Gardner Dozois’ 1989 The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Sixth Annual Collectionis, rather unsurprisingly, the sixth volume in his series of annual anthologies collecting the best SF of the previous year. In the case of the Sixth, that year was 1988. Dozois, unlike some people I could mention, actually believed in letting years run to their end before deciding which works of that year were best.
Gardner Dozois’ 1988 The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fifth Annual Collection is the fifth Dozois anthology of noteworthy science fiction from the previous calendar year. I too am horrified that Dozois used the term “collection” when “anthology” would have been more appropriate.
And what did the SF of 1987 — now thirty-four years in the past — look like?
1987’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fourth Annual Collection is the fourth volume in Gardner Dozois’ long-running annual anthology series, showcasing the previous year’s best short SF.
Gardner R. Dozois’ 1986 The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection is an anthology of … do I need to spell this out? As one might expect, it covers stories from 1985.
Once more into the breach! Only thirty-two of these to go! Which at one per two months will keep me busy until 2026.
Gardner Dozois’ 1985 The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection collects the best science fiction published in 1984.
Gardner Dozois’ 1984 The Year’s Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collection is an anthology of short speculative fiction.