The Year's Best Science Fiction

The Year's Best Science Fiction was a series of science fiction anthologies edited by American Gardner Dozois until his death in 2018. The series, which is unrelated to the similarly titled and themed Year's Best SF, was published by St. Martin's Griffin. The collections were produced annually for 35 years starting in 1984.

In the UK, the series was titled The Mammoth Book Of Best New Science Fiction and published by Robinson. The Fourth Annual Collection in the US, in 1987, became the first book of the "Mammoth series" in the UK.[1] For the next five years, from 1988 through 1993, the UK series was titled Best New SF (#2 through #7).[2]

Best of the Best seriesEdit

In 2005, Dozois edited the first "Best of the Best" compilation. A second volume was published in 2007. That compilation and the entire series were re-released as e-books in October 2012.[3]

One year after Dozois's death, a "Very Best of the Best" was published, in 2019.



  1. ^ ISFDB listing for US 4th Annual
  2. ^ Series: The Year's Best Science Fiction at ISFDB
  3. ^ ""The Year's Best Science Fiction" Series Edited by Gardner Dozois Finally Gets the Full eBook Treatment (+ Back Catalog Bonus)". SF Signal. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.

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