Some folks over in Asimov’s Forum have a thread going regarding story statistics for The Years Best Science Fiction anthology series edited by Gardner Dozois. Here are some interesting statistics posted by “William Atheling III” for the first 23 volumes of the series:

Top 13 Authors with the Most Appearances in Dozois’ YEAR BEST SF Volumes 1 – 23

  1. Nancy Kress (17)
  2. Michael Swanwick (16)
  3. Greg Egan (15)
  4. Robert Reed (14)
  5. Robert Silverberg (14)
  6. Bruce Sterling (14)
  7. James Patrick Kelly (13)
  8. Walter Jon Williams (13)
  9. Pat Cadigan (11)
  10. John Kessel (11)
  11. Ian R. MacLeod (11)
  12. Lucius Shepard (10)
  13. Howard Waldrop (10)

Top 12 Common Universes from Dozois’ YEAR BEST SF Volumes 1 – 23

  1. Hainish by Ursula K. Le Guin (5 stories)
  2. Revelation Space by Alastair Reynold (5)
  3. Xeelee by Stephen Baxter (4)
  4. Great Ship by Robert Reed (4)
  5. Kirinyaga by Mike Resnick (4)
  6. The Company by Kage Baker (4)
  7. Hwarhath by Eleanor Arnason (3)
  8. Wynne Cage by Jim Kelly (3)
  9. Counting Heads by David Marusek (3)
  10. Quiet War by Paul McAuley (3)
  11. Hefn by Judith Moffett (3)
  12. Silurian Tales by Steven Utley (3)

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