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FOUR WOMEN. FOUR. OUT OF TWENTY-SEVEN. I didn't do the research to check the ratio of authors of colour, but I'm pretty sure it's low to nonexistent; and, as usual, the authors are all Anglophones. Can you really say this is the 'year's best' when you haven't considered the rest of the world? I understand that the editor is somewhat constrained by other people's choices in a reprint anthology, but Dozois was a magazine editor himself at the time, so I don't let him off on those grounds. I might cut him some slack if he got anywhere near a reasonable ratio, but, as discussed above, FOUR. I'm glad he supports Eleanor Arnason's short work (I got this out of the library for her story, which is wonderful), but there are probably other people-who-aren't-white-dudes doing great work that he could be supporting too, you know?