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).
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