Gardner Dozois: Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year


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Gardner Dozois, at the time an author of note since the early 1970s and associate editor of Asimov's Science Fiction (before becoming full editor in 1986), took over Dutton's line of hardcover Best of the Year anthologies from Lester del Rey, who'd edited the first five volumes, with this 1977 volume. The Dutton anthologies were slender, little more than 200 pages each, yet included Dozois' introductory summations (an additional 20-30 pages) and extensive lists of honorable mentions. Dozois produced five volumes for Dutton before the line was discontinued, after which Dozois published much larger anthologies under the title The Year's Best Science Fiction, at first for Bluejay and then for St. Martin's, a series that continued for 35 volumes.


  • Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Sixth Annual Collection, (Dutton, 1977) (isfdb)
  • Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Seventh Annual Collection, (Dutton, 1978) (isfdb)
  • Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Eighth Annual Collection, (Dutton, 1979) (isfdb)
  • Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Ninth Annual Collection, (Dutton, 1980) (isfdb)
  • Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Tenth Annual Collection, (Dutton, 1981) (isfdb)



Complete Contents by Author and Title


Isaac Asimov
  • Found! (1978) -- Vol. #8
  • The Last Answer (1980) -- Vol. #10
  • Gregory Benford
  • In Alien Flesh (1978) -- Vol. #8
  • Redeemer (1979) -- Vol. #9
  • Michael Bishop
  • The House of Compassionate Sharers (1977) -- Vol. #7
  • Old Folks at Home (1978) -- Vol. #8
  • The Samurai and the Willows (1976) -- Vol. #6
  • Vernalfest Morning (1978) -- Vol. #9
  • Edward Bryant
  • giANTS (1979) -- Vol. #9
  • Particle Theory (1977) -- Vol. #7
  • Strata (1980) -- Vol. #10
  • Suzy McKee Charnas
  • The Ancient Mind at Work (1979) -- Vol. #9
  • Unicorn Tapestry (1980) -- Vol. #10
  • Jack Dann
  • Camps (1979) -- Vol. #9
  • Bernard Deitchman
  • Cousins (1978) -- Vol. #8
  • Thomas M. Disch
  • Mutability (1978) -- Vol. #8
  • Phyllis Eisenstein
  • Lost and Found (1978) -- Vol. #8
  • James P. Girard
  • In Trophonius's Cave (1979) -- Vol. #9
  • September Song (1978) -- Vol. #8
  • Joe Haldeman
  • Armaja Das (1976) -- Vol. #6
  • Blood Sisters (1979) -- Vol. #9
  • Dean Ing
  • Down & Out on Ellfive Prime (1979) -- Vol. #9
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Diary of the Rose (1976) -- Vol. #6
  • George R. R. Martin
  • Bitterblooms (1977) -- Vol. #7
  • Nightflyers (1981) -- Vol. #10
  • Sandkings (1979) -- Vol. #9
  • The Way of Cross and Dragon (1979) -- Vol. #9
  • Naomi Mitchison
  • The Finger (1980) -- Vol. #10
  • Larry Niven
  • The Green Marauder (1980) -- Vol. #10
  • Christopher Priest
  • Whores (1978) -- Vol. #8
  • Jeanne Robinson
  • Stardance (by Spider Robinson & JR) (1977) -- Vol. #7
  • Spider Robinson
  • Stardance (by SR & Jeanne Robinson) (1977) -- Vol. #7
  • Jake Saunders
  • Back to the Stone Age (1976) -- Vol. #6
  • Hilbert Schenck
  • The Battle of the Abaco Reefs (1979) -- Vol. #9
  • Raccoona Sheldon
  • The Screwfly Solution (1977) -- Vol. #7
  • Michael Swanwick
  • The Feast of Saint Janis (1980) -- Vol. #10
  • James Tiptree, Jr.
  • Slow Music (1980) -- Vol. #10
  • Steven Utley
  • Black as the Pit, from Pole to Pole (by SU & Howard Waldrop) (1977) -- Vol. #7
  • Custer's Last Jump (by SU & Howard Waldrop) (1976) -- Vol. #6
  • John Varley
  • Air Raid (1977) -- Vol. #6
  • In the Hall of the Martian Kings (1977) -- Vol. #7
  • The Persistence of Vision (1978) -- Vol. #8
  • Joan D. Vinge
  • View from a Height (1978) -- Vol. #8
  • Howard Waldrop
  • Black as the Pit, from Pole to Pole (by Steven Utley & HW) (1977) -- Vol. #7
  • Custer's Last Jump (by Steven Utley & HW) (1976) -- Vol. #6
  • Mary Margaret Road-Grader (1976) -- Vol. #6
  • The Ugly Chickens (1980) -- Vol. #10
  • Kate Wilhelm
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is Your Crisis (1976) -- Vol. #6
  • Gene Wolfe
  • Seven American Nights (1978) -- Vol. #8
  • War Beneath the Tree (1979) -- Vol. #10

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