The 1982 Annual World's Best SF

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The 1982 Annual World's Best SF
1982 Annual World's Best SF.jpg
Cover of first edition, 1982
Author edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
Cover artist Wayne D. Barlowe
Country United States
Language English
Series The Annual World’s Best SF
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher DAW Books
Publication date
1982
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 304 pp.
ISBN 0-87997-728-0
Preceded by The 1981 Annual World's Best SF
Followed by The 1983 Annual World's Best SF

The 1982 Annual World's Best SF is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha, the eleventh volume in a series of nineteen. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in May 1982, followed by a hardcover edition issued in September 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 Wayne D. Barlowe was replaced by a new cover painting by Dawn Wilson.

The book collects ten novellas, novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, with an introduction by Wollheim. The stories were previously published in 1981 in the magazines Omni, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, the collections Sunfall and Out of the Everywhere and Other Extraordinary Visions, and the anthology Distant Worlds.

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Awards[edit]

"Blind Spot" placed twenty-fourth in the 1982 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

"The Pusher" was nominated for the 1981 Nebula Award for Best Short Story, won the 1982 SF Chronicle Award for Best Short Story and the 1982 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, and placed first in the 1982 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.

"Polyphemus" placed sixth in the 1982 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.

"Out of the Everywhere" placed fifth in the 1982 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

"Through All Your Houses Wandering" placed eighteenth in the 1982 Locus Poll Award for Best Novella.

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