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The Year's Best Science Fiction 4 (The Year's Best Science Fiction #4)

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Introduction '71 essay Harry Harrison
Gone Fishin' '70 story Robin Scott Wilson
The Ugupu Bird '59 story Slawomir Mrozek
Black Is Beautiful '70 story Robert Silverberg
The Lost Face '64 novelette Josef Nesvadba
Mary & Joe '62 story Naomi Mitchison
Gorman '69 story Jerry Farber
Oil-Mad Bug-Eyed Monsters '70 story Hayden Howard
A Pedestrian Accident '69 story Robert Coov
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 1971 by Putnam Publishing Group (NY) (first published 1971)
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Erik Graff
Oct 19, 2008 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Of the stories, the most memorable was Harlan Ellison's A Boy and His Dog, later watered down into a cult movie starring a very young Don Johnson. It's still worth seeing.

I read this while up at the cabin in Michigan on a cool autumnal night with Michael Miley.
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Pseudonyms: Jael Cracken, Peter Pica, John Runciman, C.C. Shackleton, Arch Mendicant, & "Doc" Peristyle.

Brian Wilson Aldiss is one of the most important voices in science fiction writing today. He wrote his first novel while working as a bookseller in Oxford. Shortly afterwards he wrote his first work of science fiction and soon gained international recognition. Adored for his innovative liter
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