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The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection (The Year's Best Science Fiction #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  271 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This collection launched the popular and long-running "The Year's Best Science Fiction" series: Fantastic Science Fiction! The Year's Best -- And Biggest Collection Here's the cream of the crop: short stories, novelettes, novellas by science fiction writers already famous and awarded for their high-quality work in science fiction.  Writers like: Poul AndersonJoe HaldemanTa ...more
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Published April 15th 1984 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published January 1st 1983)
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Philip Hollenback
You can never go wrong with this series. The first collection is surprisingly hard to find but worth the effort.
Nathan Byrd
For those who want a straightforward rating and a simple recommendation list for these stories, here’s the short version. I give this collection 3.5 stars, and I recommend that you read the following stories (listed in the order they appear):

Cicada Queen (14k)
Slow Birds (10k)
Man-Mountain Gentian (6k)
Hardfought (23k)
Manifest Destiny (6.5k)
Cryptic (6k)
Golden Gate (5.5k)
Blood Music* (9k)
Knight of Shallows (13k)
The Monkey Treatment* (12k)
Hearts Do Not in Eyes Shine (8k)
Carrion Comfort* (16k)
Black Ai
...more
Chris
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. I used to read these collections when I was in High School...yep, a ways back...now with my Kindle, it was easy to go all the way back to the one that began this series from Mr. Dozois. Lots of great stories in here. Most interesting thing for me, was his intros to each author, and reading, for example, the intro to George R. R. Martin's story, and seeing no references to any of the great works he has done since they came after that. Song of Ice and Fire? Nope...his story in here was excell ...more
John Devlin
Lucky to get this on Kindle since it sells for $400 as an actual book. I've read something like 25 of the last 30 years of these Best Ofs(I'm only missing 2,5,and 6). They're always well done and now w/Kindle the'yre a great deal. One small point I was struck by how contemporary the fiction felt though it's science fiction written in 1983. Further proof of my point that Sci-fi is the best kind of literature because it better reflects our lives which seem to be more and more science fiction as sc ...more
Todd
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best short stories of the year collected in one place. Dozois is the best editor in the genre.
Jaime
Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excelente recopilacion de relatos publicada en 1983. Lo unico molesto es que no todos los relatos son de ciencia ficcion.
Jake
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Looking forward to the rest.
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Gardner Raymond Dozois (born July 23, 1947) is an American science fiction author and editor. He was editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine from 1984 to 2004. He has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, both as an editor and a writer of short fiction.
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