‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’
This month: The Year’s Best Science Fiction . . .
This is the time of year when the annual Best Science Fiction of the Year anthologies start coming out — what used to be an exciting time for me, since I often had stories reprinted in those anthologies and I was eager to see what the editors of those books had had to say about them. Now that I’m no longer very active as a science fiction writer, I’m not likely to be a candidate for inclusion in the best-of-the-year anthologies — you have to write something if you want somebody to be able to reprint it — and so I look at the new year’s books purely with the interest of an observer who wants to know who the hot new writers of the field might be and what sort of thing they may be writing.