John Carnell, Kenneth Bulmer : New Writings in SF


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Running 30 volumes under two successive editors, the UK series New Writings in SF remains the longest-running series of original anthologies. The series began in 1964 under editor John Carnell, who had edited UK magazine New Worlds before turning it over to Michael Moorcock earlier that year. Like Carnell's New Worlds, his New Writings was solid and conventional compared later original anthology series, somewhat the UK counterpart of the later years of Campbell's Analog. Carnell's introduction to the first volume cites the limited appeal of the genre magazines (of which there were then many fewer than there had been in the heyday of the 1950s) and the expansion of hardcover and paperback book publishing. He also promises new styles, ideas, and writers.

The UK series issued up to four volumes per year through its entire run. In the US Bantam republished the first several volumes intact, though at longer intervals, beginning in 1966, running through volume 6 in 1971, a full five years after that volume's UK publication. As if to catch up, the last three Bantam volumes, 7 through 9, take selections from multiple UK volumes: US 7 from UK 7 to 9; US 8 from UK 10 to 12; US 9 from UK 12 to 15. Then Bantam abandoned the series, perhaps a consequence of Carnell's death in 1972.

(The photo shows the run of US editions.)

In the UK the series continued under editor Kenneth Bulmer and for a different publisher, with volumes 22 to 30. Bulmer was perhaps a bit more adventurous than Carnell had been; e.g. publishing triplets of vignettes by Brian W. Aldiss, in six of his volumes.

Most stories by author: Brian W. Aldiss (22), Colin Kapp and Douglas R. Mason aka John Rankine (13 each), Keith Roberts (12, including two as John Kingston and David Stringer), John Rackham (10), Joseph Green and Vincent King (9 each), Michael G. Coney (8).

