February 2004

Merril Reviews Year's Best

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).

Merril Reviews Year's Best

The Tenth Annual of the Year’s Best SF. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1965

Stories by : Kit Reed, Richard Wilson, Arthur C. Clarke, Mack Reynolds, Stephen Becker, John D. MacDonald, James D. Houston, Russell Baker, Rick Raphael, Josef Nesvadba, Thomas M. Disch, Romain Gary, Fritz Leiber, Frank Roberts, James T. Farrell, Hap Cawood, Bruce Simmonds, Larry Eisenberg, Jack Sharkey, Roger Zelazny, J.G. Ballard, Arthur Porges, Donald Hall, Normal Kagan, Morgan Kent, Jose Maria Gironella, M.E. White, Robert Wallace, David R. Bunch, Philip H. Smith and Alan E. Nourse, John Brunner, Robert Rohrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer. (Contents only).

Merril Reviews Year's Best

The Ninth Annual of the Year’s Best SF. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1964

Stories by : William Tenn, Fred Saberhagen, Peter Redgrove, R. Bretnor, John Gallagher, Alfred Bester, Allan Danzig, Bruce McAllister, Lloyd Biggle Jr. Fritz Leiber, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, Julius Feiffer, Bernard Malamud, J.F. Bone, Walt & Leigh Richmond, Fredric Brown, Frank A. Javor, Ray Nelson, Ben Bova, Andre Maurois, W.J.J. Gordon, Hal Clement, Mort Gerberg, Cliff Owsley, E.C. Tubb, Gerald Kersh, Cordwainer Smith. (Contents only).

Merril Reviews Year's Best

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)

Merril Reviews Year's Best

The Seventh Annual of the Year’s Best SF. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1962

Stories by : Conrad Aiken, Kaatje Hurlbut, George P. Elliott, Robert Beverly Hale, David Rome, Julian F. Grow, R. Bretnor, Muriel Spark, George Bamber, Robert F. Young, Fredric Brown, Jule Feiffer, John Dos Passos, Ward Moore, Leo Szillard, J.F. Bone, Mack Reynolds, Lawrence Durrell, Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth. (Contents only.)

Merril Reviews Year's Best

The Sixth Annual of the Year’s Best SF. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1961

Stories by : Holley Cantine, Bernard Wolfe, Ward Moore, R.C. Phelan, Felicia Lamport, Michael Ffolkes, Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Lockhard, Shel Silverstein, John Brunner, Roger Price, Henry Slesar, Lester del Rey, Howard Fast, Christopher Anvil, Elizabeth Emmett, Isaac Asimov, Marshall King, William Sambrot, Frederic Brown, R. Bretnor, Rosel George Brown, Walt Kelly, Zenna Henderson, Joseph Whitehill, Ray Bradbury, Hilbert Schenck Jr., Dean McLaughlin, Kingsley Amis, Richard McKenna, Brian W. Aldiss. (Contents only).

Merril Reviews Year's Best

The Fifth Annual of the Year’s Best SF. Judith Merril. Simon & Schuster 1960

Stories by : Damon Knight, Jack Finney, Avram Davidson, Cordwainer Smith, Ray Bradbury, Gordon R. Dickson, Jack Sharkey, Daniel Keyes, John W. Campbell Jr., Ralph Davidson, Clifford D. Simak, Fritz Leiber, Roger Price, Carol Emshwiller, Randall Garret, Darrel T. Langart, J.G. Ballard, Will Worthington, Theodore Sturgeon, Lawrence Block, Mark Clifton, Hilbert Schenk Jr. (Contents only).

Merril Reviews Year's Best

Years Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy 4th Annual Volume. ed Judith Merril. Dell, 1959

Stories by Carol Emshwiller, J.F. BOne, Richard Gehman, Robert Sheckley, Rog Phillips, Gerald Kersh, Theodore L. Thomas, R. M. McKenna, Fritz Leiber, Avram Davidson, Brian W. Aldiss, E. C. Tubb, Arthur Zirul, Theodore Sturgeon, John Steinbeck, Avram Davidson

Merril Reviews Year's Best

The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy Second Annual Volume ed Judith Merril 1957

Stories by John Bernard Daley, C.M. Kornbluth, Theodore L Thomas, E L Malpas, R Bretnor, Algis Budrys, Damon Knight, Isaac Asimov, Randall Garrett, Ray Russell, Robert Nathan, Roger Thorne, Robert Abernathy, Mack Reynolds, J G Ballard, Theodore Sturgeon, Garson Kanin

Harrison Aldiss Reviews Year's Best

Best SF : 1971. edited by Harry Harrison and Brian Aldiss. 1972

Stories by : Arnold M. Auerbach, Arthur C Clarke, B. Alan Burhoe, Barry N. Malzberg, Brian W. Aldiss, Charles Baxter, Cynthia Ozick, Donald Barthelme, Gahan Wilson, James Blish, Kingsley Amis, Lawrence Sail, Norman Spinrad, Richard E. Peck, Robert Sheckley, Steven Herbst, Steven Schrader, Thomas M. Disch.

