In a year of outstanding stories, these are THE BEST:
Isaac Asimov, FOUND: The first aliens to encounter humanity were mindless, defenseless-but there were others…
Joan D. Vinge, VIEW FROM A HEIGHT: A one-way trip to the stars makes sense – if life on Earth would kill you.
Gene Wolfe, SEVEN AMERICAN NIGHTS: A tourist from the Orient finds a strange doom in the Mysterious West.
Michael Bishop, OLD FOLKS AT HOME: It was a little late for her to get married – especially to six people at once !
Plus seven other superb stories, including John Varley’s Hugo- and Nebula-winning THE PERSISTENCE OF VISION