Best SF 12. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1967

Stories by : Tuli Kupferberg, Harvey Jacobs, Kit Reed, Tommaso Landolfi, Donald Barthelme, J.G. Ballard, Gilbert Thomas, Tuli Kupferberg, John Updike, Hilary Bailey, Bob Shaw, Peter Tate, R.A. Lafferty, Sonya Dorman, Thomas M. Disch, Brian W. Aldiss, Hortense Calisher, Charles L. Harness, R.A. Lafferty, William Burroughs, Fritz Leiber, Dick Allen, J.G. Ballard, Henri Michaux, Katherine MacLean, Carol Emshwiller, Gunter Grass, Samuel R. Delany, Tuli Kupferberg. (Contents only).

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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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World’s Best Science Fiction : 1971. Donald Wollheim/Terry Carr (eds), 1971

Stories by : Arthur Sellings, Bob Shaw, Clifford D Simak, Gerald Jonas, Gordon Eklund, Gregory Benford, H B Hickey, Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Michael G. Coney, Neal Barrett Jr, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Silverberg, Ron Goulart, Theodore Sturgeon. (Contents only.)

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Best SF: 1973. edited by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss. 1974

Stories by : Brian W. Aldiss, Gene Wolfe, Joe W. Haldemn, Josef Nesvadba, Kingsley Amis, Max Beerbohm, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Scheckley, Robert Silverberg, Thomas M. Disch, Tor Age Bringsvaerd, William Harrison.

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Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, Fourth Annual Collection, 1975. ed. del Rey

Stories by : Alan Dean Foster, Carolyn Gloeckner, Clifford D Simak, F.M. Busby, Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth, Gordon R. Dickson, Harlan Ellison, Harry Harrison, Harvey Jacobs, John Brunner, Mildred Downey Broxon, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Silverberg, Stan Nodvik, Vonda N McIntyre.

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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 Stories of the Year, Second Annual Collection. ed. del Rey, 1973

Stories by : C.N. Gloeckner, Donald Noakes, Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth, Gordon Eklund, Isaac Asimov, Jack C. Haldeman, James Tipree Jr, Larry Niven, Phyllis Maclennan, R.A. Lafferty, Robert L. Davis, Robert Silverberg, Thomas N. Scortia, Vernor Vinge, William Rotsler.

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Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year, First Annual Collection. ed. del Rey, 1972

Stories by : Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree Jr., David M. Locke, Harry Harrison, Thomas N. Scortia, Theodore Sturgeon, Burt K. Filer, Harlan Ellison and A. E. Van Vogt, A. Lentini, Poul Anderson, W. MacFarlane, R. A. Lafferty, B. Alan Burhoe, Larry Niven . (Contents only).

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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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Best Science Fiction of the Year 2. ed Terry Carr. Ballantine Books. 1973

Stories by : Ben Bova, Edward Bryant, Frederik Pohl and CM Kornbluth, Gene Wolfe., Gordon Eklund, Grahame Leman, James Tiptree Jr, Joanna Russ, Joe W. Haldeman, Naomi Mitchison, Poul Anderson, R.A. Lafferty, Robert Silverberg, William Rotsler.

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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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The 1974 Annual World’s Best SF. edited by Donald A. Wollheim. DAW, 1974

Stories by : Robert Sheckley, R.A. Lafferty, Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson, Norman Spinrad, Vadim Shefner, Harlan Ellison, E.C. Tubb, Gordon Eklund, Michael Bishop, Clifford D. Simak. (Contents only.)

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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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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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World’s Best Science Fiction : 1968. Donald Wollheim/Terry Carr (eds), 1968

Stories by Richard Wilson, Samuel R Delany, Colin Kapp, R A Lafferty, Isaac Asimov, Robert Silverberg, Thomas M Disch, Rogert Zelazny, Andrew J. Offutt, Harlan Ellison, Ron Goulart, Keith Roberts, R A Lafferty, Larry Niven, Brian W Aldiss, D G Compton.

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