The Best Science Fiction of the Year 7

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Best Science Fiction of the Year #7
Best Science Fiction of the Year 7 cover.jpg
Cover of first edition, 1978
Author edited by Terry Carr
Country United States
Language English
Series The Best Science Fiction of the Year
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Del Rey Books
Publication date
1978
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 365 pp.
ISBN 0-345-27338-9
Preceded by The Best Science Fiction of the Year 6
Followed by The Best Science Fiction of the Year 8

The Best Science Fiction of the Year #7 is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Terry Carr, the seventh volume in a series of sixteen. It was first published in paperback by Del Rey Books in July 1978, and in hardcover under the slightly variant title Best Science Fiction of the Year 7 by Gollancz in November 1978.

The book collects nine 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 1977 in the magazines Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, Cosmos Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and the anthologies Orbit 19, 2076: The American Tricentennial, New Voices in Science Fiction, and Universe 7.

Contents[edit]

Awards[edit]

The anthology placed first in the 1979 Locus Poll Award for Best Anthology.

"Stardance" won the 1977 Nebula Award for Best Novella and the 1978 Hugo Award for Best Novella, and placed first in the 1978 Locus Poll Award for Best Novella.

"The House of Compassionate Sharers" was nominated for the 1978 Ditmar Award for Best International Long Fiction and placed twelfth in the 1978 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Fiction.

"Aztecs" was nominated for the 1977 Nebula Award for Best Novella and the 1978 Hugo Award for Best Novella, and placed third in the 1978 Locus Poll Award for Best Novella.

"The Family Monkey" placed seventh in the 1978 Locus Poll Award for Best Novella.

"A Rite of Spring" was nominated for the 1977 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and placed fourth in the 1978 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Fiction.

External links[edit]