The Best Science Fiction of the Year 6
|The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6|
Cover of first edition, 1977
|Author||edited by Terry Carr|
|Series||The Best Science Fiction of the Year|
|Genre||Science fiction short stories|
|Publisher||Del Rey Books|
|Media type||Print (paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Best Science Fiction of the Year 5|
|Followed by||The Best Science Fiction of the Year 7|
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #6 is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Terry Carr, the sixth volume in a series of sixteen. It was first published in paperback by Del Rey Books and in hardcover by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in July 1977.
The book collects eleven novellas, novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, with an introduction, notes and concluding essays by Carr and Charles N. Brown. The stories were previously published in 1976 in the magazines The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Galaxy, and Amazing Science Fiction, and the anthologies Andromeda 1, New Dimensions Science Fiction Number 6, Future Power, Orbit 18, Universe 6, and Stellar No 2.
- "Introduction" (Terry Carr)
- "I See You" (Damon Knight)
- "The Phantom of Kansas" (John Varley)
- "Seeing" (Harlan Ellison)
- "The Death of Princes" (Fritz Leiber)
- "The Psychologist Who Wouldn't Do Awful Things to Rats" (James Tiptree, Jr.)
- "The Eyeflash Miracles" (Gene Wolfe)
- "An Infinite Summer" (Christopher Priest)
- "The Highest Dive" (Jack Williamson)
- "Meathouse Man" (George R. R. Martin)
- "Custer's Last Jump" (Steven Utley and Howard Waldrop)
- "The Bicentennial Man" (Isaac Asimov)
- "Recommended Reading - 1976" (Terry Carr)
- "The Science Fiction Year" (Charles N. Brown)
"Seeing" placed sixth in the 1977 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.
"The Death of Princes" placed fourth in the 1977 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.
"The Psychologist Who Wouldn't Do Awful Things to Rats" sixth in the 1977 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.
"An Infinite Summer" placed fourteenth in the 1977 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.
"Meathouse Man" placed eighth in the 1977 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette