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; and more.
"Better than usual anthology"
"Time Considered as a Series of Thermite Burns in No Particular Order" is a clever and very funny time travel romp. "The Beancounter's Cat" is set in a far future with Clarkean science sufficiently advanced to appear magical. "Walls of Flesh, Bars of Bone" (with Barbara Lamar) is another look at the mystery of human destiny. "Under the Moons of Venus" is a remarkable, evocative homage to one of SF's greats.
The Mad Goat Mystery by Jonathan Harlen - "Dandruff's never charged at anybody in his life," the farmer said. "He wouldn't hurt a fly." So why has he gone totally berserk?
Jenny Kane loves weird science - but it's gone way, WAY out of control. Her mother's moved out, her dad's still moping around, and she's not sure how to cope any longer. And she keeps getting these weird phone calls from a scientist named Rod who's...where?...when? - another time zone? Another time altogether? Another reality? But that'd be crazy, wouldn't it? She also has the strangest feeling that she's done all this before. Who's this odd boy she just crashed into - this Tristan?
Poor Jack Wong is a clueless cadet at the Unified Space Academy when his pod is stranded on a planet of disgusting aliens. All he wants to do, other than escape, is to fulfill his proud duty to advance Earth Culture's Primary Heuristic: "Wherever possible, find the weak spot in an alien civilization and interfere as much as possible for the benefit of humanity." It's the Human's Burden! But everything comes unstuck, made worse by his irritating Machiavellian AI. And that's just the start of Jack's troubles in space and time....
The Lighthouse Secret by Penny Garnsworthy; The Giant Scrub Python by Grace MacDonald Baldwin; Uncorked! by Archimede Fusillo; and Jack and the Skyhook by Damien Broderick.