Monday, June 14, 2010

The New Space Opera 2

This one took me a while.

I don't actually remember when I started reading The New Space Opera 2. It had to be at least two weeks ago. For some reason, I struggled to get through these stories. Part of the reason is because most of these stories were dense. Or maybe that was me. Either way, I couldn't make heads or tails of some of these stories. They were clever, they were artistic, and they expanded my knowledge of contemporary sci-fi (all good things). But I just couldn't wrap my head around what some of the stories were about or what happened in them.

There were a few stand-outs, though, stories that made reading this book worthwhile. The Island by Peter Watts, The Lost Princess Man by John Barnes, The Tale of the Wicked by John Scalzi. Catastrophe Baker and A Canticle for Leibowitz. And especially Chameleons by Elizabeth Moon. That one was the best of the bunch, so far as I was concerned.

Anyway, on to more books now that I've conquered this one.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

cool! I love a good short story. These anthologies can be fun, but I also tend to find I like only a handful of them. That's when I usually turn to "best of PARTICULAR AUTHOR" after I find I like their stuff.