  • New Writings in SF 1, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1964) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 2, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1964) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 3, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1965) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 4, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1965) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 5, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1965) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 6, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1965) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 7, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1966) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 8, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1966) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 9, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1966) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 10, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1967) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 11, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1968) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 12, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1968) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 13, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1968) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 14, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1969) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 15, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1969) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 16, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1969) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 17, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1970) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 18, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1971) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 19, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1971) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 7, John Carnell, ed. (Bantam, 1971) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 8, John Carnell, ed. (Bantam, 1971) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 20, John Carnell, ed. (Dobson, 1972) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 9, John Carnell, ed. (Bantam, 1972) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 21, John Carnell, ed. (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1972) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 22, Kenneth Bulmer, ed. (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1973) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 23, Kenneth Bulmer, ed. (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1973) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 24, Kenneth Bulmer, ed. (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1974) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 25, Kenneth Bulmer, ed. (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1975) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 26, Kenneth Bulmer, ed. (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1975) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 27, Kenneth Bulmer, ed. (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1975) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 28, Kenneth Bulmer, ed. (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1976) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 29, Kenneth Bulmer, ed. (Sidgwick & Jackson, 1976) [isfdb]
  • New Writings in SF 30, Kenneth Bulmer, ed. (Corgi, 1977) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Brian W. Aldiss
  • All Those Enduring Old Charms -- Vol. #26
  • Carefully Observed Women -- Vol. #29
  • The Daffodil Returns the Smile -- Vol. #29
  • The Enigma of Her Voyage -- Vol. #25
  • The Eternal Theme of Exile -- Vol. #26
  • Futurity Takes a Hand -- Vol. #31
  • The Game with the Big Heavy Ball -- Vol. #33
  • The Great Chain of Being What? -- Vol. #25
  • I Ching, Who You? -- Vol. #25
  • Killing Off the Big Animals -- Vol. #30
  • Looking on the Sunny Side of an Eclipse -- Vol. #27
  • Man on Bridge -- Vol. #1
  • Nobody Spoke or Waved Goodbye -- Vol. #26
  • The Old Fleeing and Fleeting Images -- Vol. #27
  • A Space for Reflection -- Vol. #32
  • A Taste for Dostoevsky -- Vol. #10
  • Through a Galaxy Backwards -- Vol. #31
  • The Unbearableness of Other Lives -- Vol. #27
  • What Are You Doing? Why Are You Doing It? -- Vol. #30
  • Where Walls Are Hung with Multi-Media Portraits -- Vol. #31
  • Within the Black Circle -- Vol. #30
  • The Year of the Quiet Computer -- Vol. #29
