World's Best Science Fiction: 1969

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World's Best Science Fiction: 1969
Worlds Best Science Fiction 1969 cover.jpg
Cover of first edition, 1969
Author edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr
Cover artist John Schoenherr
Country United States
Language English
Series World's Best Science Fiction
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date
1969
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 280 pp.
Preceded by World's Best Science Fiction: 1968
Followed by World's Best Science Fiction: 1970

World's Best Science Fiction: 1969 is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr, the fifth volume in a series of seven. It was first published in paperback by Ace Books in 1969, 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.

The book collects nineteen novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, with an introduction by the editors. The stories were previously published in 1968 in the magazines Galaxy Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Playboy, New Worlds, Amazing Stories, If, and Analog Science Fiction -> Science Fact; and the anthologies The Farthest Reaches and New Writings in SF 12.

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Awards[edit]

"Kyrie" was nominated for the 1968 Nebula Award for Best Short Story.

"Masks" was nominated for the 1968 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the 1969 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

"Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones Nebula Award won the 1969 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

"The Dance of the Changer and the Three" was nominated for the 1968 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the 1969 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

"Total Environment" was nominated for the 1968 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and the 1969 Hugo Award for Best Novelette.

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