Building the Year's Best Science Fiction
by Gardner Dozois
Amazon.com Digital ISBN/ITEM#: B000A0F6HM
Date: 21 June 2005 List Price $0.49 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Book Description: After nearly 30 years spent editing Best of the Year anthologies, this essay is an examination of what such anthologies are and what they need to do to be successful, as well as the specific problems, pitfalls, and challenges included in putting together such an anthology, and how such problems may or may not be overcome. The essay also includes a methodology for putting such an anthology together, as well as some reflections on the values of such a book, and what larger, long-term benefits may be gained for the Science Fiction community at large from such volumes.