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Star Light -- Vol. #4
  • John Baxter
  • Apple -- Vol. #10
          -- Vol. #21
  • The Beach -- Vol. #13
  • The Hands -- Vol. #6
  • Takeover Bid -- Vol. #5
  • Testament -- Vol. #3
  • Tryst -- Vol. #8
  • Barrington J. Bayley
  • The Seed of Evil -- Vol. #26
  • Eddy C. Bertin
  • The City, Dying -- Vol. #13
          -- Vol. #23
  • Sydney J. Bounds
  • The Ballad of Luna Lil -- Vol. #14
  • Monitor -- Vol. #25
  • The Possessed -- Vol. #24
  • Public Service -- Vol. #13
  • Talent Spotter -- Vol. #28
  • Throwback -- Vol. #16
  • Damien Broderick
  • The Sea's Furthest End -- Vol. #1
  • Ken Bulmer
  • A Memory of Golden Sunshine -- Vol. #19
  • Ramsey Campbell
  • Murders -- Vol. #29
  • Graham Charnock
  • The Observer -- Vol. #30
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Rendezvous with Rama (excerpt) -- Vol. #25
  • David Coles
  • Critical Path -- Vol. #19
  • Michael G. Coney
  • Bartholomew & Son (and the Fish-Girl) -- Vol. #30
  • The Mind Prison -- Vol. #19
  • Oh, Valinda! -- Vol. #22
  • R26/5/PSY and I -- Vol. #16
  • Symbiote -- Vol. #15
          -- Vol. #23
  • The Tertiary Justification -- Vol. #24
  • The True Worth of Ruth Villiers -- Vol. #17
  • Paul Corey
  • If You're So Smart -- Vol. #14
          -- Vol. #23
  • L. Davison
  • Aspect of Environment -- Vol. #17
  • Thomas M. Disch
  • The Affluence of Edwin Lollard -- Vol. #10
  • Dennis Etchison
  • Bright Are the Stars That Shine, Dark Is the Sky -- Vol. #11
  • The Country of the Strong -- Vol. #4
  • Odd Boy Out -- Vol. #2
  • Bryn Fortey
  • Wordsmith -- Vol. #31
  • David S. Garnett
  • The Man Who -- Vol. #29
  • Now Hear the Word -- Vol. #27
  • Rainbow -- Vol. #26
  • Joseph Green
  • Birth of a Butterfly -- Vol. #10
          -- Vol. #21
  • The Creators -- Vol. #2
  • Death and the Sensperience Poet -- Vol. #17
  • First Light on a Darkling Plain -- Vol. #19
  • Haggard Honeymoon (by JG & James Webbert) -- Vol. #1
  • Treasure Hunt -- Vol. #5
  • When I Have Passed Away -- Vol. #15
          -- Vol. #23
  • Charles Grey
  • Accolade -- Vol. #26
  • Steve Hall
  • A Round Billiard Table -- Vol. #2
  • Lee Harding
  • The Liberators -- Vol. #5
  • Mistress of the Mind -- Vol. #18
  • Shock Treatment -- Vol. #11
          -- Vol. #21
  • Soul Survivors -- Vol. #17
  • H. A. Hargreaves
  • Cainn -- Vol. #22
  • Dead to the World -- Vol. #11
          -- Vol. #21
  • More Things in Heaven and Earth -- Vol. #17
  • Tangled Web -- Vol. #24
  • Harry Harrison
  • An Honest Day's Work -- Vol. #25
  • M. John Harrison
  • Green Five Renegade -- Vol. #14
  • The Macbeth Expiation -- Vol. #13
          -- Vol. #23
  • Visions of Monad -- Vol. #12
          -- Vol. #21
  • Ernest Hill
  • Atrophy -- Vol. #6
  • The Hero -- Vol. #17
  • The Z Factor -- Vol. #32
  • Robert Holdstock
  • Microcosm -- Vol. #22
  • On the Inside -- Vol. #31
  • James Inglis
  • Night Watch -- Vol. #3
  • Marie Jakober
  • Notes from the Android Underground -- Vol. #33
  • Laurence James
  • The Square Root of MC -- Vol. #25
  • You Get Lots of Yesterdays, Lots of Tomorrows, and Only One Today -- Vol. #29
  • Wolfgang Jeschke
  • A Little More Than Twelve Minutes -- Vol. #28
  • Vera Johnson
  • The Day They Cut Off the Power -- Vol. #30
  • Colin Kapp
  • The Black Hole of Negrav -- Vol. #28
  • Cassius and the Mind-Jaunt -- Vol. #30
  • The Cloudbuilders -- Vol. #12
  • Getaway from Getawehi -- Vol. #16
  • Hunger Over Sweet Waters -- Vol. #4
  • The Imagination Trap -- Vol. #10
          -- Vol. #21
  • The Night-Flame -- Vol. #2
  • The Pen and the Dark -- Vol. #8
          -- Vol. #20
  • The Subways of Tazoo -- Vol. #3
  • What the Thunder Said -- Vol. #24
  • Which Way Do I Go for Jericho? -- Vol. #22
  • John Keith
  • A Planet Called Cervantes -- Vol. #29
  • Leroy Kettle
  • The Great Plan -- Vol. #31
  • Vincent King
  • Defence Mechanism -- Vol. #9
          -- Vol. #20
  • The Discontent Contingency -- Vol. #19
  • The Eternity Game -- Vol. #14
  • Report from Linelos -- Vol. #15
  • Testament -- Vol. #13
          -- Vol. #23
  • The Wall to End the World -- Vol. #11
          -- Vol. #21
  • John Kingston
  • Manipulation -- Vol. #3
  • John Kippax
  • No Certain Armour -- Vol. #27
  • The Time Wager -- Vol. #25
  • David A. Kyle
  • The Ferryman on the River -- Vol. #13
  • Some Dreams Come in Packages -- Vol. #18
  • G. L. Lack
  • Robot's Dozen -- Vol. #10
          -- Vol. #21
  • Rogue Leonardo -- Vol. #2
  • David Langford
  • Heatwave -- Vol. #30
  • Grahame Leman
  • Conversational Mode -- Vol. #22
  • Django Maverick: 2051 -- Vol. #18
  • Wagtail in the Morning -- Vol. #26
  • The Way Erving Went -- Vol. #31
  • Peter Linnett
  • And When I Die... -- Vol. #27
  • Zone -- Vol. #30
  • R. W. Mackelworth
  • The Expanding Man -- Vol. #5
