Best SF Index to Reviews

I’ve been reading SF since 1969. Building a database of reviews since 1994. Running Best SF since 2000. You will find some thousands of reviews on the site, with stories dating from the 1950s to now.

Currently published Year’s Best SF Anthologies

Jonathan Strahan’s ‘Year’s Best Science Fiction’ : 1 (2020) | 2 (2021))

Neil Clarke’s ‘Best Science Fiction of the Year’ : 1 (2016) | 2 (2017) | 3 (2018) | 4 (2019) | 5 (2020) | 6 (2021)

Rich Horton’s ‘Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy’ : 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Year’s Best SF Anthologies no longer published

Jonathan Strahan’s ‘Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year’ : 1 (2007) | 2 (2008) | 3 (2009) | 4 2010) | 5 (2011) | 6 (2012) | 7 (2013) | 8 (2014) | 9 (2015) | 10 (2016) | 11 (2017) | 12 (2018) | 13 (2019)

Gardner Dozois’ ‘Year’s Best Science Fiction’ : 1 (1984) | 2 (1985) | 3 (1986) | 4 (1987) | 5 (1988) | 6 (1989) | 7 (1990) | 8 (1991) | 9 (1992) | 10 (1993) | | 11 (1994) | 12 (1995) | 13 (1996) | 14 (1997) | 15 (1998) | 16 (1999) | 17 (2000) | 18 (2001) | 19 (2002) | 20 (2003) | 21 (2004) | 22 (2005) | 23 (2006) | 24 (2007) | 25 (2008) | 26 (2009) | 27 (2010) | 28 (2011) | 29 (2012) | 30 (2013) | 31 (2014) | 32 (2015) | 33 (2016) | 34 (2017) | 35 (2018)

Bleiler/Dikty’s ‘The Best Science Fiction Stories’ : I’ve got some US editions and some UK editions (which are smaller books with fewer stories), which I’m currently working my way through, so keep checking back: 1949 | 1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957(not published) | 1958.

Terry Carr’s ‘Best Science Fiction of the Year’ : 1 (1972) | 2 (1973) | 3 (1974) | 4 (1975) | 5 (1976) | 6 (1977) | 7 (1978) | 8 (1979) | 9 (1980) | 10 (1981) | 11 (1982) | 12 (1983) | 13 (1984) | 14 (1985) | 15 (1986) | 16 (1987) Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year : 1 (1979) | 2 (1980)

Lester Del Rey/Gardner Dozois’s ‘Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year’ : 1 (1972) | 2(1973) | 3 (1974) | 4 (1975) | 5 (1976) | 6 (1977) | 7 (1978) | 8 (1979) | 9 (1980) | 10(1981)

Harry Harrison/Brian Aldiss’ ‘Best SF’ : Best SF 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 |

David G. Hartwell’s ‘Year’s Best SF’ : The Year’s Best SF (1996) | 2 (1997) | 3 (1998) | 4 (1999) | 5 (2000) | 6 (2001) | 7 (2002) | 8 (2003) | 9 (2004) | 10 (2005) | 11 (2006) | 12 (2007) | 13 (2008) | 14 (200) | 15 (2010) | 16 (2011) | 17 (2012) | 18 (2013)

Judith Merril’s ‘Year’s Best SF’ : The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy (1956) | Second Annual Volume (1957) | 3rd Annual Volume (1958) | 4th Annual Volume (1959) | Fifth Annual (1960) | Sixth Annual (1961) | Seventh Annual (1962) | Eighth (1963) | Ninth (1964) | Tenth (1965) | Eleventh (1966) | 12 (1967)

Robert Silverberg/Karen Harber and then Karen Harber/Jonathan Strahan’s ‘Science Fiction : the Best of’ :Science Fiction : the best of 2001 | Science Fiction : the best of 2002 | Science Fiction : the best of 2003 | Science Fiction : the best of 2004

Donald A. Wollheim’s ‘Annual World’s Best SF’ : The 1972 Annual World’s Best SF | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 |

Donald A. Wollheim/Terry Carr’s ‘World’s Best Science Fiction’ : World’s Best Science Fiction : 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972. | 1973 After Wollheim and Carr went their separate ways, the final two volumes were edited by Pohl and then Ackerman.

Award Winner collections

Nebula Award Winners : 1 (1966) | 2 (1967) | 3 (1968) | 4 (1969) | 5 (1970) | 6 (1971) | 7 (1972) | 8 (1973) | 9 (1974) | 10 (1975) | 11 (1976) | 12 (1977) | 13 (1978) | 14 (1979) | 15 (1980) | 16 (1981) | 17 (1982) | 18 (1983) | 19 (1984) | 20 (1985) | 21 (1986) | 22 (1988) | 23 (1989) | 24 (1990) | 25 (1991) | 26 (1992) | 27 (1993) | 28 (1994) | 29 (1995) | 30 (1996) | 31 (1997) | 32 (1998) | 33 (1999) | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | |2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Hugo Award Winners (no longer published) : The Hugo Winners (1964) | The Hugo Winners 1963-1967 (1971) | The Hugo Winners 1968-1970 (1971) | The Hugo Winners Volume 3(Part I)1970-1972, ed Isaac Asimov | The Hugo Winners Volume 3(Part II) – 1973, ed Isaac Asimov | The Hugo Winners Volume 5 – 1980-1983, ed Isaac Asimov, 1986 | The New Hugo Winners, Isaac Asimov, Baen Books, 1989 | The New Hugo Winners, Volume II, Presented by Isaac Asimov, edited by Martin H Greenberg, Baen Books, 1991″ | The New Hugo Winners, Volume III, Connie Willis (ed), Baen Books, 1994 | The New Hugo Winners, Volume IV, Gregory Benford (ed), Baen Books, 1997 | The Hugo Award Showcase 2010 Volume. (ed Mary Robinette Kowal, Prime Books 2010) (There’s a convoluted publishing history regarding US/UK and hardback/paperback volumes!)

