some that I just didn’t like.

To whom would you recommend to read this novel:
I recommend this book to readers that are fans of science fiction and/or fantasy, or for those that want to begin reading stories from either genre.


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