World's Best Science Fiction: 1970

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World's Best Science Fiction: 1970
Worlds Best Science Fiction 1970 cover.jpg
Cover of first edition, 1970
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
1970
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 349 pp.
Preceded by World's Best Science Fiction: 1969
Followed by World's Best Science Fiction: 1971

World's Best Science Fiction: 1970 is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr, the sixth volume in a series of seven. It was first published in paperback by Ace Books in 1970, 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 and a British hardcover edition issued in November of the same year by Gollancz.

The book collects thirteen novellas, novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, with an introduction by the editors. The stories were previously published in 1969 in the magazines Galaxy Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact; Vision of Tomorrow, New Worlds, If, and Playboy, and the anthologies Tomorrow's Worlds, New Writings in SF 15 and Orbit 5.

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The anthology placed fourth in the 1970 Locus Poll Award for Best Anthology/Collection.

"A Boy and His Dog" won the 1969 Nebula Award for Best Novella and was nominated for the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

"Ship of Shadows" was nominated for the 1969 Nebula Award for Best Novella and won the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

"Nine Lives" was nominated for the 1969 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.

"The Big Flash" was nominated for the 1969 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.

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