Saturday, January 16, 2010

Strange Horizons 2009 in Review

There’s a lot to like in the Strange Horizons’ overview of 2009: diverse voices citing a diverse group of science fiction related books and movies. Some of the books predate 2009, reflecting what reviewers read in 2009. Niall Harrison summarizes:
... the most popular fiction books in this year’s Strange Horizons best of the year round-up were, first, The City & The City by China Mieville, second, In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield, and third equal, Ark by Stephen Baxter and Cloud & Ashes by Greer Gilman.
Also receiving repeated mention: nonfiction On Joanna Russ edited by Farah Mendlesohn, young adult novel Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge, and feature film Moon.

I have some catching up to do, which I always say about this time of year.

The Strange Horizons overview makes an interesting comparison with Jeff VanderMeer’s Amazon Top Ten Science Fiction and Fantasy for 2009.

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