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- Arm by Larry Niven
- Angel of Truth by Gordon Eklund
- Mazes by Ursula K. Le Guin
- For All Poor Folks at Picketwire by R. A. Lafferty
- Growing Up in Edge City by Frederik Pohl
- Durance by Ward Moore
- The Ghost of a Model T by Clifford D. Simak
- Planet Story by Kate Wilhelm
- Graduation Day by W. Macfarlane
- Timetipping by Jack Dann
- Encounter with a Carnivore by Joseph L. Green
- Lady Sunshine and the Magoon of Beatus by Alexei Panshin and Cory Panshin
- ...for a single yesterday by George R. R. Martin
- Bloodstream by Lou Fisher
- Existence by Joanna Russ
- Interface by A. A. Attanasio
- Blooded on Arachne by Michael Bishop
- Leviticus: In the Ark by Barry N. Malzberg
- Cambridge, 1:58 A.M. by Gregory Benford
- Run from the Fire by Harry Harrison
- The Aperture Moment by Brian W. Aldiss
- Nightbeat by Neal Barrett, Jr.
- Uneasy Chrysalids, Our Memories by John Shirley
- The Dogtown Tourist Agency by Jack Vance.
The anthology was an attempt to portray the "state of the art" of science fiction at the time it was published, and is important to the field on that basis. Most of the writers are considered "name" providers of science fiction material and several are multiple award-winners.
"Blooded on Arachne" was nominated for the Nebula award in 1976.
"Timescape" won the Nebula Award in 1981.
"Growing Up in Edge City" was nominated for the Nebula Award in 1976.
"ARM" was nominated for the Hugo Award in 1976.
Robert Silverberg won the Hugo Award for "Professional Editor" in 1976.
The anthology is relatively obscure and is out of print as of 2012.