The 1980 Annual World's Best SF Author:Wollheim, Donald A. This year, Donald A. Wollheim has chosen 11 outstanding stories for his annual anthology of the best short science fiction...visions of the future...visions of Utopia, visions of ordinary human beings in extraordinary situations. — For example: The Thaw by Tanith Lee. Carla Brice meant nothing to her descendant Tracey. But Carla was one of 70 peo... more »ple who, back in 1993, had been victims of terminal diseases, and had opted to undergo crogenic suspension.
Now, some 200 years later, smack in the middle of the future these people had expected so much from, Carla was going to be defrosted...and the Institute had asked Tacey to help her great-great-great-great-great-grandmother to adjust.
Tacey wasn't keen on the idea at first, but the situation seemed harmless enough...a good deal all around, Tacey thought.