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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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 Science Fiction of the Year 12. ed Terry Carr. 1983

Stories by : Robert Silverberg, Bruce Sterling, Joanna Russ, William Gibson, Frederik Pohl, Bill Johnson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Thomas M. Disch, Gregory Benford, Connie Willis, O. Niemand, Nancy Kress, Bruce McAllister.

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Best Science Fiction of the Year 4. ed Terry Carr. Ballantine Books. 1975

Stories by : Bob Shaw, Frederik Pohl, Gordon Eklund and Gregory Benford, Larry Niven, Michael Moorcock, Philip K. Dick, Robert Silverberg, Roger Zelazny, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Tenn.

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Years Best Science Fiction 17th Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois 2000

Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Ben Bova, Charles Sheffield, Chris Lawson, David Marusek, Eleanor Arnason, Frederik Pohl, Geoff Ryman, Greg Egan, Hal Clement, James Patrick Kelly, Kage Baker, Karl Schroder, Kim Stanley Robinson, M. John Harrison, Michael Swanwick, Mike Resnick, Paul J. McAuley, Richard Wadholm, Robert Grossbach, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Sage Walker, Sean Williams, Stephen Baxter, Tanith Lee, Walter Jon Williams.

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Year’s Best Science Fiction, 10th Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. 1993

Stories by : Arthur C. Clarke, Bradley Denton, Connie Willis, Frederik Pohl, Greg Egan, Ian McDonald, Ian R. Macleod, Ian Watson, Joe Haldeman, Jonathon Lethem, Kate Wilhelm, Kathe Koja, L. Sprague de Camp, Lukas Jaeger, Maureen F. McHugh, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Neal Barrett Jr, Pat Cadigan, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Steven Utley, Terry Bisson, Tom Maddox.

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Third Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. 1986

Stories by : Avram Davidson, Bruce Sterling, Frederik Pohl, George R. R. Martin, Howard Waldrop, James Patrick Kelly, James Tiptree Jr, Joe Haldeman, John Crowley, Karen Joy Fowler, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lewis Shiner, Lucius Shepard, Michael Swanwick and William Gibson, Nancy Kress, Orson Scott Card, Pat Cadigan, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Silverberg, S.C. Sykes, Walter Jon Williams

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction, Second Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. 1985

Bruce Sterling, Connie Willis, Elizabeth A. Lynn, Frederik Pohl, Gene Wolfe., Jack Dann, Jack McDevitt, James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel, John Varley, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lewis Shiner, Lucius Shepard, Michael Swanwick, Molly Gloss, Nancy Kress, Octavia E. Butler, Pat Cadigan, R.A. Lafferty, Rena Yount, Richard Cowper, Robert Silverberg, Tanith Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Gibson

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Nebula Award Stories 2 – edited by Brian Aldiss and Harry Harrison. 1967

Eleven uniformly excellent stories, covering most topics you might expect to see : time travel, far future, virtual reality, New Wave, and fantasy. What is perhaps of note is the lack of ‘hard SF’, and the extent to which so many of the stories are fundamentally about humanity, about people.

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