The Best Science Fiction of the Year

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

Title↧ Author/Editor Year Citations
"Vaster Than Empires and More Slow" Ursula K. Le Guin 1971
Richard Lupoff Recommended Short Stories
Hugo finalist - story
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1975Women of Wonder anthology series edited by Pamela Sargent, 1975-1995, 5 volumes
1983Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology edited by Eric S. Rabkin
2011Science Fiction: Stories and Contexts edited by Heather Masri
2016The Big Book of Science Fiction edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"The Sliced-Crosswise Only-On-Tuesday World" Philip José Farmer 1971
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1972Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year edited by Lester del Rey
"The Queen of Air and Darkness" Poul Anderson 1971
Nebula winner - story
Hugo winner - story
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1999Locus All Time Poll
2012Locus All Centuries Poll
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"Occam's Scalpel" Theodore Sturgeon 1971
1972The 1972 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1972Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year edited by Lester del Rey
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
"No Direction Home" Norman Spinrad 1971
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1972Best SF: 1971 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
2011Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction edited by Leigh Ronald Grossman
"A Meeting with Medusa" Arthur C. Clarke 1971
Nebula winner - story
Hugo finalist - story
1972Best SF: 1971 edited by Harry Harrison and Brian W. Aldiss
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1986The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume IV edited by Terry Carr
1989Anthologies edited by Hartwell, Cramer, and Wolf
2018Sci-Fi Lists Top 200 - story
2018ISFDB Most Viewed Short Stories
"In Entropy's Jaws" Robert Silverberg 1971
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
"How Can We Sink When We Can Fly?" Alexei Panshin 1971
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
"The Frayed String on the Stretched Forefinger of Time" Lloyd Biggle, Jr. 1971
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
"The Fourth Profession" Larry Niven 1971
Hugo finalist - story
1972The 1972 Annual World's Best SF edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
"All the Last Wars at Once" George Alec Effinger 1971
Hugo finalist - story
1972The Best Science Fiction of the Year edited by Terry Carr
1978Anthologies edited by Warrick, Greenberg, and Olander
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