Best Science Fiction of the Year 3. ed Terry Carr. Ballantine. 1974.

Stories by : Alfred Bester, F.M. Busby, Gene Wolfe., Harlan Ellison, Jack Vance, James Tiptree Jr, Philip Jose Farmer, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Silverberg, Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda N McIntyre.

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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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