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The ... Annual World's Best SF

Identifier: PZ1 .A1 S25X

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The ... Annual World's Best SF was ran from 1972 to 1990 in under DAW Books. This collection contains issues ranging from 1972 to 1988, though the reader should note that the collection may not be complete.


  • 1972-1988

Language of Materials

These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

These materials have unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


19 Volumes (This collection contains 19 (nineteen) volumes. )

Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections holds issues of the magazine published between 1972 - 1988. It may not be a complete run of the publication.

Biographical / Historical

Begun in 1972, The Annual World's Best SF was a yearly book published by DAW Books. Beginning with the The 1972 Annual World's Best SF, the books were edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha. The stories were not selected by popular choice or some ranking, but rather on the opinion of the two editors. The series ran a total of 18 books, ending publication in 1990.


These materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials for this collection were donated by Bud Foote, Patrick T. Malone, Lewis Murphy, Mary Twining-Baird and Bart Hacker.

Processing Information

Materials processed by Jocelyn Jagrowski in August 2020.

Inventory of The ... Annual World's Best SF
In Progress
Jocelyn Jagrowski
August 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA