SF: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy
Dust-jacket from the first edition
|Author||edited by Judith Merril|
|Cover artist||Ed Emshwiller|
|Genre||Science fiction and fantasy|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
|Followed by||SF '57: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy|
SF: The Year's Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy is a 1956 anthology of science fiction and fantasy short stories edited by Judith Merril. It was the first in a series of 12 annual anthologies edited by Merrill. Most of the stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galaxy Science Fiction, Fantastic Universe, Science-Fantasy, If, Good Housekeeping and Bluebook.
- Introduction, by Orson Welles
- Preface, by Judith Merril
- "The Stutterer", by R. R. Merliss
- "The Golem", by Avram Davidson
- "Junior", by Robert Abernathy
- "The Cave of Night", by James E. Gunn
- "The Hoofer", by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
- "Bulkhead", by Theodore Sturgeon
- "Sense from Thought Divide", by Mark Clifton
- "Pottage", by Zenna Henderson
- "Nobody Bothers Gus", by Algis Budrys
- "The Last Day of Summer", by E. C. Tubb
- "One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts", by Shirley Jackson
- "The Ethicators", by Willard Marsh
- "Birds Can’t Count", by Mildred Clingerman
- "Of Missing Persons", by Jack Finney
- "Dreaming Is a Private Thing", by Isaac Asimov
- "The Country of the Kind", by Damon Knight
- "The Public Hating", by Steve Allen
- "Home There’s No Returning", by Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore
- "The Year’s S-F, Summation and Honorable Mentions", by Judith Merril
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