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Country  United States
Publication date  1990
Pages  341 pp.
Publisher  DAW Books
3.6/5 Goodreads

Language  English
Media type  Print (paperback)
Originally published  1990
Cover artist  Jim Burns
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Series  The Annual World’s Best SF
Authors  Donald A. Wollheim, Arthur W. Saha
Preceded by  The 1989 Annual World's Best SF
Genres  Science Fiction, Anthology
Similar  Works by Arthur W Saha, World's Best Science Fiction books, Science Fiction books

The 1990 Annual World's Best SF is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha, the nineteenth volume in a series of nineteen. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in July 1990, followed by a hardcover edition issued in August of the same year by the same publisher as a selection of the Science Fiction Book Club. For the hardcover edition the original cover art of Jim Burns was replaced by a new cover painting by Richard Powers.

Contents

The book collects twelve novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, with an introduction by Wollheim. The stories were previously published in 1989 in the magazines Amazing Science Fiction, Interzone, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and the anthologies Zenith: The Best in New British Science Fiction and What Might Have Been? Vol II: Alternate Heroes.

Contents

  • "Introduction" (Donald A. Wollheim)
  • "Alphas" (Gregory Benford)
  • "The Magic Bullet" (Brian Stableford)
  • "North of the Abyss" (Brian W. Aldiss)
  • "Chiprunner" (Robert Silverberg)
  • "Abe Lincoln in McDonald's" (James Morrow)
  • "Death Ship" (Barrington J. Bayley)
  • "In Translation" (Lisa Tuttle)
  • "A Sleep and a Forgetting" (Robert Silverberg)
  • "Not Without Honor" (Judith Moffett)
  • "Dogwalker" (Orson Scott Card)
  • "Surrender" (Lucius Shepard)
  • "War Fever" (J. G. Ballard)
  • A 1991 Italian edition of the book also included an interview of Terry Pratchett by Giuseppe Lippi and the short story "Illness in a Word" (1991) by R. P. Bird.

    Awards

    The anthology placed fifth in the 1990 Locus Poll Award for Best Anthology.

    "Alphas" placed twenty-first in the 1990 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.

    "Abe Lincoln in McDonald's" placed eighth in the 1990 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.

    "In Translation" won the 1989 British Science Fiction Award for Short Fiction.

    "A Sleep and a Forgetting" placed nineteenth in the 1990 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

    "Not Without Honor" was nominated for the 1990 Asimov's Readers' Poll -- Novelette and placed twenty-third in the 1990 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

    "Dogwalker" was nominated for the 1990 Asimov's Readers' Poll -- Novelette and the 1990 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, and placed first in the 1990 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

    "Surrender" was nominated for the 1990 Asimov's Readers' Poll -- Novelette and placed eighth in the 1990 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

    "War Fever" placed tenth in the 1990 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

    References

    The 1990 Annual World's Best SF Wikipedia


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