Del Rey Dozois Reviews Year's Best

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.

Del Rey Dozois Reviews Year's Best

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.

Del Rey Dozois Reviews Year's Best

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).

Carr Reviews Year's Best

Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year 1. ed Terry Carr. 1979

Prior to the launching of Gardner Dozois’ jumbo-sized ‘Years Best SF’ series in 1984, the annual anthology market had consisted of considerably slimmer volumes which could squeeze in nine or ten stories at best. Terry Carr was several years into his annual collection series, which had started in 1972, when he experimented with a companion publication, consisting of half a dozen novellas. The series lasted only two years. Stories by : Christopher Priest, Donald Kingsbury, Gene Wolfe, Joan D. Vinge, John Varley, Michael Bishop.

Reviews Silverberg Haber Year's Best

Science Fiction The Best of 2003, edited by Karen Haber and Jonathan Strahan. ibooks, 2004

Stories by : Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross, David D. Levine, George Saunders, Howard Waldrop, James Patrick Kelly, Jeffrey Ford, Lucius Shepard, Michael Swanwick, Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Susan Mosser, Ursula K. Le Guin, Vernor Vinge.

Reviews Silverberg Haber Year's Best

Science Fiction The Best of 2002, edited by Robert Silverberg and Karen Haber. ibooks, 2003

With the SF community having being served for two decades by the Dozois annual collection, producing an anthology with only a dozen stories is going to be challenging. The Silverberg/Haber collection makes it even more difficult as the majority of the stories are from the first half of 2002.

Reviews Strahan Year's Best

Science Fiction The Very Best of 2005 – edited by Jonathan Strahan, Locus Press, September 2006

A very strong volume, IMHO, with only the Palwick story being the one to which I would object to (although with the proviso that the Sterling and Cadigan stories were for my more towards the fantasy end of the spectrum than the SF, especially for an editor who does have a complementary fantasy collection).

Horton Reviews Year's Best

Science Fiction : The Best of the Year 2006 Edition – edited by Rich Horton, Prime Books, September 2006

Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Daniel Kaysen, Douglas Lain, Howard Waldrop, James Patrick Kelly, James Van Pelt, Joe Haldeman, Leah Bobet, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Swanwick, Robert Reed, Stephen Leigh, Susan Palwick, Tom Purdom, Wil McCarthy.

Hartwell Cramer Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best SF 13. ed David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. Eos Books 2008

Stories by : Bruce Sterling, Gene Wolfe., Greg Egan, Gregory Benford, Gwyneth Jones, Ian McDonald, James Van Pelt, Johanna Sinisalo, John Hemry, John Kessel, Kage Baker, Karen Joy Fowler, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Ken MacLeod, Marc Laidlaw, Nancy Kress, Palle Juul Holm, Peter Watts, Robin Hitchock, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Tim Pratt, Tony Ballantyne, William Shunn.

Hartwell Cramer Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best SF 12. ed David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. Eos Books 2007

Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Carol Emshwiller, Charlie Rosenkrantz, Claude Lalumiere, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, Edd Vick, Eileen Gunn, Gardner R Dozois, Gregory Benford, Heather Lindsley, Ian Creasey, Ian R. Macleod, Joe Haldeman, Kameron Hurley, Liz Williams, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Flynn, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paul J. McAuley, Robert Reed, Rudy Rucker, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Wil McCarthy.

Hartwell Cramer Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best SF 11. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer. Eos, 2006

Stories by : Adam Roberts, Alastair Reynolds, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Bruce Stirling, Bud Sparhawk, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, David Langford, Gardner R Dozois, Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, Hannu Rajaniemi, James Patrick Kelly, Joe Haldeman, Justina Robinson, Ken MacLeod, Larissa Lai, Lauren McLaughlin, Liz Williams, Matthew Jarpe, Michael Swanwick, Neal Asher, Oliver Morton, Paul McAuley, Peter F. Hamilton, R. Garcia y Robertson, Rudy Rucker, Stephen Baxter, Ted Chiang, Tobias S. Buckell, Vonda N McIntyre.

