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SF The Year's Greatest Science-Fiction and Fantasy

Edited by Judith Merril

Cover artist: Richard Powers

Publisher: Dell

Pub year: 1956

Cover price: 35¢


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Cover tagline

Introduction by Orson Welles
Stories and Novelettes by
Theodore Sturgeon
Steve Allen
Isaac Asimov
Shirley Jackson
and many others

Back cover text

The sky's no limit... the adventure and excitement, the sheer reading pleasure, you will find in this selection of the very best of science-fantasy ... culled from more than a thousand stories published in books and magazines during the past year.

Stories by Robert Abernathy, Damon Knight, Jack Finney, Zenna Henderson, Kuttner & Moore, James E. Gunn, Willard Marsh, E.C. Tubb, Mark Clifton, Mildred Clingerman, Avram Davidson, R.R. Merliss, Algis Budrys, Walter M. Miller Jr.

The contents have been selected by an editor whose name is a synonym for taste and quality in the field ... Miss Judith Merril. The introduction is by Mr. Orson Welles.

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Interior text

Nothing but the best!

Here are eighteen stories of science-fantasy, chosen from more than a thousand different pieces published during the past year, in this country and in England.

These stories are different: There is no "formula" for science-fantasy; it's got to be new to be good.

Each story is first-rate fiction, guaranteed by its inclusion in a book edited by Miss Judith Merril, whose previous anthologies have elicited this kind of enthusiastic comment:

"...perfectly amazing to find so good a collection..."
— Saturday Review

"...another triumph for that peerless anthologist..."
— New York Times

"Best value for the money ever offered in the field."
— Chicago Sun-Times