Best S.F. Stories From New Worlds 5
London: Panther Books, 1969 mass-sized paperback;
as Best SF Stories From New Worlds 5 on cover, spine & copyright page;
edited and introduced (+ notes) by Michael Moorcock;
original price: 5/-;
cover artist: unknown;
no hardcover edition.
An anthology of short fiction published in New Worlds, the seminal speculative fiction magazine which Moorcock edited for many years and with which he remains closely associated.
(Preceded by Best SF Stories From New Worlds 4)
Contents (first edition):-
p. 7: Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 9: ‘The Last Hurrah Of The Golden Horde’ by Norman Spinrad (from New Worlds No. 192);
p. 28: ‘The Death Module’ by J.G. Ballard (from N.W. No. 173);
p. 37: ‘The Last Inn On The Road’ by Roger Zelazny & Danny Plachta (from N.W. No. 176);
p. 43: ‘The Spectrum’ (poem) by D.M. Thomas (from N.W. No. 187);
p. 46: ‘The Tennyson Effect’ by Graham M. Hall (from N.W. No. 168);
p. 60: ‘The Serpent Of Kundalini’ by Brian W. Aldiss (from N.W. No. 179);
p. 74: ‘Mars Pastorale or I’m Fertile, Said Felix’ (as ‘Mars Pastorale’ only, on contents page) by Peter Tate (from N.W. No. 174);
p. 92: ‘Bibliographical Note On Ludwig Van Beethoven II’ by Langdon Jones (from N.W. No. 183);
p. 108: ‘A Landscape Of Shallows’ by Christopher Finch (from N.W. No. 182);
p. 123: ‘Scream’ by Giles Gordon (from N.W. No. 182);
p. 138: ‘The Rodent Laboratory’ by Charles Platt (from N.W. No. 165).
Followed by Best S.F. Stories From New Worlds 6)