Best Science Fiction of the Year 14. ed Terry Carr. 1985

John Varley. Press Enter [].

Originally in : Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

A particularly menacing computer terminal.

Connie Willis. Blued Moon.
Originally in : Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, January 1984

An off-beat look at the laws of probability.

Charles L. Harness. Summer Solstice.
Originally in : Analog, June 1984.

Eratosthenes in ancient Greece is coming to the conclusion that the earth is round. He is aided by an extra-terrestrial.

Gardner Dozois. Morning Child.
Originally in : Omni, January 1984

Disturbing aftermath of WWIII, in which the relationship between a father and son changes throughout the day.

George Alec Effinger. The aliens who knew, I mean, everything.
Originally in : Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1984.

The nuhp arrive, and are soon irritating the hell out of their guests.

Tanith Lee. A day in the skin, (or, the century we were out of them).
Originally in : Habitats.

Disaster on a far-off planet leaves the Company with a radical option for dealing with too few bodies for the frozen egos held in the computer.

Bob Leman. Instructions.
Originally in : Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1984.

A set of extra-terrestrial instructions which have to be followed to the letter. But to what purpose?

Kim Stanley Robinson. The Lucky Strike.
Originally in : Universe 14

An alternate history in which the pilot of the Enola Gay is unable to go through with his mission.

Lee Montgomerie. Green Hearts.
Originally in : Interzone, Winter 1984/1985

Bio-genetics and the use of vegetables.

Octavia E. Butler. Bloodchild.
Originally in : Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, June 1984

Disturbing human-alien symbiotic relationship.

Michael Swanwick. Trojan Horse.
Originally in : Omni, December 1984.

Human-computer interfacing leading to god-like powers.

Pamela Sargent. Fears.
Originally in : Light Years and Dark

One of the few women left masquerades as a man in order to survive.

Nancy Kress. Trinity.
Originally in : Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, October 1984

Twins are used in an attempt to achieve a trance-like state necessary to summon God.

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