World's Best Science Fiction: 1968

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World's Best Science Fiction: 1968
Worlds Best Science Fiction 1968 cover.jpg
Cover of first edition, 1968
Author edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
Cover artist Jack Gaughan
Country United States
Language English
Series World's Best Science Fiction
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date
1968
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 319 pp.
Preceded by World's Best Science Fiction: 1967
Followed by World's Best Science Fiction: 1969

World's Best Science Fiction: 1968 is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr, the fourth volume in a series of seven. It was first published in paperback by Ace Books in 1968. It was reprinted by the same publisher in 1970 under the alternate title World's Best Science Fiction: Fourth Series. The first hardcover edition was published by Gollancz in 1969.

The book collects sixteen novellas, novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, with an introduction by the editors. The stories were previously published in 1967 in the magazines SF Impulse, If, Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact; Magazine of Horror, Galaxy Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and New Worlds, and the anthology Orbit 2.

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Awards[edit]

"Driftglass" was nominated for the 1967 Nebula Award for Best Short Story.

"Hawksbill Station" was nominated for the1967 Nebula Award for Best Novella and the 1968 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

"I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" won the 1968 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

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