The Year’s Best S-F: 5th Annual Edition, ed. Judith Merril (Dell F118 – 1961)

The Year's Best S-F: 5th Annual Edition, ed. Judith Merril

The Year’s Best S-F: 5th Annual Edition, ed. Judith Merril

Out Of This World

Here are over 20 selections of the greatest in s.f…. culled from the thousands published during the past year… representing the best in adventure, excitement, originality, and sheer reading pleasure… chosen by Judith Merril, an editor whose name is synonymous with taste and quality.

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Title: The Year’s Best S-F: 5th Annual Edition
Editor: Judith Merril
Imprint & Number: Dell F118
Cover price: 50¢
Publication date: 1961
Cover artist: Richard Powers
ISBN: none

Includes:

  • Damon Knight – The Handler (Rogue, 8/60)
  • Jack Finney – The Other Wife (Saturday Evening Post, 1/30/60)
  • Avram Davidson – No Fire Burns (Playboy, 7/59)
  • Cordwainer Smith – No, No, Not Rogov! (Worlds of If, 2/59; 6th Instrumentality of Mankind story)
  • Ray Bradbury – The Shoreline at Sunset (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 3/59)
  • Gordon R Dickson – The Dreamsman (Star Science Fiction No. 6, 1959)
  • Jack Sharkey – Multum in Parvo (The Gent, 12/59)
  • Daniel KeyesFlowers for Algernon (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 4/59; Hugo Award winner)
  • John W Campbell Jr – “What Do You Mean . . . Human?” (Astounding Science Fiction, 9/59)
  • Ralph Dighton – Sierra Sam (New York Times, 1/60)
  • Clifford D Simak – A Death in the House (Galaxy, 10/59)
  • Fritz Leiber – Mariana (Fantastic Science Fiction Stories, 2/60)
  • Roger Price – An Inquiry Concerning the Curvature of the Earth’s Surface and Divers Investigations of a Metaphysical Nature (Monocle Magazine, 1958)
  • Carol Emshwiller – Day at the Beach (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 8/59)
  • Randall Garrett – Hot Argument (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 2/60; a Poor Willie poem)
  • Randall Garrett writing as Darrell T Langart – What the Left Hand Was Doing (Astounding/Analog Science Fact & Fiction, 2/60)
  • JG Ballard – The Sound Sweep (Science Fantasy, 2/60)
  • Will Mohler writing as Will Worthington – Plenitude (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 11/59)
  • Theodore Sturgeon – The Man Who Lost the Sea (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 10/59)
  • Lawrence Block – Make a Prison (Science Fiction Stories, 1/59)
  • Mark Clifton – What Now, Little Man? (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 12/59)
  • Hilbert Schenck Jr – Me (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 8/59)
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