  • The Final Solution -- Vol. #8
  • Tilt Angle -- Vol. #14
          -- Vol. #23
  • A Touch of Immortality -- Vol. #7
  • Two Rivers -- Vol. #17
  • Edward Mackin
  • Key to Chaos -- Vol. #1
  • Donald Malcolm
  • Between the Tides -- Vol. #32
  • The Big Day -- Vol. #18
  • The Enemy Within -- Vol. #28
  • Potential -- Vol. #5
  • A Strange and Terrible Sea -- Vol. #27
  • Douglas R. Mason
  • Algora One Six -- Vol. #24
  • All Done by Mirrors -- Vol. #16
  • Folly to Be Wise -- Vol. #9
  • The Man Who Missed the Ferry -- Vol. #7
          -- Vol. #20
  • There Was This Fella... -- Vol. #11
  • Chris Morgan
  • My Sister Margarite -- Vol. #33
  • Dan Morgan
  • Canary -- Vol. #22
  • Emreth -- Vol. #3
  • Parking Problem -- Vol. #4
  • Young Tom -- Vol. #32
  • Gerald W. Page
  • Guardian Angel -- Vol. #9
  • Spacemen Live Forever -- Vol. #8
  • Charles Partington
  • The Debris of Recent Lives -- Vol. #28
  • In the Coma Condition -- Vol. #32
  • Sporting on Apteryx -- Vol. #26
  • Thomas Penman
  • The Banks of the Nile (by TP & Ritchie Smith) -- Vol. #31
  • The Seafarer (by TP & Ritchie Smith) -- Vol. #29
  • Frederik Pohl
  • The Fiend -- Vol. #3
  • Robert Presslie
  • The Day Before Never -- Vol. #6
  • The Night of the Seventh Finger -- Vol. #7
          -- Vol. #20
  • Christopher Priest
  • The Interrogator -- Vol. #15
  • The Inverted World -- Vol. #25
  • Men of Good Value -- Vol. #29
  • The Perihelion Man -- Vol. #16
  • Real-Time World -- Vol. #19
  • John Rackham
  • Advantage -- Vol. #6
  • Catharsis -- Vol. #11
  • Computer's Mate -- Vol. #8
  • The Divided House -- Vol. #13
  • The Halted Village -- Vol. #28
  • Heal Thyself -- Vol. #30
  • Hell-Planet -- Vol. #2
  • Poseidon Project -- Vol. #9
  • Stoop to Conquer -- Vol. #19
  • Wise Child -- Vol. #25
  • John Rankine
  • Flight of a Plastic Bee -- Vol. #11
  • Image of Destruction -- Vol. #10
  • Maiden Voyage -- Vol. #2
  • Six Cubed Plus One -- Vol. #7
          -- Vol. #20
  • Two's Company -- Vol. #1
  • Worm in the Bud -- Vol. #12
  • Martin I. Ricketts
  • And the Moon Says Goodnight -- Vol. #33
  • The Green Fuse -- Vol. #28
  • New Canute -- Vol. #27
  • Keith Roberts
  • Boulter's Canaries -- Vol. #3
  • High Eight -- Vol. #4
  • The Inner Wheel -- Vol. #6
  • The Lake of Tuonela -- Vol. #26
  • Manscarer -- Vol. #7
  • The Passing of the Dragons -- Vol. #24
  • The Shack at Great Cross Halt -- Vol. #33
  • Sub-Lim -- Vol. #4
  • Synth -- Vol. #8
  • Therapy 2000 -- Vol. #15
  • Angela Rogers
  • What Happened to William Coombes -- Vol. #31
  • David Rome
  • Representative -- Vol. #13
  • They Shall Reap -- Vol. #12
          -- Vol. #21
  • Eric Frank Russell
  • Second Genesis -- Vol. #9
  • Domingo Santos
  • The Song of Infinity -- Vol. #14
  • James H. Schmitz
  • Spacemaster -- Vol. #3
  • Arthur Sellings
  • Gifts of the Gods -- Vol. #9
          -- Vol. #20
  • The Last Time Around -- Vol. #12
          -- Vol. #23
  • The Trial -- Vol. #15
  • Ritchie Smith
  • Amsterdam -- Vol. #33
  • The Banks of the Nile (by Thomas Penman & RS) -- Vol. #31
  • The Seafarer (by Thomas Penman & RS) -- Vol. #29
  • William Spencer
  • The Cyclops Patrol -- Vol. #18
  • The Eternal Machines -- Vol. #2
  • Horizontal Man -- Vol. #6
  • The Long Memory -- Vol. #9
          -- Vol. #20
  • Michael Stall
  • The Five Doors -- Vol. #26
  • Manganon -- Vol. #31
  • Rice Brandy -- Vol. #28
  • David Stringer
  • Acclimatization -- Vol. #5
  • William F. Temple
  • Coco-Talk -- Vol. #7
  • William Tenn
  • Bernie the Faust -- Vol. #4
  • E. C. Tubb
  • Evane -- Vol. #25
  • Face to Infinity -- Vol. #31
  • Made to Be Broken -- Vol. #26
  • Random Sample -- Vol. #32
  • Read Me This Riddle -- Vol. #33
  • The Seekers -- Vol. #6
  • Bob Van Laerhoven
  • Long Time Ago, Not Forgotten -- Vol. #30
  • Manuel van Loggem
  • The Call of the Wild -- Vol. #31
  • David H. Walters
  • Sentenced to a Scheherazadean Death -- Vol. #32
  • Ian Watson
  • The Roentgen Refugees -- Vol. #33
  • To the Pump Room with Jane -- Vol. #29
  • W. T. Webb
  • For What Purpose? -- Vol. #11
  • James Webbert
  • Haggard Honeymoon (by Joseph Green & JW) -- Vol. #1
  • Keith Wells
  • The Cat and the Coin -- Vol. #28
  • A Time of Mind -- Vol. #30
  • Robert Wells
  • Frontier Incident -- Vol. #18
  • James White
  • Blood Brother -- Vol. #14
  • Commuter -- Vol. #24
  • Invader -- Vol. #7
  • Major Operation -- Vol. #18
  • Meatball -- Vol. #16
  • Spacebird -- Vol. #25
  • Vertigo -- Vol. #12
  • Cherry Wilder
  • The Ark of James Carlyle -- Vol. #27
  • Double Summer Time -- Vol. #32
  • The Phobos Transcripts -- Vol. #29
  • Eric C. Williams
  • Sunout -- Vol. #5
  • Jack Wodhams
  • The Helmet of Hades -- Vol. #11
  • Donald A. Wollheim
  • The Rules of the Game -- Vol. #25

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