Year’s Best SF 15. (eds Hartwell/Cramer, Eos Books, 2010).

As ever, a strong collection of stories, albeit fairly ‘safe’ in terms of a relatively narrow range of sources.

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Rich Horton. The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2009.

A late arrival on my doorstep, and it’s taken much longer to finish the review than I had hoped. Note to self : faster dude, faster!

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Jonathan Strahan. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year. Volume 3.

A collection of excellent stories.

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Rich Horton. Science Fiction The Best of the Year 2008 Edition.

As has been the case with others in his take on the year’s best SF there is less I agree with than is the case with the other year’s best volumes.

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Year’s Best Science Fiction, 26th Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. St. Martins Griffin, 2009

Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Aliette de Bodard, Charles Coleman Finlay, Daryl Gregory, Dominic Green, Elizabeth Bear, Garth Nix, Geoff Ryman, Gord Sellar, Greg Egan, Gwyneth Jones, Hannu Rajaniemi, Ian McDonald, James Alan Garner, James. L. Cambias, Jay Lake, Karl Schroeder, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mary Robinette Kowal, Mary Rosenblum, Maureen F. McHugh, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul McAuley, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Ted Kosmatka

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Year’s Best SF 14. ed David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. Eos Books 2009

Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Ann Halam, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette, Jason Sanford, Jeff VanderMeer, Karl Schroeder and Tobias S. Buckell, Kathleen Ann Goonan, M Rickert, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Swanwick, Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Robert Reed, Rudy Rucker, Sue Burke, Ted Chiang, Ted Kosmatka, Vandana Singh.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two. ed Jonathan Strahan, Night Shade Books, 2008.

Stories by : Ted Chiang, Peter S. Beagle, Charles Stross, Greg Egan, Daryl Gregory, Jeffrey Ford, Holly Black, Ted Kosmatka, Alex Irvine, Daniel Abraham, Nancy Kress, Bruce Sterling, Theodore Goss, Neil Gaiman, Stephen Baxter, Ken Macleod, Susan Palwick, Michael Swanwick, M. Rickert, Tony Daniel, Elizabeth Hand, Chris Roberson, Elizabeth Bear, Kelly Link.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume One. ed Jonathan Strahan, Night Shade Books, 2007.

Stories by : Neil Gaiman, Peter S. Beagle, Cory Doctorow, Ellen Klages, Christopher Rowe, Margo Langanan, Walter Jon Williams, Jeffrey Ford, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Frances Hardinge, Tim Powers, Paolo Bacigalupi, Geoff Ryman, Jay Lake, Robert Charles Wilson, M. Rickert, Robert Reed, Kelly Link, Elizabeth Hand, Connie Willis, Paul Di Filippo, Gene Wolfe, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Ian McDonald

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Best SF 12. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1967

Stories by : Tuli Kupferberg, Harvey Jacobs, Kit Reed, Tommaso Landolfi, Donald Barthelme, J.G. Ballard, Gilbert Thomas, Tuli Kupferberg, John Updike, Hilary Bailey, Bob Shaw, Peter Tate, R.A. Lafferty, Sonya Dorman, Thomas M. Disch, Brian W. Aldiss, Hortense Calisher, Charles L. Harness, R.A. Lafferty, William Burroughs, Fritz Leiber, Dick Allen, J.G. Ballard, Henri Michaux, Katherine MacLean, Carol Emshwiller, Gunter Grass, Samuel R. Delany, Tuli Kupferberg. (Contents only).

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The Tenth Annual of the Year’s Best SF. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1965

Stories by : Kit Reed, Richard Wilson, Arthur C. Clarke, Mack Reynolds, Stephen Becker, John D. MacDonald, James D. Houston, Russell Baker, Rick Raphael, Josef Nesvadba, Thomas M. Disch, Romain Gary, Fritz Leiber, Frank Roberts, James T. Farrell, Hap Cawood, Bruce Simmonds, Larry Eisenberg, Jack Sharkey, Roger Zelazny, J.G. Ballard, Arthur Porges, Donald Hall, Normal Kagan, Morgan Kent, Jose Maria Gironella, M.E. White, Robert Wallace, David R. Bunch, Philip H. Smith and Alan E. Nourse, John Brunner, Robert Rohrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer. (Contents only).

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The Ninth Annual of the Year’s Best SF. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1964

Stories by : William Tenn, Fred Saberhagen, Peter Redgrove, R. Bretnor, John Gallagher, Alfred Bester, Allan Danzig, Bruce McAllister, Lloyd Biggle Jr. Fritz Leiber, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, Julius Feiffer, Bernard Malamud, J.F. Bone, Walt & Leigh Richmond, Fredric Brown, Frank A. Javor, Ray Nelson, Ben Bova, Andre Maurois, W.J.J. Gordon, Hal Clement, Mort Gerberg, Cliff Owsley, E.C. Tubb, Gerald Kersh, Cordwainer Smith. (Contents only).

