In the mid-90's, I read a wonderful collection of stories that I've been trying to find since. The book was titled something like Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Stories, I believe published in some time in the 1980's or early 1990's.

Some of the stories I remember included:

  • A women tries to convince a vampire to transform her as a way to cure her HIV infection.
  • A man with the power to control minds comes upon a house populated by other strange characters, including a sentient radio, an old man with a lightning bolt tattoo who flies around the world to keep the Earth's plates stitched together, and a woman in the attic who uncontrollably shape-shifts into the love of whoever she talks to.
  • A story in the afterlife, where people are endlessly walking down a path, and two characters begin unlocking the subtle code of the arrows inscribed on the ground.

Any help tracking this book down would be greatly appreciated!

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    "The Year's Best Science Fiction" is an extremely popular annual anthology, published since 1984. Wikipedia has contents for all the annuals - I would recommend looking at contents of each until you recognize one or more stories – DJClayworth Nov 24 '17 at 17:49
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    Or recognize the cover. – Emsley Wyatt Nov 24 '17 at 20:19
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    I think somebody was looking for your #2 story in another old (and unanswered) question at scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/49925/… -- the extra details might jog your memory and give you a chance to solve the mystery. – Otis Nov 25 '17 at 7:30

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