The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3
Edited by Allan Kaster
Review by Linda Marie Schumacher
Infinivox ISBN/ITEM#: 9781884612961
Date: 29 July 2011
Great SF short stories in CD format. Fun to read and very diverse.
The Year's Top Ten Tales of Science Fiction 3 is a diverse volume of short stories that cover a wide range of topics. This particular edition is in the CD version. I am relatively new to the SF genre and techno-SF is my favorite. Some stories are technical, but others include zombies and some are just plain weird. I will cover some of the basic plotlines of a few here in my review:
"Re-Crossing the Styx", by Ian R. MacLeod, takes place on a pleasure cruise where the passengers are Zombies. Here, organ replacement and joint replacement and brain reprogramming has become commonplace so people are virtually immortal. Unfortunately the skin cannot keep up and the people look awful and require a person to take care of them. A love story ensures between a crewmember and one of the zombie minders and the plot takes several twists and turns that I found very interesting and surprising.I enjoy reading the different stories and I recommend the collection. All the stories are wonderful and vary a great deal. Since I am relatively new to the SF genre, it is a great introduction to the various sub-genres. The CD format is great for reading as you drive the car and short stories are great for quick trips like driving to work or visiting friends across town. It is a great collection that hard-core SF fans and novices will both enjoy.