The Best of New Dimensions Author:Robert Silverberg (Editor) In the last few years the approach to science fiction has changed dramatically. From the early days when the bulk of science fiction was either crude adventure fiction or else cast in the mode of simply told puzzle stories, it has today broadened into an exciting literature which can find its roots in Joyce, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Kafka, and Man... more »n. The aim of New Dimensions is to publish the best science fiction short stories being written today, whether by highly regarded professionals or authors who have never before appeared in print, offering a platform for new ideas, new approaches and the freedom to publish what is good. These stories share a freshness and originality that come from stepping outside of the conventional, into unknown territory. Exploring beyond: beyond the everyday, beyond the commonplace, beyond even the traditional subject matter of science fiction. These stories explore new themes and notions in ways that are daringly different: an anthology collection, 18 of the best stories from New Dimensions.
Introduction (The Best of New Dimensions, 1979) • essay by Robert Silverberg
A Special Kind of Morning (1971) / Gardner Dozois
The Sliced-Crosswise Only-On-Tuesday World [Dayworld] (1971) / Philip José Farmer
At the Mouse Circus (1971) / Harlan Ellison
Nobody's Home (1972) / Joanna Russ
Eurema's Dam (1972) / R. A. Lafferty
f(x)=(11/15/67) x=her, f(x)!=0 (1972) / George Alec Effinger
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (1973) / Ursula K. Le Guin
They Live on Levels (1973) / Terry Carr
Tell Me All About Yourself (1973) / F. M. Busby
The Examination (1974) / Felix C. Gotschalk
Find the Lady (1975) / Nicholas Fisk
A Scarab in the City of Time (1975) / Marta Randall
The Psychologist Who Wouldn't Do Awful Things to Rats (1976) / James Tiptree, Jr.
On the Air (1976) / Barry N. Malzberg
A Quiet Revolution for Death (1978) / Jack Dann
When the Morning Stars Sing Together (1978) / Donnan Call Jeffers, Jr.
Calibrations and Exercises (1979) / Gregory Benford