Hartwell Cramer Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best SF 10. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer. Eos, 2005.

Stories by : Bradley Denton, Brenda Cooper, Charles Coleman Finlay, Gene Wolfe., Glenn Grant, Gregory Benford, Jack McDevitt, James Patrick Kelly, James Stoddard, James. L. Cambias, Janeen Webb, Jean-Claude Dunyach, Ken Liu, Liz Williams, matthew hughes, Neal Asher, Pamela Sargent, Ray Vukcevich, Robert Reed, Sean McMullen, Steve Tomasula, Steven Utley, Terry Bisson.

Hartwell Cramer Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best SF 9. David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer. Eos, 2004

Stories by : Allen M. Steele, Angelica Gorodischer, Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow, Gene Wolfe., Geoff Ryman, Gregory Benford, Joe Haldeman, Kage Baker, M Rickert, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Nigel Brown, Octavia E. Butler, Richard de la Casa and Pedro Jorge Romero, Rick Moody, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Tony Ballantyne.

Hartwell Cramer Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best SF 8. David G. Hartwell. Eos Books 2003

Stories by : A.M. Dellamonica, Bruce Sterling, Carol Emshwiller, Charles Sheffield, Charles Stross, Eleanor Arnason, Gene Wolfe., Geoffrey A. Landis, Greg Egan, J.R. Dunn, Jack Williamson, Ken Wharton, Michael Moorcock, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Neal Asher, Paul Di Filippo, Richard Chwedyk, Robert Onopa, Robert Reed, Robert Sheckley, Terry Bisson, Ursula K. Le Guin.

Hartwell Cramer Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best SF 6. David G. Hartwell. Eos Books 2001

Stories by : Brian Stableford, Brian W. Aldiss Steppenpferd, Charles Dexter Ward, Chris Beckett, Dan Simmons, Darrell Schweitzer, David Brin, David Langford, Greg Egan, Howard Waldrop, Joan Slonczewski, John M. Ford, Ken MacLeod, M. Shayne Bell, Michael F. Flynn, Nancy Kress, Norman Spinrad, Paul J. McAuley, Robert Charles Wilson, Robert Reed, Robert Sheckley, Robert Silverberg, Stephen Baxter, Stephen Dedman, Tananarive Due, Ted Chiang, Ursula K. Le Guin

Hartwell Cramer Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best SF 5. David G. Hartwell. Eos Books 2000

Stories by : Barry N. Malzberg, Brian Aldiss, Brian M. Stableford, Chris Beckett, Chris Lawson, Cory Doctorow, Curt Wohleber, Elisabeth Malartre, Fred Lerner, G. David Nordley, Gene Wolfe, Geoff Ryman, Greg Egan, Hiroe Suga, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lucy Sussex, Mary Soon Lee, Michael Bishop, Michael Swanwick, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Reed, Sarah Zettel, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Tom Purdom

Hartwell Cramer Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best SF 4. David G. Hartwell. Harper Prism, 1999

Stories by : Alexander Jablokov, Bruce Sterling, David Brin, David Langford, Dominic Green, Gregory Benford, Jean-Claude Dunyach, Mark S. Geston, Mary Rosenblum, Mary Soon Lee, Michael F. Flynn, Michael Skeet, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Norman Spinrad, Rob Chilson, Robert Reed, Ron Goulart, Stephen Baxter, Ted Chiang.

Hartwell Cramer Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best SF 3. David G. Hartwell. Harper Prism 1998

Brian Stableford, Gene Wolfe., Geoffrey A. Landis, Greg Egan, Gregory Benford, Jack Williamson, James Patrick Kelly, John C. Wright, Katherine McLean, Kim Newman, Michael Moorcock, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paul Levinson, R. Garcia y Robertson, Ray Bradbury, Robert Silverberg, S.N. Dyer, Terry Bisson, Tom Cool., Tom Purdom, William Gibson

Hartwell Cramer Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best SF 2. David G. Hartwell. Harper Prism 1997

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.

