An unabridged audio collection of the "best of the best" science fiction stories published in 2010 by current and emerging masters of the genre as narrated by top voice talents. Stories in this year's collection include "Under the Moons of Venus" by Damien Broderick; "The Shipmaker," winner of the 2011 British Science Ficiton Association Award for short fiction, by Aliette de Bodard; Flower, Mercy, Needle, Chain" by Yoon Ha Lee, "Re-Crossing the Styx" by Ian R. MacLeod; "Eight Miles" by Sean McMullen; Elegy for a Young Elk" by Hannu Rajaniemi; "The Emperor of Mars," winner of the Asimov's Readers' Award for best novelette, by Allen M. Steele; "Alone" by Robert Reed; "A Letter from the Emperor" by Steve Rasnic Tem; and "The Things" by Peter Watts.
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Better than usual anthology
- Grace C.
Good stories, narrators, Bad production
Yes, several of the stories were thought provoking and I would like to listen again and see if there was anything I missed.
The stories are well chosen and I thought the narrators did a decent job, although they came off a bit flat or uneven on occasion. However, the audio quality was just horrible. Everything was understandable, but it sounded as though the entire book was recorded over a phone using a mono tape recorder. I think this detracted from my enjoyment of the first story, but I got used to it. Overall, worth the money and the time. I will be looking some of these authors up for more.