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The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Fiftieth Anniversary Anthology

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Since its founding, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction has been acclaimed as one of the pinnacles of the field, the source of fantastic fiction of the highest literary quality. Now the magazine known to its readers as "F&SF" celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with a spectacular anthology of the best recent work from the magazine.

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paper, 384 pages
Published September 2000 by Tor Books (first published October 1999)
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Zach
It was when I reached the THIRD STORY ABOUT AGING BABY BOOMER HIPPIES ENCOUNTERING THE FANTASTIC in this anthology that I decided that perhaps it wasn't for me (and promptly quit reading it). That and stories about abortion seem to be the theme of the magazine in the 90s.

John Crowley and Gene Wolfe had some decent stories, but the standout by far was Tanith Lee's "All the Birds of Hell," a creepy post-apocalyptic-ice-age story set in a Soviet-style bureaucracy and revolving around two frozen bod
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Steve
There have been a number of books with The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction as part of the title. This was their fiftieth anniversary anthology, published in 1999. All of the stories had appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in the years 1993 - 1998.

There are twenty or twenty-one stories here, depending on what you consider Paul Di Filippo's "Plumage from Pegasus." Di Filippo has had a humor column titled "Plumage from Pegasus" in F&SF since 1994. Each entry in this se
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L. Shosty
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not a bad story in this book.
Renee Babcock
This anthology was published in 1999 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of the magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. It's not a retrospective anthology, since all the included stories were published in the 90s (and I do with there had been more representation from across the decades). Still, a very fine set of stories, and only two didn't hold any interest for me. My favorite story was Ursula LeGuin's Solitude, set in ghe Hainish universe. Her shorter fiction in that universe ...more
Michelle
Dec 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Most of these I couldn't get into at all (even the Ray Bradbury one, which disappointed me) but gotta say.. 'All the Birds of Hell' by Tanith Lee was great. Beautiful and scary. I do now have a few authors I need to look other books up of.
Connie
Aug 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An excellent selection of late 1990's stories from the magazine. I was familiar with several, but some were new to me. Certainly all were worth this special 50th Anniversary Anthology.
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Edward Ferman (born 1937) was an American science fiction and fantasy fiction editor and magazine publisher.

Ferman is the son of Joseph W. Ferman, and took over as editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1964 when Avram Davidson, due to his residence in various Latin American locales with unreliable postal delivery, could no longer practically continue editing; on the masthead, Jo
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