If you likes your SF to be SF (and if you’re a guy of a certain age), or if you know one such guy and want to buy him a book, the Hugo Awards would be a great choice.
With the exception of the Asimov story, the remainder could all be put forward quite happily as being very good examples of short SF and worthy of their status as Hugo Winners.
The book contains the winning entry for each category from the 47th Convention in Boston,
Introduction The book contains the winning entry for each category from the 44th Convention in
US pbk (amazon.com) IntroductionThis volume followed ‘The Hugo Winners’ (1962), and four further volumes (The
Published at the same time as Vol 4, this volume contains the nine winning stories
The 1973 Hugos get a whole volume to themselves. The volume contains all four winning
‘Hugo Winners Volume III’ followed (not unsurprisingly) the first two volumes of collected Hugo award-winners,
Introduction ‘Hugo Winners Volume II’ followed the first collection of award-winners, but was published in
Introduction Hugo Winners Volume II’ followed the first collection of award-winners, but was published in
Introduction Isaac Asimov introduces this first volume of Hugo winners, beginning with the 1955, 13th