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


Fritz Leiber. Catch That Zeppelin!
Joan D. Vinge and Vernor Vinge. The Peddler’s Apprentice.
Barrington J. Bayley. The Bees of Knowledge.
Lisa Tuttle and George R.R. Martin. The Storms of Windhaven.
Brian M. Stableford. The Engineer and the Executioner.
Michael Bishop. Allegiances.
P.J. Plauger. Child of All Ages.
Stephen Robinett. Helbent 4.
John Brunner. The Protocols of the Elders of Britain.
Richard Cowper. The Custodians.


Short notes made in the 1980s/1990s when reading some of the stories elsewhere :

Lisa Tuttle and George R.R. Martin. The Storms of Windhaven.
Originally in : Analog, May 1975.

Fantasy – a young woman on Windhaven challenges the society that will stop her continuing to use her wings.

P.J. Plauger. Child of all Ages.
Originally in : Analog, March 1975.

Immortality – a ‘child’ that has been so for centuries, and for whom life remains difficult.

Stephen Robinett. Helbent Four.
Originally in : Galaxy October 1975

Sole survivor of AI armada returns to Earth, but is not greeted as the all-conquering hero. Helbent Four struggles to be recognised

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