Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year 15

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Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #15
Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year 15 cover.jpg
Cover of first edition, 1986
Author edited by Terry Carr
Country United States
Language English
Series The Best Science Fiction of the Year
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
1986
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 379 pp.
ISBN 0-8125-3267-8
Preceded by Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year
Followed by Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year 16

Terry Carr's Best Science Fiction of the Year #15 is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Terry Carr, the fifteenth volume in a series of sixteen. It was first published in paperback by Tor Books in August 1986 and in hardcover and paperback by Gollancz in October of the same year, under the alternate title Best SF of the Year #15.

The book collects twelve novellas, novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, with an introduction, notes and concluding essays by Carr and Charles N. Brown. The stories were previously published in 1985 in the magazines Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Omni, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Interzone, the anthology L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, the collection Fire Watch, and the chapbook Of Space/Time and the River.

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Awards[edit]

The anthology placed third in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Anthology.

"Sailing to Byzantium" won the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novella, was nominated for the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novella and the 1986 SF Chronicle Award for Best Novella, and placed second in the 1986 Locus Poll Award for Best Novella.

"Flying Saucer Rock & Roll" was nominated for the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, and placed eighth in the 1986 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.

"A Spanish Lesson" placed eleventh in the 1986 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

"Snow" was nominated for the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Short Story and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Short Story, and placed third in the 1986 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Story.

"Shanidar" placed twenty-first in the 1986 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

"All My Darling Daughters" placed seventh in the 1986 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

"Of Space-Time and the River" placed sixth in the 1987 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

"A Gift from the Graylanders" was nominated for the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novelette, and placed eighth in the 1986 Locus Poll Award for Best Novelette.

"The People on the Precipice" was nominated for the 1985 British Science Fiction Award for Best Short Fiction.

"The Only Neat Thing to Do" was nominated for the 1985 Nebula Award for Best Novella and the 1986 Hugo Award for Best Novella, won the 1986 SF Chronicle Award for Best Novella, and placed first in the 1986 Locus Poll Award for Best Novella.

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