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The Best of Sci-Fi 12 (The Year's Best S-F (Merril) #12)

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Comprising:

The Cinemagicians by Tuli Kupferberg
In Seclusion by Harvey Jacobs
The Food Farm by Kit Reed
Gogol's Wife by Tommaso Landolfi
The Balloon by Donald Barthelme
The Cloud-Sculptors of Coral D by J.G. Ballard
Luana by Gilbert Thomas
W-A-V-E-R by Tuli Kupferberg
During the Jurassic by John Updike
The Fall of Frenchy Steiner by Hilary Bailey
Light of Other Days by Bob Shaw
Beyon
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Mass Market Paperback, 364 pages
Published September 1970 by Mayflower Books (first published August 1968)
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Paul Bryant
Jul 09, 2009 Paul Bryant rated it really liked it
Judith Merril was a great anthologist whose middle name was "inclusive" and whose annual best-of collections - this one was the last - were one of the the points at which the counterculture fused with science fiction. JM was open to every idea which came zinging along, and in those heady days, they zinged and zonged and zunged with alacrity, every day a whole bunch of new ones. In this volume you get Tuli Kupferberg (he was a Fug), Donald Barthelme (so this is where I first ran into him), John U ...more
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1) "You had to plug in; everybody that mattered was plugged in. It was our bond, our solace and our power, and it wasn't a matter of being distracted, or occupying time. The sound was what mattered, that and the fact that fat or thin, asleep or awake, you were important when you plugged in, and you knew that through fire and flood and adversity, through contumely and hard times there was this single bond, this common heritage; strong or weak, eternally gifted or wretched and ill-loved, we were a ...more
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Feb 13, 2012 Erik Graff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Judith Merril was, in my opinion, the best of the science fiction editors producing collections during the twentieth century. Like the rest of her anthologies, this is very good, containing not only fiction by both genre and non-genre writers but also poetry and, of course, her own introductory essay.
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Josephine Juliet Grossman

aka Cyril Judd (with C.M. Kornbluth)

Judith Josephine Grossman (Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 1923 - Toronto, Ontario, September 12, 1997), who took the pen-name Judith Merril about 1945, was an American and then Canadian science fiction writer, editor and political activist.

Although Judith Merril's first paid writing was in other genres, in her first few years of writ
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