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The Eighth Annual of the Year’s Best SF. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1963

Stories by : Gerald Kersh, R.A. Lafferty, Harry Harrison, Jack Finney, R.C. Fitzpatrick, John Brunner, Fritz Leiber, Poul Anderson, Vance Aandahl, James White, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, William F. Nolan, Arnold M. Auerbach, Russell Baker, J.G. Ballard, William Sambrot, George Whitley, Brian Cleve, Fredric Brown, Mark Clifton, Mack Reynolds, Frederik Pohl, Bertrand Russell, Edward Wellen, Zenna Henderson, Karen Anderson, Gordon R. Dickson. (Contents only)

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The Seventh Annual of the Year’s Best SF. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1962

Stories by : Conrad Aiken, Kaatje Hurlbut, George P. Elliott, Robert Beverly Hale, David Rome, Julian F. Grow, R. Bretnor, Muriel Spark, George Bamber, Robert F. Young, Fredric Brown, Jule Feiffer, John Dos Passos, Ward Moore, Leo Szillard, J.F. Bone, Mack Reynolds, Lawrence Durrell, Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth. (Contents only.)

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The Sixth Annual of the Year’s Best SF. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1961

Stories by : Holley Cantine, Bernard Wolfe, Ward Moore, R.C. Phelan, Felicia Lamport, Michael Ffolkes, Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Lockhard, Shel Silverstein, John Brunner, Roger Price, Henry Slesar, Lester del Rey, Howard Fast, Christopher Anvil, Elizabeth Emmett, Isaac Asimov, Marshall King, William Sambrot, Frederic Brown, R. Bretnor, Rosel George Brown, Walt Kelly, Zenna Henderson, Joseph Whitehill, Ray Bradbury, Hilbert Schenck Jr., Dean McLaughlin, Kingsley Amis, Richard McKenna, Brian W. Aldiss. (Contents only).

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The Fifth Annual of the Year’s Best SF. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1960

Stories by : Damon Knight, Jack Finney, Avram Davidson, Cordwainer Smith, Ray Bradbury, Gordon R. Dickson, Jack Sharkey, Daniel Keyes, John W. Campbell Jr., Ralph Davidson, Clifford D. Simak, Fritz Leiber, Roger Price, Carol Emshwiller, Randall Garret, Darrel T. Langart, J.G. Ballard, Will Worthington, Theodore Sturgeon, Lawrence Block, Mark Clifton, Hilbert Schenk Jr. (Contents only).

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Years Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy 4th Annual Volume. ed Judith Merril. Dell, 1959

Stories by Carol Emshwiller, J.F. BOne, Richard Gehman, Robert Sheckley, Rog Phillips, Gerald Kersh, Theodore L. Thomas, R. M. McKenna, Fritz Leiber, Avram Davidson, Brian W. Aldiss, E. C. Tubb, Arthur Zirul, Theodore Sturgeon, John Steinbeck, Avram Davidson

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The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy Second Annual Volume ed Judith Merril 1957

Stories by John Bernard Daley, C.M. Kornbluth, Theodore L Thomas, E L Malpas, R Bretnor, Algis Budrys, Damon Knight, Isaac Asimov, Randall Garrett, Ray Russell, Robert Nathan, Roger Thorne, Robert Abernathy, Mack Reynolds, J G Ballard, Theodore Sturgeon, Garson Kanin

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World’s Best Science Fiction : 1971. Donald Wollheim/Terry Carr (eds), 1971

Stories by : Arthur Sellings, Bob Shaw, Clifford D Simak, Gerald Jonas, Gordon Eklund, Gregory Benford, H B Hickey, Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Michael G. Coney, Neal Barrett Jr, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Silverberg, Ron Goulart, Theodore Sturgeon. (Contents only.)

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World’s Best Science Fiction : 1970. Donald Wollheim/Terry Carr (eds), 1970

Stories by : Richard Wilson, Robert Silverberg, Larry Niven, Alexei Panshin, Suzette Haden Elgin, James Tiptree Jr., Keith Roberts, Michael G Coney, Harlan Ellison, Bruce McAllister, Fritz Leiber, Ursula K Le Guin, Norman Spinrad. (Content listing only)

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Best SF: 1975. edited by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss. 1976

Stories by : Algis Budrys, Lisa Tuttle, Thomas M Disch, Barry N Malzberg, Peter Redgrove, Richard Cowper, Stephen Robinett, M John Harrison, John Updike, Joe Haldeman, Louis Phillips, Michael Moorcock (Contents only).

