The 1987 Annual World's Best SF

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The 1987 Annual World's Best SF
1987 Annual World's Best SF.jpg
Cover of first edition, 1987
Author edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha
Cover artist Tony Roberts
Country United States
Language English
Series The Annual World’s Best SF
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher DAW Books
Publication date
1987
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 303 pp.
ISBN 0-88677-203-6
Preceded by The 1986 Annual World's Best SF
Followed by The 1988 Annual World's Best SF

The 1987 Annual World's Best SF is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha, the fourteenth volume in a series of nineteen. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in June 1987, followed by a hardcover edition issued in July 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 by Tony Roberts was replaced by a new cover painting by Richard Powers.

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 1986 in the magazines Omni, Amazing Stories, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and the anthology L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume II.

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The anthology placed seventh in the 1988 Locus Poll Award for Best Anthology.

"Permafrost" won the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, was nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novelette, and placed fifth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

"Pretty Boy Crossover" won the 1987 SF Chronicle Award for Best Short Story, was nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the 1987 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and placed ninth in the 1987Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.

"R & R" won the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Novella and the 1987 SF Chronicle Award for Best Novella, placed first in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Novella, and was nominated for the 1987 Asimov's Readers' Poll Award for Best Novella and the 1987 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

"Lo, How an Oak E'er Blooming" placed seventeenth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.

"Into Gold" placed seventeenth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

"The Lions Are Asleep This Night" was nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the 1987 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and placed thirteenth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.

"Against Babylon" placed eighteenth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

"Strangers in Paradise" placed sixteenth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.

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