The Best Science Fiction Stories and Novels. Ninth Series. ed T.E. Dikty. 1958.
A lengthy novella that ultimately disappoints, the ending sweeping the sfnal elements under the carpet, rather than exploring them.
A journalist in a dead-end job finds more from what would otherwise have been a routine obituary of an aged musician.
A science thriller, although perhaps as suspenseful as it might be.
Understated throughout, and classy.
Just how gullible are the conspiracy theorists?
Excellent issue, with Paul Park the standout, and others from Robert Reed, Charles Oberndorf, Dean Whitlock, John Langan, Robin Aurelian, Marc Laidlaw, Steven Popkes, Kate Wilhelm.
Does the ghostly whistle of a late night train, with no railway nearby, offer an opportunity to escape?
Elizabeth Hand. The Far Shore. A middle-aged man, ballet dancer initially, ballet teacher after an
James Stoddard. The First Editions. Fantasy, in which a bibliophile falls afoul of a fellow
Yesterday’s Tomorrows. Kate Wilhelm. Not a Kate Wilhelm Special Issue as it says on the
An excellent issue, as you might expect with authors of the standing of Stableford, Reed, Wilhelm, Swanwick, Kress and Rusch. Those without that standing (yet) similarly provide top quality. Well, you only have a 400th issue once.
Kathleen Ann Goonan. Memory Dog. The issue opens with a very clever and accomplished story
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.
Stories by : Howard Waldrop, Jake Saunders, Joe Haldeman, John Varley, Kate Wilhelm, Michael Bishop, Steven Utley and Howard Waldrop, Ursula K. Le Guin.
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.
Stories by : Allen Steele, Brian Stableford, Bruce Sterling, Connie Willis, Damon Knight, Dave Wolverton, David Langford, Gene Wolfe., Gregory Benford, Gwyneth Jones, James Patrick Kelly, Joanna Russ, John Brunner, Kate Wilhelm, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Robert Reed, Sheila Finch, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Yves Meynard.
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.
Stories by : Alexander Jablokov, Bruce Sterling, Charles Sheffield, Connie Willis, Greg Egan, Ian McDonald, Ian R. Macleod, James Patrick Kelly, Joe Haldeman, John Brunner, John Kessel, Jonathan Lethem, Kate Wilhelm, Lewis Shiner, Lucius Shepard, Michael Moorcock, Molly Gloss, Mr. Skunk, Nancy Kress, Pat Murphy, Robert Frazier, Robert Silverberg, Ted Chiang, Terry Bisson, Ursula K. Le Guin.
Stories by : Alexander Jablokov, Bruce McAllister, Bruce Sterling, Dean Whitlock, Gene Wolfe., Howard Waldrop, Ian Watson, James Patrick Kelly, Joseph Manzione, Karen Joy Fowler, Kate Wilhelm, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lucius Shepard, Michael Bishop, Michael Flynn, Michael McDowell, Neal Barrett Jr, Octavia E. Butler, Orson Scott Card, Pat Cadigan, Pat Murphy, Paul J. McAuley, R. Garcia y Robertson, Robert Silverberg, Susan Palwick, Ursula K. Le Guin, Walter Jon Williams.
Barry Malzberg, Ben Bova, Damon Knight, David Gerrold, Joe Haldeman, Kate Wilhelm, Martha Soukoup, Mike Resnick, Ursula K. Le Guin
A strong selection of stories. Stories by : Bruce Sterling, Connie Willis, Gregory Benford, James Morrow, John Kessel, Kate Wilhelm, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lucius Shepard, Pat Cadigan, Pat Murphy, Walter Jon Williams
A strong selection of stories, which stand up well some 20 years on. Stories by : Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Isaac Asimov, Judith Moffett, Kate Wilhelm, Lucius Shepard, Orson Scott Card, Suzy McKee Charnas.
Stories by : Doris Pitkin Buck, Edgar Pangborn, Gardner R Dozois, George Zebrowski, Joanna Russ, Kate Wilhelm, Katherine Maclean, Poul Anderson, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Silverberg, Stephen Goldin.
Stories by : Anne McCaffrey, H H Hollis, James E Gunn, Kate Wilhelm, Richard Wilson, Terry Carr
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