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Berkley Showcase, The

Original Anthology series from Berkley Books, consisting of The Berkley Showcase: New Writings in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vol. 1 (anth 1980), The Berkley Showcase: New Writings in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vol. 2 (anth 1980), The Berkley Showcase: Vol 3 (anth 1981) without the usual subtitle on the title page, although it appears on the cover, The Berkley Showcase: New Writings in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vol. 4 (anth 1981), all edited by Victoria Schochet and John Silbersack; and The Berkley Showcase: New Writings in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vol. 5 (anth 1982), edited by Schochet and Melissa Singer.

This shortlived but lively series published stories by up-and-comers (Pat Cadigan, Orson Scott Card, John Kessel, Howard Waldrop, Connie Willis), established sf gurus (Thomas M Disch, R A Lafferty), and a few surprises from almost outside the ballpark (Marge Piercy, Eric Van Lustbader). Indeed, some of its content may have been too close to sf's leading edge to be commercial. It was announced in the first issue, unusually, that this "house" anthology did not expect to make money. [PN/DRL]

The Berkley Showcase

Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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