The 1973 Annual World’s Best SF. edited by Donald A. Wollheim. DAW, 1973

Goat Song. Poul Anderson. Originally in : Fantasy & Science FIction, Far future in which mankind is controlled/governed by SUM, an AI. SUM offers life after death, but the protagonist, grief-stricken after the death of his love, petitions the Dark Queen, the representative of SUM on Earth, to recreate her. (Follows in many respects the… Continue reading The 1973 Annual World’s Best SF. edited by Donald A. Wollheim. DAW, 1973