The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fifth Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois, arrived in the mail yesterday. While this anthology is a perennial favorite of mine, this year's edition appears to be even better than the norm (and my opinion has nothing to do with being named to the honorable mention list, although that was a pleasant surprise). As I always do, the first thing I turned to was Gardner's excellent summation of the past year in science fiction. Once again I found his summary to be top-notch, with it both refreshing my memory about a few things and bringing in many points which I had not previously known.
Look for my complete review of the anthology in a few weeks.