Series: The Best of the Best

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The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction by Gardner Dozois1
The Best of the Best, Volume 2: 20 Years of the Best Short Science Fiction Novels by Gardner Dozois2

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  1. The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection by Gardner R. Dozois (1986)
  2. The New Space Opera by Gardner Dozois (2007)
  3. The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990 by Ursula K. Le Guin (1993)
  4. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume One by Jonathan Strahan (2007)
  5. The Space Opera Renaissance by David G. Hartwell (2006)
  6. The Hard SF Renaissance by David G. Hartwell (2002)
  7. Eclipse 1: New Science Fiction and Fantasy by Jonathan Strahan (2007)
  8. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time by Robert Silverberg (1970)
  9. The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction by Mike Ashley (2006)
  10. Far Horizons by Robert Silverberg (1999)
  11. The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories by Tom Shippey (1992)
  12. The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Vol. 1 by George Mann (2007)
  13. The Locus Awards: Thirty Years of the Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy by Charles N. Brown (2004)
  14. The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: Sixtieth Anniversary Anthology by Gordon Van Gelder (2009)
  15. The Secret History of Science Fiction by James Patrick Kelly (2009)

Series description


How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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