Celebration. ed Ian Whates. NewCon Press, 2008

This is a good collection featuring some strong stories by many of the biggest names in British SF.

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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 Science Fiction Novellas of the Year 1. ed Terry Carr. 1979

Prior to the launching of Gardner Dozois’ jumbo-sized ‘Years Best SF’ series in 1984, the annual anthology market had consisted of considerably slimmer volumes which could squeeze in nine or ten stories at best. Terry Carr was several years into his annual collection series, which had started in 1972, when he experimented with a companion publication, consisting of half a dozen novellas. The series lasted only two years. Stories by : Christopher Priest, Donald Kingsbury, Gene Wolfe, Joan D. Vinge, John Varley, Michael Bishop.

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Best Science Fiction of the Year 6. ed Terry Carr. 1977

Stories by : Christopher Priest, Damon Knight, Fritz Leiber, Gene Wolfe., George R. R. Martin, Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov, Jack Williamson, James Tiptree Jr, John Varley, Steven Utley and Howard Waldrop.

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Science Fiction The Best of 2002, edited by Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber. ibooks, 2003

With the SF community having being served for two decades by the Dozois annual collection, producing an anthology with only a dozen stories is going to be challenging. The Silverberg/Haber collection makes it even more difficult as the majority of the stories are from the first half of 2002.

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The 1972 Annual World’s Best SF. edited by Donald A. Wollheim. DAW, 1972

The Fourth Profession. Larry Niven. Quark/4. Aliens, known as The Monks due to their habits (the ones they wear, as

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