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Best Short Fiction of 2000
selected by Mark R. Kelly



Best Books of 2000

The following selections and comments are by Locus reviewer Jonathan Strahan.

A composite Recommended Reading list, comprising recommendations from various Locus reviewers and other contributors, is in work; a preliminary version is posted here; the final list will appear in the February 2001 issue of Locus Magazine.

It was another good year, with a surprising number of excellent books from British writers, a bunch of great collections, and was particularly notable for the quality of big, fat novels by George R.R. Martin, China Miéville, Mary Gentle and others. As always, I didn't come close to reading all of the books that I would have liked to (Mary Gentle's Ash, Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass, and George R.R. Martin's A Storm of Swords are ones I particularly hope to get to), but of those books I did read these were all essential additions to the bookshelf:

If I were pushed to recommend a shorter list, I'd say don't miss the Miéville, Powers, Stewart or Sterling titles. If only one book - don't miss Zeitgeist.

— Jonathan Strahan




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