Dozois Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best Science Fiction, 25th Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. St. Martins Griffin, 2008

As ever, chock full of high quality SF, with the annual summation providing SF with an ongoing reference and reading tome which we should not take for granted. Here’s to the next 25 years! Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Benjamin Rosenbaum and David Ackert, Brian Stableford, Bruce Sterling, Chris Roberson, David Moles, Elizabeth Bear, Greg Egan, Gregory Benford, Gwyneth Jones, Ian McDonald, James Van Pelt, John Barnes, Justin Stanchfield, Kage Baker, Keith Brooke, Ken MacLeod, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Neal Asher, Pat Cadigan, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Stephen Baxter, Ted Chiang, Ted Kosmatka, Tom Purdom, Una McCormack, Vandana Singh

Dozois Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best Science Fiction, 24th Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. St. Martins Griffin, 2007

Stories by : A.M. Dellamonica, Alastair Reynolds, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Bruce McAllister, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Cory Doctorow, Daryl Gregory, David D. Levine, Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette, Greg Egan, Greg van Eekhout, Gregory Benford, Ian McDonald, Jack Skillingstead, Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, John Barnes, Justin Stanchfield, Kage Baker, Ken MacLeod, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Swanwick, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul J. McAuley, Robert Charles Wilson, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Walter Jon Williams

Dozois Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best Science Fiction, 23rd Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. St. Martins Griffin, 2006

Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Bruce Sterling, Chris Beckett, Chris Roberson, Daryl Gregory, David Gerrold, David Moles, Dominic Green, Elizabeth Bear, Gene Wolfe., Gwyneth Jones, Hannu Rajaniemi, Harry Turtledove, Ian McDonald, James Patrick Kelly, Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, Joe Haldeman, Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams, Mary Rosenblum, Michael Swanwick, Neal Asher, Paolo Bacigalupi, Peter Watts and Derryl Murphy, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Stephen Popkes, Vonda N McIntyre, William Sanders

Dozois Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best Science Fiction, 22nd Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. St. Martins Griffin, 2005

Stories by : Albert E Cowdrey, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Brendan Dubois, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Christopher Rowe, Colin P. Davies, Daniel Abraham, David Moles, Eleanor Arnason, James Patrick Kelly, James. L. Cambias, Kage Baker, M. John Harrison, Mary Rosenblum, Michael F. Flynn, Nancy Kress, Paolo Bacigalupi, Pat Murphy, Paul Di Filippo, Paul Melko, Peter F. Hamilton, Robert Reed, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Vandana Singh, Vernor Vinge, Walter Jon Williams, William Sanders.

Dozois Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best Science Fiction, 21st Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. St. Martins Griffin, 2004

Stories by : Charles Stross, Dominic Green, Geoff Ryman, Geoffrey A. Landis, Harry Turtledove, Howard Waldrop, Jack Skillingstead, James Van Pelt, John C. Wright, John Kessel, John Varley, Judith Moffett, Kage Baker, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, M. Shayne Bell, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Nick DiChario, Paolo Bacigalupi, Paul Di Filippo, Paul Melko, Robert Reed, Steven Popkes, Terry Bisson, Terry Dowling, Vernor Vinge, Walter Jon Williams, William Barton, William Shunn.

Dozois Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best Science Fiction, 20th Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. St. Martins Griffin, 2003

Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Alex Irvine, Bruce Sterling, Charles Coleman Finlay, Charles Stross, Chris Beckett, Eleanor Arnason, Geoff Ryman, Greg Egan, Gregory Benford, Ian McDonald, Ian R. Macleod, James Van Pelt, John Kessel, John Meaney, Kage Baker, Maureen F. McHugh, Michael Swanwick, Molly Gloss, Nancy Kress, Paul McAuley, Richard Wadholm, Robert Reed, Steven Popkes, Walter Jon Williams

Dozois Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best Science Fiction, 19th Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. St. Martins Griffin, 2002

Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Allen M. Steele, Andy Duncan, Brenda W. Clough, Carolyn Ives Gilman, Charles Stross, Chris Beckett, Dan Simmons, Eleanor Arnason, Geoff Ryman, Howard Waldrop and Leigh Kennedy, Ian R. Macleod, James Kelly, Jim Grimsley, Ken MacLeod, Michael Blumlein, Michael Cassutt, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paul Di Filippo, Paul McAuley, Robert Reed, Simon Ings, William Sanders.

Dozois Reviews Year's Best

Year’s Best Science Fiction, 18th Annual Collection. Gardner Dozois. 2001

Stories by : Alastair Reynolds, Albert E Cowdrey, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Eliot Fintushel., Greg Egan, Ian McDonald, John Kessel, Lucius Shepard, M. Shayne Bell, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Paul J. McAuley, Peter F. Hamilton, Rick Cook and Ernest Hogan, Robert Charles Wilson, Severna Park, Stephen Baxter, Steven Utley, Susan Palwick, Tananarive Due, Ursula K. Le Guin.