The 1981 Annual World's Best SF

Titles in bold are on the Classics of Science Fiction Short Stories v2 list.

Title↥ Author/Editor Year Citations
"Achronos" Lee Killough 1980
1981The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
"Beatnik Bayou" John Varley 1980
Hugo finalist - story
Nebula finalist - story
1981The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1981The Best Science Fiction of the Year #10 edited by Terry Carr
"Elbow Room" Marion Zimmer Bradley 1980
1981The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1993The Norton Book of Science Fiction edited by Le Guin and Attebery
"Nightflyers" George R. R. Martin 1980
Hugo finalist - story
1981The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1981The Best Science Fiction of the Year #10 edited by Terry Carr
1981Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Tenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"Prime Time" Norman Spinrad 1980
1981The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
"A Spaceship Built of Stone" Lisa Tuttle 1980
1981The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
"The Summer Sweet, the Winter Wild" Michael G. Coney 1980
1981The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
"The Ugly Chickens" Howard Waldrop 1980
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1981The Best Science Fiction of the Year #10 edited by Terry Carr
1981Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year: Tenth Annual Collection edited by Gardner Dozois
1981The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1992Modern Classics of Science Fiction edited by Gardner Dozois
1999Locus All Time Poll
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB All Time Short Stories
"Variation on a Theme From Beethoven" Sharon Webb 1980
1981The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
"Window" Bob Leman 1980
Nebula finalist - story
1981The 1981 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1981The Best Science Fiction of the Year #10 edited by Terry Carr
Stories: 10