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Best SF: 1974. edited by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss. 1975

Stories by : Alfred Bester, Angela Carter, Craig Strete, Doris Piserchie, Ian Watson, James Tiptree Jr., Kate Wilhelm, Kit Reed, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert R. Olsen, Sydney J. Van Scyoc, Thomas Baum.

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Best SF: 1973. edited by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss. 1974

Stories by : Brian W. Aldiss, Gene Wolfe, Joe W. Haldemn, Josef Nesvadba, Kingsley Amis, Max Beerbohm, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Scheckley, Robert Silverberg, Thomas M. Disch, Tor Age Bringsvaerd, William Harrison.

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Best SF: 1972. edited by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss. 1973

Stories by : Ken W. Purdy, Brian W. Aldiss, James E. Gunn, Jonathan Ela, Keith Roberts, Robert F. Young, Andre Carneiro, Alex Hamilton, Howard L. Myers, Victor Sabah, Christopher Priest, Joe W Haldeman.

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Best SF : 1971. edited by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss. 1972

Stories by : Arnold M. Auerbach, Arthur C Clarke, B. Alan Burhoe, Barry N. Malzberg, Brian W. Aldiss, Charles Baxter, Cynthia Ozick, Donald Barthelme, Gahan Wilson, James Blish, Kingsley Amis, Lawrence Sail, Norman Spinrad, Richard E. Peck, Robert Sheckley, Steven Herbst, Steven Schrader, Thomas M. Disch.

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Best SF: 1970. edited by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss, 1971.

Stories by : Robin Scott WIlson, Slawomir Mrozek, Robert Silverberg, Josef Nesvadba, Jerry Farber, Naomia Mitchison, Hayden Howard, Robert Coover, Thomas M. Disch, William Earls, Gleb Anfilov, Gene Wolfe, Alvin Greenberg, Kris Neville and K.M. O’Donnell.

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Best SF: 1969. edited by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss. 1970

Stories by : Algis Budrys, Anthony Burgess, Brian W. Aldiss, Bruce McAllister, Frederik Pohl, J.G. Ballard, James Tiptree, John Hartridge, Joseph Wesley, Jr, Ken W. Purdy, P. g. Wyal, Paul Ehrlich, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin.

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Best SF: 1968. edited by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss. 1969

Stories by : Bob Shaw, David I. Masson, Fritz Leiber, Isaac Asimov, J.R. Pierce, John D. MacDonald, K.M. O’Donnell, kit reed, Mack Reynolds, Robert Sheckley, Robert Silverberg, Stephen Goldin, Theodore Sturgeon

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Best SF: 1967. edited by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss. 1968

Stories by : A. Bertram Chandler, Ben Bova, C. C. Shackleton, Frank M. Robinson, Fritz Leiber, Gary Wright, Harlan Ellison, J.G. Ballard, James Thurber, John T. Sladek, Keith Laumer, kit reed, Kris Neville, Robert Silverberg.

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Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year Tenth Annual Collection. ed. Dozois. 1981

Stories by : Howard Waldrop, Larry Niven, Michael Swanwick, Isaac Asimov, George R. R. Martin, Edward Bryant, James Tiptree Jr., Naomi Mitchison, Gene Wolfe, Suzy McKee Charnas.

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Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year Ninth Annual Collection. ed. Dozois. 1980

Stories by : Dean Ing, Edward Bryant, George R. R. Martin, Gregory Benford, Hilbert Schenck, Jack Dann, James P. Girard, Joe Haldeman, Michael Bishop, Suzy McKee Charnas.

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Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year Eighth Annual Collection. ed. Dozois 1979

Stories by : Bernard Deitchman, Christoper Priest, Gene Wolfe., Gregory Benford, Isaac Asimov, James P. Girard, Joan D. Vinge, John Varley, Michael Bishop, Phyllis Eisenstein, Thomas M. Disch.

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Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year Seventh Annual Collection. ed. Dozois

Stories by : Edward Bryant, George R. R. Martin, John Varley, Michael Bishop, Raccoona Sheldon, Spider Robinson and Jeanne Robinson, Steven Utley and Howard Waldrop.

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Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year Fifth Annual Collection. ed. del Rey, 1976

Stories by : Clifford D Simak, Hayford Peirce, Joan D. and Vernor Vinge, Liz Hufford, P.J. Plauger, Phyllis Eisenstein, Poul Anderson, Robert Hoskins, Stephen Robinett

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