Wastelands – Stories of the Apocalypse ed John Joseph Adams. Night Shade Books, 2008.

This is a very strong collection. Adams has trawled 25 years worth of high quality SF to put together the volume, and there’s an awful lot of good reading to be had.

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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 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, Third Annual Collection. ed. del Rey, 1974

Stories by : Alfred Bester, Clifford D Simak, Cogswell Thomas, Edward Wellen, George R. R. Martin, Kate Wilhelm, Michael Kurland, Norman Spinrad, Poul Anderson, R.A. Lafferty, Robert F. Young, Theodore R. Cogswell, Thomas N. Scortia.

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Best Science Fiction of the Year 10. Terry Carr, Timescape 1981

Stories by : Barry Malzberg, Bob Leman, Clifford D Simak, F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, George R. R. Martin, Howard Waldrop, James Tiptree Jr, John Varley, Michael Swanwick, Philip K. Dick, Suzy McKee Charnas, Zenna Henderson.

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Best Science Fiction of the Year 9. ed Terry Carr. 1980

Stories by : Alfred Bester, George R. R. Martin, Gregory Benford, Melisa Michaels, David Lake, Dean Ing, Philip K. Dick, John Varley, James P. Girard, Vonda N. McIntyre, John Morressy, Rick Gauger, Tanith Lee, George Turner.

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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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Best Science Fiction of the Year 5. ed Terry Carr. 1976

Stories by : Algis Budrys, Cordwainer Smith, Gene Wolfe., George R. R. Martin, Gregory Benford, Harlan Ellison, John Varley, Lisa Tuttle, P.J. Plauger, Richard A. Lupoff, Robert F. Young, Ursula K. Le Guin.

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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 1976 Annual World’s Best SF. edited by Donald A. Wollheim. DAW, 1976

Stories by : Fritz Leiber, Joan D. Vinge and Vernor Vinge, Barrington J. Bayley, Lisa Tuttle and George R.R. Martin, Brian M. Stableford, Michael Bishop, P.J. Plauger, Stephen Robinett, John Brunner, Richard Cowper.

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The 1975 Annual World’s Best SF. edited by Donald A. Wollheim. DAW, 1975

Stories by : George R. R. Martin, Sydney J. Van Scyoc, Bob Shaw, Brian M. Stableford, Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth, Alfred Bester, Gordon R. Dickson, Michael Bishop, Craig Strete, Isaac Asimov. (Content listing only).

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction, First Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. 1984.

I am holding off on reading this volume, which I managed to get a copy of in 2002 on eBay. For the moment, here are the contents, and some story summaries for those stories read in other volumes.

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