Other reviews

Individual Story Reviews : Individual Stories – well over a thousand stories from magazines, websites, and anthologies.

Magazines : Analog | Asimovs | F&SF | Interzone | Spectrum SF (2000 – 2002) 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

Anthologies (most of these for sale): John Joseph Adams : Wastelands – stories of the apocalypse (2008) | John Joseph Adams and Hugh Adams : The End is Nigh (2014) | The End is Now (2014) | The End has Come (2015) | Lou Anders : Live Without a New (2003) | Fast Forward 1 (2007) | Fast Forward 2 (2008) | John L. Apostolou and Martin H. Greenberg : The Best Japanese Science Fiction Stories (1997) | Mike Ashley : The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF (2010) | Stephen Baxter : Phase Space | Traces (1998) | Adam Boucher : Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sixth Series (1957) | Keith Brooke and Nick Gevers : Infinity Plus Two (2003) | Jim Burns : Imago : the fantasy art of Jim Burns | Pete Butler : Triangulation – End of Time (2007) | Pat Cadigan : The Ultimate Cyberpunk (2002) | Dario Ciriello : Panverse 3 (2011) | Peter Crowther : futures (2001) | infinities (2002) | cities (2003) | Constellations (2005) | Forbidden Planets (2006) | We Think, Therefore We Are (2009) | Jetse de Vries : Shine (2010) | Paul di Filippo : Babylon Sisters and Other Posthumans () | Little Doors (2003) | Gardner Dozois : Geodesic Dreams : the short fiction of Gardner Dozois | One Million A.D. (2005) | Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan : The New Space Opera (2007) | The New Space Opera 2 (2009) | Noreen Doyle : Otherworldly Maine (2008) | Edward L. Ferman and Gordon van Gelder : The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, the Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology | Nick Gevers : Extraordinary Engines : the definitive steampunk anthology (2008) | Nick Gevers and Marty Halpern : Is Anybody Out There? (2010) | James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel : The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009) | George Mann : The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction (2007) | The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Volume Two (2008) | Paul McAuley : Little Machines | MIT Technology Review : trsf : The Best New Science Fiction (2011)| Twelve Tomorrows (2013) | Parsec Inc : Triangulation – End of the Rainbow (2010) | David Pringle : The Ant-Men of Tibet and Other Stories (2001) | Alastair Reynolds : Diamond Dogs Turquoise Days : tales from the Revelation Space Universe (2003) | Galactic North (2006) | Zima Blue and Other Stories (2006) | Deep Navigation (2010) | Robert Silverberg : Far Horizons (1999) | Science Fiction 101 (2001) | Bruce Sterling : Mirrorshades : the Cyberpunk Anthology (1986) | Jonathan Strahan : The Starry Rift (2008)| Eclipse 3 (2009) | Engineering Infinity (2011) | Edge of Infinity (2012) | Reach for Infinity (2014)| Meeting Infinity (2015) | Charles Stross : Toast : and other rusted futures | Ian Whates : Time Pieces (2006) | disLocations (2007) | Celebration (2008) | Subterfuge (2008)| Conflicts (2010) | Further Conflicts (2011) | Solaris Rising (2011) | | Solaris Rising 1.5 (2012) | Solaris Rising 2 (2013) | Solaris Rising 3 (2014) | Neil Williamson and Andrew J. Wilson : Nova Scotia : new Scottish speculative fiction (2005)

Chapbooks and novels (most of these for sale): Brian Aldiss. Sanity and the Lady. PS Publishing, 2004. | Stephen Baxter. Mayflower II. PS Publishing 2004 | Stephen Baxter. Riding the Rock. PS Publishing, 2003. | Stephen Baxter. Reality Dust. PS Publishing, 2003. | Terry Bisson. Dear Abbey. PS Publishing 2003 | Eric Brown. Approaching Omega. Telos Publishing, 2005. | Eric Brown. The Extraordinary Voyage of Jules Verne. PS Publishing, 2005. | Richard Calder. The Twist. (Four Walls Eight Windows 2003) | Cory Doctorow. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town. Tor, 2005. | Paul Di Filippo. A Year in Linear City. PS Publishing, 2003. | Paul Di Filippo. A Princess of the Linear Jungle. (PS Publishing 2010) | Mary Gentle. Under the Penitence. PS Publishing, 2004. | Gary Greenwood. Jigsaw Men. (PS Publishing, 2004). | Peter F. Hamilton. Watching Trees Grow. (PS Publishing 2002) | James Patrick Kelly. Burn. Tachyon Publications, 2005. | Paul J. McAuley. Making History. PS Publishing 2003. | Ken Macleod. The Highway Men. (Sandstone Vista, March 2006.) | Ken MacLeod. The Human Front. PS Publishing, 2003. | Ian McDonald. Tendeleo’s Story. PS Publishing, 2003. | China Mieville. The Tain. PS Publishing, 2003. | Alastair Reynolds. The Six Directions of Space. Subterranean Press, 2008. | Alastair Reynolds. Understanding Time and Space. Birmingham Science Fiction Group, 2005. | Alastair Reynolds. Century Rain. Gollancz, 2005. | Alastair Reynolds. Absolution Gap. Gollancz, 2005. | Adam Roberts. Park Polar. PS Publishing, 2003. | Adam Roberts. Jupiter Magnified. PS Publishing, 2003.