Series: The Science Fiction Century

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The Science Fiction Century, Volume 1 by David G. Hartwell1
The Science Fiction Century, Volume Two by David G. Hartwell2
The Science Fiction Century by David G. Hartwell1-2

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  1. The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990 by Ursula K. Le Guin (1993)
  2. The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year's Best Science Fiction by Gardner Dozois (2005)
  3. The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories by Tom Shippey (1992)
  4. The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF by David G. Hartwell (1994)
  5. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time by Robert Silverberg (1970)
  6. The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois (2007)
  7. Partners in Wonder by Harlan Ellison (1971)
  8. The end of the dream by Philip Wylie (1972)
  9. Far Horizons by Robert Silverberg (1999)
  10. The Hard SF Renaissance by David G. Hartwell (2002)
  11. The World Treasury of Science Fiction by David G. Hartwell (1989)
  12. The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 3: Lester Del Rey, Frederik Pohl, Damon Knight, A. E. van Vogt, and Jack Vance by Frederik Pohl (2001)
  13. The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two (1955-1970) by Isaac Asimov (1962)
  14. Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories by Harlan Ellison (1967)
  15. The Best of Fritz Leiber by Fritz Leiber (1963)

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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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